Welcome to our Ormiston Rivers Academy Year 6 transition hub. We are so excited to meet you all soon!

A video welcome from Mrs Baker

Dear Year 6 students,


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Ormiston Rivers Academy as our new Year 7 intake in September 2020.


We are really excited about getting to know you all and helping you on your journey over the next five, or even seven, years.  Although that seems like a long time right now, those years will fly by, and we want to make sure that you get the very best possible out of every moment.


In the meantime, we would like to introduce you to our brand new “transition hub”, which has been designed entirely for you!  Here you will find lots of things to challenge you, to inspire you and to entertain you.  We hope you enjoy it.


Take care, and we look forward to seeing you personally very soon.


Mrs Baker, Principal

A video welcome from Miss Hayward

Hi Year 6,

My name is Miss Hayward, and I am going to be your Achievement Director for this year. I am really looking forward to meeting you all, and it’s such a shame that we are unfortunately under different circumstances than usual, and things can’t proceed as they usually would. Regardless of this, I am confident that your transition into secondary school will run smoothly.

I know this may feel like an extremely nerve-wracking and anxious time for you all, but I can promise that I will do my best to ease these feelings and worries for you. Coming into secondary school will also be exciting; you will get a new sense of independence and you will  learn to become responsible for your own learning.

I am excited to be a part of your journey at Ormiston Rivers and I am confident that as a team, we will be the best year group in the school!  I can’t wait to get to know you all and to spend this year working with you. If you ever need anything, I am going to be right there to help or point you in the right direction.

Take Care,
Miss Hayward, Year 7 Achievement Director

Transition Work 

We want to support you to be ready to learn with us and keep your brains buzzing over the Summer! Click on the images below to download our Preparation Packs for English, Maths and Science. 

You will find a big difference to your Primary School will be the amount of staff we have. There are nearly 100 members of staff at our academy who can't wait to meet you. Below are some hello's One of the big differences between Primary and Secondary School is the number of teachers and support staff. There are nearly 100 members of staff at our academy who can't wait to meet you! Below are some welcome messages from a few of the people you will be seeing a lot of. They are ready and waiting to support you as you start at Ormiston Rivers.

Meet some of our team...

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Take a virtual tour of our school

A Wellbeing Welcome video....

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Please take a look at this powerpoint that our Director of Wellbeing has made for you, click here or on the image to download it!

Fun & Games

We will be adding to this section over the next few weeks but to kick us off why not have a go at these French Challenges?

French Challenge 1

French Challenge 2

Getting ready for the move to secondary school

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