Information and Correspondence

Welcome Letter from the Year 7 Team

Families Handbook

GSA Student Guide

Admissions Form 2023

Free School Meals Information

Key Staff:

Progress Leader Year 7- Miss J Whitworth: [email protected]

Student Welfare Manager Year 7- Miss Robinson: [email protected]

Associate Assistant Principal – (Transition Lead) – Mr J Hardwick:

Transition Team: [email protected]

Academy Admissions: 0121 553 4665 ext 5289

New Year 7 Transition Arrangements 2023/24

Dear Parent/Carer, 

We are excited to welcome your child to George Salter Academy. We understand the transition to Secondary school can be a daunting prospect and one we want to support you and your child in. Over the coming weeks, you will receive more information regarding transition. We intend to do this gradually to not overwhelm you with information. You will soon receive a formal welcome letter with more details and we would ask that you also please keep up to date with the Academy social media pages and website where updates will also be shared.

In preparation for your child’s arrival, we would ask that you please follow the link below to complete your child’s admission forms to George Salter Academy. Please ensure this is completed by Friday 30th June 2023.

Two Induction Days for your child will be held on Wednesday 5th July and Thursday 6th July 2023.  Further details of arrival and departure times will be sent out in due course.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided, free of charge, on these two days. However, students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch.  Normal school uniform (as per primary school) should be worn for these days and your child will also require trainers to be packed in their bags for some PE based activities.

Some students, such as those with additional learning requirements or those attending as the solo child from their school, may be invited to an additional day at the Academy on Tuesday 4th July 2023, to aid their transition. This will be by invitation only and, if applicable, you will receive details after half term.

A Welcome Evening has also been arranged for Wednesday 5th July starting at 6pm, we would ask that you arrive at 5:30pm so we can start prompt at 6pm. At the evening, you will have the opportunity to meet the Principal, Year 7 progress leader, student welfare manager and other key staff in the academy including your child’s form tutor. There will also be a chance to meet the Senior Leadership of the academy with refreshments from 5:30pm – 6pm. 

‘Clive Marks Schoolwear’ will be holding a private uniform sale on Sunday 9th July at their Bearwood branch for all of our new students starting in September. During the welcome evening you will have a chance to book a time slot with Clive Marks to attend the private uniform sale. Bookings are taking place between 5pm – 6pm. Uniform can also be  purchased from the ‘Clive Marks’ Website by following the link below. If you do purchase uniform prior to the ‘Welcome Evening’ we would ask that you DO NOT purchase a school tie as this will be gifted to your child during the transition week where they will find out what house they will be in.

We would encourage those eligible to complete the Free School Meals Application by following the link below:

Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to GSA. 

Kind regards 

Transition Team