New Year 7 Intake Information

JUNE 2019

As advised in our communication in March (copy of the timeline of ‘Transition’ events may be viewed here), the ‘Welcome’ evening for parents/carers of those pupils who will be joining us in September will be held on Thursday 13th June, beginning at 6pm.  We look forward to meeting with you all!

MAY 2019

Planning of ‘Transition Interviews’ is well underway and Miss Webster and her team will be meeting with pupils either at their current primary school or, by special arrangement, here at Ormiston Sudbury Academy, beginning after half-term.

Pupils currently at the following primary schools will have their meeting AT that school (a generic copy of the letter, including the order form for a ‘Transition T-Shirt‘ (which needs to be completed and returned) which has gone out to all those families is available here):

  • Acton – meetings on Wednesday 5th June
  • Gt. Waldingfield – meetings on Thursday 6th June
  • Long Melford – meetings on Friday 7th June
  • Woodhall – meetings on Tuesday 11th June
  • St Gregorys – meetings on Thursday 6th June
  • Tudor – meetings on Friday 7th June

Pupils currently attending other primary schools have been invited to their meeting at Ormiston Sudbury  Academy (a generic copy of the letter, including the order form for a ‘Transition T-Shirt‘ (which needs to be completed and returned) which has gone out to all those families is available here):

Any queries on timings of these interviews (which are scheduled from 3.15pm between Monday 3rd June and Wednesday 12th June) should be addressed to Mrs Goodchild (

As we head towards the ‘Transition Days’ (Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July), ‘Welcome Packs’ have been sent out to primary schools to distribute to those year 6 pupils who will be joining us in September.  A copy of the ‘Transition Booklet’ which pupils will use when they spend the three days with us in July can be found here

We are sadly having to announce changes to our policy on extra-curricular sporting activities from September and a letter has been included in the Welcome Pack, outlining this; a copy of the letter may be found here


APRIL 2019


If you would like your child to travel to school on Suffolk County Council (SCC) Funded School Travel you have to opt-in (apply).

What do I need to do next?
If you have not done so already, you will need to go online to submit an application at The opt-in deadline is 31 May 2019.
If you need help to opt-in, please contact customer services on 0345 606 6173.

If you have already applied for SCC funded school travel you can upload your photo for your travel pass on the website

What happens if I opt-in late or don’t opt-in at all?

If you opt-in after the deadline date given above, SCC cannot guarantee that travel will be available for your child at the start of the new school year.

If you don’t opt-in, SCC will assume that you are making your own sustainable arrangements for your child to travel to and from school.

What else do I need to know?

You will have to opt-in for your child to receive SCC funded school travel every year.

When you have completed the online opt-in form the transport team will contact you with further details. This may not be until the end of June 2019.

MARCH 2019

Welcome letter (GENERIC copy of personalised letters) sent out to all families who have been allocated a place in year 7 at Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) from September 2019, may be found here

Your ‘key’ contacts during this ‘transition’ period for your child, are:
Miss K Webster – Head of Year and Transfer/Transition Coordinator  (click to email)
Mrs N Goodchild – Transition Administration Coordinator (click to email)
Please contact us if you have any questions/queries and please let Mrs Goodchild know that you will be attending the ‘Welcome/Information Evening’ on 13th June.

Please click on the image below for an enlarged ‘timeline’ of Transfer/Transition dates for 2019.