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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 2021, 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 as well as a recorded ‘Episode’ from Mr Hallam, Head of Year 7.  Tutors will be introduced as part of the weekly episode and their profiles available shortly afterwards. Following the release of the final newsletter and episode, you will receive an email informing you of which tutor group your child has been placed in.

Each year, Corby Business Academy is delighted to promote a ‘Big Read’ and this year is no different. Please click on the appropriate tab for access to ‘The Book of Hopes’ which can be accessed free of charge and an accompanying activity booklet which we hope students will engage in over the summer.

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

To access our Virtual Transition Day page, please click here

Our Welcome Booklet will be uploaded here shortly. 

Year 6 to 7 Welcome Booklet
Academic Year 2021-22

Each week a newsletter will be added here. Our first newsletter will be uploaded on 11th June 2021 Click on the links below to view the newsletter.

Newsletter 1


Newsletter 2

Newsletter 3

Newsletter 4

Each week, we will add a new video here. The first video will be uploaded on 11th June 2021. Click on the links below view each episode.

Episode 1


Episode 2


Episode 3


Episode 4


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                                                     Mr Patrick Hallam
       Assistant Principal and Year 7 SLT Link                                         Head of Year 7

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.

Links to any forms parents and carers are required to complete before their child starts Year 7 at the Academy in September 2021 will be uploaded here. Please ensure all forms are completed no later than Friday 2nd July 2021.

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 complete the form below:
Parent/Carer and Student Agreement Form

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.

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

Mrs Laywood-Hall - Teaching Staff

Miss Mullan - Teaching Staff

Miss Palombi - Teaching Staff

Mr White - Teaching Staff

Mrs Bennett - Assistant Unit Manager

Mrs Brown - Assistant Unit Manager

Miss Campbell - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Coleman - Learning Support Assistant

Miss Mackenzie - 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 'The Book of Hopes', written to inspire and entertain children in lockdown. The book features a selection of short stories, poems and extracts. An electronic copy of the book can be accessed by clicking on the book cover or book title below this.  Students are encouraged to read all, or some, of the book and complete activities based on the book over the summer holidays. More information about the book and activities can be found in the booklet below, please click the booklet cover or title below to view this. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy's Literacy Lead, Mrs F. Bichener:

 The Book of Hopes

The Book of Hopes -
Corby Business Academy Transition Reading Booklet 

 Mr Underwood - Principal



 Ms Thompson - Assistant Principal and Year 7 SLT Link



Madame Amoah - French Teacher



Miss Bird - Geography Teacher



Mrs Brown - Unit Provision Assistant Manager



Mr Corbishley - Head of Computer Science and Year 7 Tutor



Miss Crane- English Teacher



Mrs Dickinson - SENCo and Dance Teacher



Mr Franklin - Vice Principal



Mrs Harris - Student Care and PE Teacher



Mrs Herbert - Head of Year and Textiles Teacher 



Miss Judge - Unit Provision



Mrs Lapsley - Senior Student Support Officer



Mrs Loake - Unit Provision



Miss Martin - French Teacher



Miss Mullen - Unit Provision



Mrs Robinson - Unit Provision Manager



Mrs Sellars - Learning Support Assistant



Mrs Shackleton - Unit Provision Learning Support Assistant



Mrs Smith - Learning Support Assistant



Miss Smith - Head of Chemistry



Miss Sutton - PE Teacher and Year 7 Tutor



 Mrs Thurman - Reception



Mr Wall - Head of PE



Mrs Wayman - Learning Support Assistant



Mr Wears - Director of Music