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Year 6 Transition

Welcome to Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College.

The transition from primary to secondary school is exciting for children and marks a new phase in their lives. Children recognise it as part of growing up and are aware that their lives are about to change in an important way.  

We can’t wait to see what you achieve and what you accomplish! Every little thing that matters to you, matters to us. 

The Year 6 Transition webpages are regularly updated. Please email if you have any queries.


Transition week for Year 6 students joining Year 7 at Holderness Academy in September 2023

This will take place between Monday 10th July and Friday 14th July 2023 

Parent Guide 2023/24

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Mr Briggs - Assistant Head of Culture and Climate (DSL)

Hi, my name is Mr Briggs, Assistant Headteacher of Culture and Climate. I lead the fantastic Pastoral Team at Holderness Academy working closely with the Year 7 team to help and support you to settle in, grow and thrive in our community. I am excited about our journey together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

I teach PE and Maths and am passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential. In my own time I enjoy the outdoors and taking on physical challenges to fundraise for charities that are close to my heart. I love listening to music and spending time in the garden with my two daughters. 

You are likely to have a lot of mixed emotions about leaving Primary School and starting Holderness Academy including excitement and probably a few nerves. This is perfectly normal, and I'm there with my team to ensure you feel safe and happy.

I look forward to meeting you in September.


Mrs Painter - Year 7 Progress Leader

Hi, my name is Mrs Painter and I am really looking forward to meeting you all and helping you to settle in at Holderness Academy.  As a progress leader, my job is to support you in school and help you to achieve your dreams and reach your full potential.  I teach Design Technology, and I am really passionate about the STEM subjects, particularly engineering. 

I live locally and when I am not in school I am a scout leader, with a love of the outdoors.  I like to spend my weekends on my allotment with my children and to cook using the produce we grow.  I can’t wait to hear about your interests and hobbies and look forward to getting to know you all.

I am sure you are nervous, but we are a friendly, approachable team.  If you have a question or a problem, no matter how big or small, please ask.


Mrs Edmondson - Year 7 Pastoral Manager

Hello.  My name is Mrs Edmondson, and I will be your Pastoral Manager when you join Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College in September.  

You are starting the next stage of your school journey in good hands. The Year 7 Team is really looking forward to meeting you! As part of that team, I am here to help you settle into school life at secondary school.    

You may be feeling slightly anxious about moving schools in September. Don't worry - these feelings are not unusual and will soon fade. You will make new friends and have new experiences and challenges - we have so much to look forward to! 

See you all soon.  

Mrs Edmondson



Here at Holderness Academy we take pride in our students' uniform and have clear expectations that encourage students to feel proud to be a part of Holderness Academy. Wearing our uniform gives every student a sense of identity, equality and discipline as a member of the Holderness Academy community.

Our Academy uniform can be purchased from Rawcliffes in store and online:

16 Saville Street
01482 223539




Please see our admissions policy here.

All parents must apply to their home authority.

East Riding residents may apply online on using the quick link ‘Apply for a School Place’. Those East Riding parents who choose not to apply online will receive an application form from the Authority.




If you have any queries regarding your son/daughter's transition process into Year 7 please do not hesitate to contact us via email: