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Year 6 to 7 Transition

Hello and welcome to Corby Business Academy’s Year 6 into 7 transition page.

If your child has been offered a place in Year 7 at Corby Business Academy for September 2023, this page should provide you with all the information you will need, as well as answering any questions you might have. Here at the Academy, we recognise that the more information we can provide for students, parents and carers, the smoother and less stressful the transition process will be in these strange times. We will endeavour to update the webpage at regular intervals.

In this area, you will have access to a Transition video where your child will be introduced to key members of staff involved with Year 7 and be taken on a tour of the Academy. A copy of our Transition booklet will also be available for you to read.

On a weekly basis, a newsletter will be uploaded, detailing the various transition activities that are planned. Tutors will be introduced as part of the weekly newsletters and their profiles available shortly afterwards. Following the release of the final newsletter, you will receive an email informing you of which tutor group your child has been placed in.

If your child is joining our Unit Provision, please look at this tab to access additional information and resources related specifically to the Unit.

We are delighted that you have chosen Corby Business Academy for the next stage of your child’s educational journey and meeting you all face to face in the near future.

If you have any queries about any of this information or the transition process generally, please do not hesitate to contact me via email:

Yours sincerely

Ms H. Thompson
Assistant Principal


Our Year 6 to 7 Transition Day is Friday 14th July 2023. More details will be provided nearer the time. We look forward to meeting our new students. We will also be holding a Parent and Carer Information evening on Tuesday 4th July at 5.30 p.m. Please book your place for the Principal's presentation via Eventbrite;

Transition Day & Information Evening Letter


Each week a newsletter will be added here:

Week 1 Newsletter

Week 2 Newsletter

Week 3 Newsletter

Each week, we will add a new video here. 

You can find out more about the Year 7 Tutor Team Corby Business Academy by clicking on the profiles below. Read all about their interests, what they teach and where to find them in the Academy. We will upload more profiles over the following weeks.

Ms Heather Thompson

Assistant Principal and Year 7 SLT Link

Letters from students attending Corby Business Academy will be uploaded below over the coming weeks and will allow you to find out more about the Academy from the view of the students.

Welcome Letter 1

Welcome Letter 2

Welcome Letter 3

Welcome Letter 4

Welcome Letter 5

Links to any forms parents and carers are required to complete before their child starts Year 7 at the Academy in September 2023 will be uploaded here. Please ensure all forms are completed no later than Friday 30th June 2023.

Policies and Agreements
Please ensure you read the below Agreement Policies before complete the Parent/Carer and Student Agreement Form:
Home School Agreement Policy
Transport Agreement Policy
Photographic and Media Consent Agreement Policy
IT Acceptable Use Agreement Policy

To agree to the above policies please log into EduLink and update your child's information to consent to these policies.

Data Form
Corby Business Academy and the Local Education Authority are required under Data Protection legislation to comply with essential good practice in respect of information collected here and manage it securely.  The individuals who are the subject of the information and are encouraged to help keep information up to date.  This information will be used for educational, welfare, planning and managerial purposes. Please complete the Data Form by clicking on the link below when it is uploaded over the coming weeks. Please ensure all pages are fully and clearly completed and that the document is signed and dated at all relevant points.

To find out more about the uniform your child will require for September please view our Uniform page here. To order uniform from our suppliers please click here.

Bus Application
To apply for a bus for your child please click here. To find out more about the bus number and route your child requires please click here to view our bus information page.

Student Questionnaire
To support students' transition to Year 7, we ask that new students complete a questionnaire:
CBA Student Questionnaire

Students are able to select the names of two people they work well with, and we will try to keep them with someone they know in their tutor group.

Brooke Weston Trust's policies can be viewed here.

Below you will find a range of resources specifically designed for new Year 7 students starting in our Unit Provision in September. There is a document to help students become more familiar with the school building and a social story for wearing school uniform as well as useful information for parents and carers.  In the coming weeks additional social stories to support transition and staff profiles will be added. Please click on the titles or the images to open each document.


Staff Profiles

Miss Mullan - Teaching Staff

Miss Palombi - Teaching Staff

Mr White - Teaching Staff

Mrs Simmonds - Teaching Staff

Mrs Bennett - Assistant Unit Manager

Mrs Brown - Assistant Unit Manager

Miss Campbell - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Coleman - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs McCracken - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Shackleton - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Wooton - Learning Support Assistant







Each year, the Academy holds a transition reading challenge for new Year 7 students joining the Academy in September. This year, the Academy have based the challenge around 'Everything All at Once', a collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Students will be given a copy of the book on transition day.  Students are encouraged to read all, or some, of the book and complete activities based on the book over the summer holidays.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy's Librarian; Mrs C. Keelan: