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Transition from Primary to Secondary School


Primary to Secondary School

BACA student in lessonAt BACA we recognise that the transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time, but can also be a daunting one for both students and parents alike.

To help with the transition from primary school we have an extensive programme in place coordinated by the our designated transition team.  They ensure that all students receive a positive, informative and motivational experience before starting at BACA

We want to make sure this significant step in your child’s education is smooth and supported.  As a school we aim to help students:

  • Develop new friendships as they start their new school

  • Settle well into secondary life by offering many activities, after school clubs and revision groups

  • Understand and adjust to the many different routines associated with secondary school

  • Enjoy studying the variety of new subjects at secondary school and meeting new friends

Year 7 students are supported by Year 8 transition buddies, who are trained in Year 7 to support the new Year 7 students.

If you have accepted a place from BACA for your child to start in September 2020, please download and fill out the Year 7 Registration form below and return to the main reception, alternatively, send your completed form via our office email. 

Download the Year 7 Registration Form (PDF)

Download the Year 7 Registration form (Microsoft Word)

Download the 2020 Parent/Carer Handbook (PDF) 

Download the 2020 Year 7 Transition Workbook (PDF)

If you would like to book a tour with the academy, or require a copy of any of the above documents printed and posted, please contact us via email or call the main office 01273 691191.




Building on the success of our Sixth Form Aldridge Cricket Academy, we are now extending our partnership with Sussex Cricket to launch the BACA Junior Cricket Academy for Year 7 male and female cricketers.  

If you would like more information, please contact Alexia Walker via email,



**For information regarding ordering uniform during Covid-19, please click here**

We are partnered with Sussex Uniforms so that parents and students can purchase uniforms online.  Please visit the Sussex Uniforms website to order. 

Try to avoid the rush and order early.  During June, the shop is quieter and this is the best time to buy in preparation for September.

Please download our uniform policy for further information HERE.


We communicate any news or updates for parents and prospective Year 7 students through our website, our Facebook @BACAUK and our Twitter account @BACA_UK