Year 6 Transition

We take the transition of Year 6 students joining The Taunton Academy very seriously. On this page you’ll find help and information about joining the Taunton Academy. We will keep this page updated as new details become available. 

Applying for a place at Secondary School

Applications for a secondary school place need to be made online – somerset.gov.uk/admissions

Applications must be received by 31st October 2021. Outcomes of applications will be sent out by email on 1st March 2022.

If you need some help and support with admissions and appeals The Somerset Choice Advice Service is a free impartial service to help families: somersetsend.org.uk/choice-advice

Transition Lead

Mrs Vercoe (Transition Lead), Mrs Mellish (SENDCo) and our student Primary Link Mentors visited Year 6 students at their primary schools earlier this term. At these visits, each student was given an information pack about joining The Taunton Academy. The pack will included some paperwork to be completed.  Please click this link to view a copy of the information:

Year 6 Transition Information 2022

Year 6-7 Transition week

We are very excited to announce that there will be a Year 6 into 7 transition week, which will be organised by ‘The Big Step’ at The Taunton Academy on 15th – 19th August. Further information can be found on their website The Big Step

The programme at The Taunton Academy will just be for students joining us in September, it will provide an additional opportunity for students to experience the school site, make new friends and build confidence and skills for moving to secondary school. There is a cost for the week. If financial support is needed for The Big Step you may be eligible for a grant from Bishop Fox’s Education Foundation. 

We understand not all students will be able to attend this week for a variety of reasons.

Transition Days

Our transition days took place on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July. On these days most students were able to meet their tutor, and they took part in activities and taster lessons to build their excitement about starting secondary school. They also had lots of opportunities to ask questions and find out all they need to know. Further information about transition days will be in the information pack.

Year 6 Transition Day Booklet 2022

Year 6 Transition Information 2022

Confirmed place at Taunton Academy

Transition is an exciting time but if you have any worries and questions, Mrs Vercoe and the Transition Team are on hand to help.

If you would like to view our school, please play the following video: