Transition - Class of 2028

We cannot wait to welcome you and your daughter to the Class of 2028!
If you have any questions please email us:



Letter email home to parents' in July 2021 with details regarding COVID TESTING

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Year 7 Art sketchbooks

The art department have purchased good quality hard back sketchbooks for every new student starting in year 7.  These sketchbooks are used by students in art lessons throughout yr7, 8&9.  The cost of the sketchbook is £3.50.  details of how to pay are below.  We would like to issue your son/daughter with their sketchbook in their first art lesson, however we will need to confirm your payment beforehand.

Payment should be made the online parent payment portal which can be accessed from the Parents section of our website. If you have not yet registered, please email to request an access code.

Miss Barr Homework Assembly - Friday 10th September

Final Summer Assembly

Please see below a final summer message from Miss Barr which talks through your first day at Avonbourne and how to keep yourselves busy over the summer! Have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you in September. 


Summer Homework

We'd love the Class of 2028 to get involved with the below summer work to help them to hit the ground running in September. Please watch the Summer Assembly video posted on Tuesday 20th for further information.

Character Education Booklet

Reading Tasks

Maths Booklet

Maths Booklet Answers

Maths Extension Booklet 

Maths Extension Booklet Answers

Self Quizzing Introduction Video from Mrs Wallace-Northridge

Knowledge Organiser for the Class of 2028

Transition Day - Wednesday 30th June 2021

Regretfully, our planned Transition Day for Wednesday 30 June 2021 will not be taking place following the recent Government guidance in relation to extended lockdown measures. This has been a difficult decision to make, however, to ensure your son/daughter’s safety this has been necessary given the current circumstances.

Please click here for the letter email home to parents on Friday 18th June 2021.

Below are some taster lessons for students to get invovled with. These are lesssons they would have sampled on their transition day.

We would love to see how students get on with these tasks and prizes will be available in September for the best entries. Please see the document below (which also has the email address for where to send the work) for information about the task and please watch the subject video link for further details.



Art Video Link
English Video Link
History Video Link
Music Video Link
RE Video Link
PE Video Link
Science Video Link
Spanish Video Link
Technology Video Link

Please see the Transition Day Welcome Assembly below...

Year 6 Information Evening Recording

Please see the recording below of the Year 6 Information evening for Avonbourne Girls' Academy on Tuesday 29th June at 6:15 pm


Tour Video

We know this isn't the same as being able to tour the school in person but we hope our Head Boy and Head Girl, Josh and Anastasia give you a feel for some of the key places in the Academy. When you join us you will all be given a tour and a map. 

Getting ready for September...

We know lots of parents (and students) will begin getting everything together over the next few months ready for September.

Our uniform can be purchased from Stevensons in Southbourne. A price list is linked below:

Stevensons Price List

Before purchasing any items (including school shoes, school bag and equipment) please refer to our detailed Uniform Policy as although some items may be advertised as 'Back to School' they may not be acceptable at Avonbourne Academy.

Uniform Policy 2021

**Please note from September we will not be permitting velcro school shoes - the policy is due to be updated to reflect this ASAP**


Students are required to bring a 30cm clear pencil case with them each day with the following items:

Compulsory Items:
30 cm long, clear plastic pencil case
Helix Maths Set (or Compass and Protractor)
30 cm ruler
Translucent reading ruler
Casio FX-83GTX calculator
3 x blue or black pens
3 x HB pencils
Highlighters (pink; orange; green; yellow)
1 x white board pen
1 x green pen 

Recommended Items:
Coloured pencils
Pencil sharpener

Cashless Catering

You will soon be posted a letter which details how to sign up to our Payment Parent Portal.

We are a cashless school and do no accept cash on site.

If students wish to purchase food from our canteens, parents/carers must have added payment to their account. Students will provide their first impressions card with their name in order to purchase items.

At morning break we have the following items on sale:

Croissants  50p

Pizza slices made with homemade tomato sauce and cheese 50p 

Bacon Rolls £1.10

Sauage Rolls £1.00

Wraps , Rolls made to order from £1.00

Bread rolls 30p 

Butter, Jams, Sauces 10p

Drinks from 50p 

At lunch time we have the below menu alongwith wraps, jacket potatoes and pasta with a variety of toppings/fillings:

Primary Visits

We have very much enjoyed meeting all the students joining the Class of 2028 over the last few weeks during visits to the Primary Schools. There are still a few to complete and we can't wait to meet all of you!

During the visits students have been passed a Transition Booklet we would like them to complete and bring with them on Transition Day (Wednesday 30th June). The booklet asks students to write a letter to their new teachers introducing themselves. If any students have lost the booklet and need to collect another they are available from our Visitors Reception or can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:


Open Mornings

We cannot wait to welcome our new Year 6 parents and prospective Year 5 parents to come and have a look around our Academies.

Our Open Mornings for this term are now full. We will advertise further dates for September very soon!

Transition Information Booklet and Reply Form

Please see below the Class of 2028 Information Booklet emailed home to Parents/carers on Thursday 25th March 2021.

We do ask parents to read the information carefully and then complete the electronic reply form below. This takes around 20 minutes to complete.

We ask for this to be complete by Thursday 1st April. If you do have any questions or queries please email us:

Virtual Year 6 Welcome and Information Evening - Tuesday 9th March 2021

Please note - since the Welcome and Information Evening BCP have released information regarding transition week taking place Monday 28th June - Friday 2nd July. Therefore the date in this presentation for transition day is incorrect.

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