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Primary Transition 2020

Primary Transition 2020

If you’ve arrived at this page we presume you have been offered a Year 7 place at Co-op Academy Swinton. We’d like to say a huge welcome to our family and the start of your five-year journey with us. We’re here for you and your child every step of the way!

We hope this page provides you with all the information you will need ahead of the start of the new term in September but if there is anything we can help you with along the way before then, please get in touch with our Year 7 team at:

Although an exciting challenge, we recognise it can be a daunting experience for some. We fully understand the needs of our new students and do everything we can to ensure that this transition is both smooth and relaxed.

Sadly, this year due to the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions in place, our usual programme of transition events will not take place and we are reviewing our plans for your child’s transition to Co-op Academy Swinton. As soon as we have details for our ‘in-school Transition Day’ we will update this page and be in touch with you directly.

Most of our communication with you ahead of September will be online so please check your emails regularly for any correspondence from us and keep an eye on our website and social media channels – Facebook and Twitter.

Important next steps

Once you have received a formal offer from Salford Local Authority for a place at Co-op Academy Swinton you must complete our Admission Application-Data Collection Form 2020 below and return it to us by Friday 26 June 2020.  The online link to this form is below. Please view our Privacy Policy for details on how we use and store your data. If you are unable to complete the form online, please contact us to arrange a paper copy, but please note we are trying to avoid this if at all possible due to social distancing measures.

Admission Application-Data Collection Form 2020

Also, please ask your child to visit our Student Transition Information 2020 page and complete the ‘Year 7 Student Information 2020’ form. They can use this to tell us all about themselves, their interests and also which friendship groups they would like to be placed in Form with (where possible).

Useful Information

Our website is packed with all the information you will need, whether that’s the timings for our school day and the correct uniform or our term dates and curriculum. To help you though, we have put together this helpful handbook, with all the key information in one place, see the download below:

School Handbook 2020/2021

Locker Hire

There is an is an extremely high demand for lockers in school and we cannot guarantee availability. If you would like your child to hire a locker for the academic year, September 2020-July 2021 please complete the request form below. Lockers are allocated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis on the replies we receive and your child will be notified during their first week in school if they have been successful.

The cost to hire a locker for the full academic year is £7. Should a student lose their key, a charge of £3.50 will be made for a replacement.

Locker Hire Request Form, Sept 2020-July 2021

Language Options

Our Modern Foreign Languages Department is looking forward to welcoming new students in September. Learning a language will open doors to new experiences and cultures, as well as having a positive impact on career prospects. Take a look at this letter from Miss Brocklehurst, Head of Languages explaining the process of selecting a language for your child and also the fact sheets about the three languages we have on offer – French, Spanish and Mandarin.

Year 7 Language Options Letter
French, Spanish and Mandarin Factsheets

Welcome to Co-op Academy Swinton

Take a look at our welcome video with introductions from Headteacher – Mr Harrison, Deputy Headteacher – Miss Withers and your Pupil Progress Coordinator – Mr Robinson. You’ll also hear from some of the students already enjoying life at here. They’ll talk about their experiences in making the move from primary to secondary and what they enjoy about school and their studies.

Also, please take a look at this presentation from Miss Withers with all the information we would have shared with you at our Primary Intake Evening, had it taken place.

School Uniform information from Whittakers

Please click HERE to see the latest information from our school uniform supplier, Whittakers, setting out their plans for purchasing uniform over the coming months.