Please have a look below to see the types of events and activities that we have held and intend to hold in the upcoming academic year. They are designed to support your child settle in and feel welcomed at Whitley Academy and be part of our community. As such these events take place throughout the year. The past academic year and currently we have been providing transition activities as well as activities for our feeder Primary schools online and on virtual platforms. You will also find the online interactive activities on this web page.
Transition events & activities;
Online interactive activities such as ‘Where’s Whitley Bear’ / Riddles
Online Information about staff and year 7 tutors to help you feel part of the Whitley community
Online messages from our Year 7 cohort to welcome the new Whitley Academy Students
Exhibition of Talent. Come and see the amazing talents and work of our Year 7s.
Biscuit and Natter. During half term 1, some of our friendly and helpful Year 8 students will invite some Year 7 students to join them during an Active Tutorial to have a biscuit, squash and chat about how they are settling in.
Whitley Academy Quiz. Several of our close Primary schools are going to be competing in our Whitley Academy quiz. When chocolates are on offer as the prize, brains will be engaged.
Year 7 postcards to Year 6. Our current year 7s have been delighted to write to their previous primary school. An opportunity for year 6 students to read first-hand what it’s like to attend and survive transition!
Cooking Half Termly. Mrs Hilditch will be inviting Year 6 students to make delicious treats.
Stretton Primary School Visit. Students in Year 6 are heading to our science department, in order to dissect eye balls, as part of their investigation in to the ‘Evolution of the eye’.
30th October – Halloween. Some lucky Year 6s will be invited to our ghastly and ghostly Halloween Event.
Christmas Crafts. Come and visit our Christmas Crafts event, with lots of Christmas activities to enjoy, as well as a visit from Santa!
Valentines Event – Put on your dancing shoes.
Induction Day. An opportunity for all our prospective students to join us for the day.
Induction Evening 2020– Parents and carers are invited to attend Whitley for further information and as a formal welcome to the school community.
What’s Wicked at Whitley – From local Primary schools, Year 6 students are invited in to take part in one of the three mornings, to experience a variety of subjects that they perhaps won’t have had the opportunity to take part in at Primary.
What’s Wicked at Whitley – From local Primary schools, Year 5 students are invited in to take part in one of the two day events.