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Year 7 admissions

We are delighted that you are considering joining Walton. We hope to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. During the summer term we endeavour to visit all pupils in their primary school to speak to them about the transition from primary to Walton and also receive an insight from primary teachers on each pupil so we can start tailoring specific individual needs as early as possible.

All new Year 6 students are invited to our transition events throughout the year and we also offer a ‘Transition Week’ as part of our intake programme in July. This is a great opportunity for students to meet their new classmates and to become familiar with the academy and key staff.



Primary events

We run an active programme of events for primary school pupils to enable them to experience life in a secondary school setting and to take part in masterclasses to experience some our specialist teaching areas on offer.

These events are on offer to all years 4, 5 and 6 pupils and can be booked by parents or by the primary school itself.


Curriculum enrichment days

Our enrichment days are unique to Walton and allow year 5 pupils to spend the day at Walton to engage with curriculum areas within the classroom setting.

Local feeder primary schools are invited to take part and dates will be published online in  due course.


Academy in Action days

We run a series of Academy in Action days throughout the school year, which are open to pupils across age groups.

Parents and students can visit the academy at these events to see our students in lessons and to take part in various activities as part of a typical academy day.

The next dates and booking details for our Academy in Action events are:

Tuesday 15 October 2019 – 9.30-11.30am
Thursday 17 October 2019 – 9.30-11.30am

To book your place, please contact us:


Contact us

If you have any questions at all about our transition programme or would be interested in booking onto one of our events, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

For our primary/masterclass events – please contact Mrs Dolby by emailing

For all other transition queries and tours/visits to the academy – please contact the academy on  01476 563251 or by emailing

Walton Academy