Prospective Parents

Year 6 Transition for September 2021


Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer our usual transition arrangements this year.  Moving to secondary school is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-wracking for both students and parents. In light of this we have compiled a range of experiences for Y6 students and parents/carers on this page, to give you a flavour of life at BAA.

Please explore our on-line transition, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the academy via and your query will be directed to the most appropriate staff member.

C McManus

Transition Letter

You should have received this letter regarding Year 7 transition. If you have not received this letter, please click the link below to access this information and email our admin team if you have any queries.

Year 6 Transition Booklet

Live Stream Event

Live webinar on Monday 8 June at 6pm delivered by the Principal / Senior Staff.

If you missed Monday night’s live stream event you can watch it now:

School Virtual Tour

Please take a look at our Academy virtual tour below.

Meet the Department Videos

Meet the Tutors

Mr Rodriguez-7AB

Hi. My name is Mr Rodriguez and I am a Religious Studies teacher. I have been working at Bluecoat for over a year now but have been teaching for 12 years. I was born in Barcelona (Spain). Yes, I am a football supporter of probably the best football team in the world, FC Barcelona! I hope to see you all very soon.

Mr Iqbal- 7AF

Hi Year 7’s and welcome to Bluecoat Aspley Academy! I am Mr Iqbal and I am a Drama and English teacher at the Aspley campus. I’m sure you’re all feeling a mix of emotions – nervousness and excitement at the moment and that’s perfectly fine! Just know everything will be alright when you reach us in the end and I look forward to meeting you all in September! Until then be safe and look after yourselves.

Mrs Thompson- 7AH

Welcome to Bluecoat Aspley Year 7! I hope you are all safe and well.  My name is Mrs Thompson and I teach Computer Science. I have been a teacher for 9 years now and I love it! I really love working with computers and different kinds of technology and teaching my students all there is to know about them. My main role for you is helping and guiding you through your time at Bluecoat with whatever concerns, troubles or questions you may have and also celebrating all of your successes with you. I’m really looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to know all the wonderful things about you.

Mrs Reilly- 7AH

Welcome to Bluecoat, Year 7!  My name is Mrs Reilly and I have worked at Bluecoat for seven years as a very passionate teacher of English. I love English for many reasons, but particularly as it allows me to teach students all about the power of language – the greatest tool we could ever have! My favourite part of being an English teacher is the gift of sharing the experience of reading with my classes, so I can’t wait to hear how you all feel about reading too. I know that moving from primary to secondary school is a huge step and this year is harder than ever, but I am so looking forward to welcoming you to our lovely school and supporting you to succeed. I am very excited to be a Year 7 form tutor and I can’t wait to meet you all!

Mr Haq- 7AI

My name is Mr Haq and I will be your form tutor in year 7. I am a Maths teacher and have been working at Bluecoat Academy for over 14 years. I am really looking forward to welcoming you in September. I wish you all a happy and safe summer holidays. Take care and stay safe.

Mr Mason-7AM

I’m Mr Mason and I’ve been a Mathematics teacher at Bluecoat for over 10 years now and love both being a teacher and a tutor. I am really looking forward to seeing the new Year 7 group enter into the school and supporting you all, along this new journey. Wish you all a safe summer and look forward to seeing you soon.

Miss Griffiths and Mrs Williams- 7AR

Hello! We are your new form tutors for Rippon! We are both French and Spanish teachers here at Bluecoat Aspley. Miss Griffiths has been a teacher here for 3 years, and Mrs Williams for 26 years. She was even a student here too! We are really looking forward to having a Year 7 tutor group next year and getting to know you and your families. We might even teach you as well. See you soon!

Mr Fairbrother-7AT

Welcome to Bluecoat Aspley. I am Mr Fairbrother and I am really looking forward to meet you all in person, getting to know you and being there for you as your Tutor.  As well as being your form tutor, I also teach Computer Science. In case you are worried at all about the change of school, don’t be!  We’re going to get on brilliantly and have a great time next year.  There will be opportunities for you to learn, try out new things and talk about a lot of ideas together. Until we meet, Stay safe! Think positive! Be kind!

Head of Year 7

Parent Handbook

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Year 7 Digital Letters

Our current Year 7 students, who transitioned in September 2019, have written letters to the Year 6 students to discuss their first year at BAA.

Please click the link below to view this information.

Letter from our Year 7s

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