Year 6 Transition Information
Thank you for choosing Sandhill View Academy for the education of your child.
Below you will find transition information that you may find useful if your are interested in enrolling your child into Sandhill View Academy.
At the bottom of this page you will find important transition documentation you will need if you are enrolling your child with us in September. If you wish, you may print out these forms and fill them in from home before returning them to our school office. Please note, that if you wish to do this, you are still required to bring your child’s ID in the form of either a birth certificate or a passport when submitting these forms to our school reception.
Our school reception is open Monday – Friday from 9.00am until 3.00 pm.
An Introduction to Life at Sandhill View Academy
Below you’ll find some explanations of all sorts of the important things you’ll need to know about starting at Sandhill. To begin, we’ve put together a video of some of the things our students got up to in their last academic year reflecting a broad range of life at Sandhill View Academy.
Next, we asked some of this year’s Year 7 students about their first few week’s at Sandhill View and how they felt about attending the school. Take a look at what they said about us!
Come & Have a Look Around
Even though we can’t invite you into our school building this year, you can take a virtual look around our school by navigating on the window below. You can also enter full screen mode by clicking the banner above. Try it out! You’ll find links to all our subject challenges and subject leader introductions here aswell (scroll down for more information about those.)
What We’re All About
Next you’ll find some useful links to information about Sandhill View. Click the buttons below to find out more…
Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions by new students that you might find helpful, since we know starting somewhere new can be intimidating, we try to help wherever possible.
How long is the school day?
Typically, the school day starts at 8.30 and finishes at 3:35pm. However, more recently, times have been adjusted for staggered starts as a result of COVID-19. Any changes for September 2021 would be communicated fully to all parents and carers before the start of the term, as well as publicised on our website. School ends earlier on a Monday, usually at 2:40pm for Enrichment. Please refer to ‘The School Day’ section above for more information on what our school day typically looks like..
How long are lessons & how many will there be?
Usually, lessons are one hour long. However, at present, times have been adjusted to reopen and to be COVID secure. Any changes for September 2021 would be communicated fully to all parents and carers before the start of the term, as well as publicised on our website. Please refer to ‘The School Day’ section above for more information on what our school day typically looks like.
How long is break & lunchtime?
Morning break is 15 minutes long and lunch is 40 minutes long.
Can I bring a packed lunch?
Yes. Students with packed lunches are welcome to eat in the school restaurant.
What do I need to bring on my first day?
You’ll need all the equipment listed here for your first day and every day when you’re at school.
Can I wear make-up or jewellery?
You may wear make-up, however, it must be subtle and not easily noticed. If it is obvious you are wearing make-up from a distance then you are wearing too much. False eye lashes, gel or fake nails and fake tan are not permitted. Jewellery is not permitted, however, we do recommend you wear an inexpensive wristwatch for good time keeping.
Can I bring my phone to school?
Mobile phones and other mobile devices are not permitted to be seen or used within school boundaries. Any phone seen will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day on Fridays only. If you fo bring a phone it should be kept turned off and in your school bag until you leave the school site.
Will I get much homework?
We believe that regular homework is very important to help you learn how to work effectively outside of the classroom. We place special emphasis on English, Science and Maths homework though you may receive homework from any of your classes. You will never receive so much homework that you will not have time to do it all and our teachers will always make sure that you have plenty of time and the understanding to complete your homework ahead of time. Monday afternoons also allow time for enrichment activities which can involve additional study or homework completion in a supportive environment.
What if I get bullied at school?
Tell us so that we can help you. Bullying is not tolerated in our school and we will do as much as we can to help you but you must tell someone first. This person could be a friend, parents/carers, their tutor, a teacher or your Head of Year.
Where do i go if I need help?
If students need help, they can go to their tutor or their Head of Year located in their year Base. Teachers are also more than willing to help with any problems you might have!
Make Sandhill Your Choice
Thank you and we hope to see you and your child soon, if you’d like to find out more about us, take a look through our prospectus below.
General Admission Documents
School Policy Forms