Joining Great Wyrley in Year 7


At Great Wyrley Academy we really appreciate that at present there is uncertainty around school return and therefore the transition of our new students for their September start. For this reason we have made parts of our transition process available online along with other key bits of information that will help prepare your child for September.

Headteachers Message

Each letter of ASPIRE focuses on a specific attribute and associated behaviours that build character and empower all to take responsibility for their learning and steps towards their future hopes and dreams.

ASPIRE attributes are:

  • Active in our learning
  • Sure we can improve
  • Positive in our attitude
  • Imaginative in our thinking
  • Resilient when things go wrong
  • Effort – we always give 100%

Below are some ASPIRE tasks to complete


In our GWA Welcme Pack you can find lots of useful information regarding the School Day,  School Transport, School Uniform and Prepared for Excellence. We also have a presentation which would normally be shown to parents and information regarding attendance.

GWA Welcome Pack

Parents Evening Presentation

Attendance Presentation

Alongside teaching and learning, the pastoral care of our students is paramount. Through a vertical House system we want our students to feel safe and supported. There is a clear pastoral structure in place and students can approach any member of pastoral team for help, support and advice.

We do have rules, based on mutual respect, and community spirit. Sometimes students do get things wrong, but the main thing is they learn and put it right. We ask parents to support us in this.

The Heads of Houses have recorded a message to introduce themselves. They have also created a fact file so you can get to know them better.

Heads of House Messages

Head of Austen Fact File

Head of Bronte Fact File

Head of Shakespeare Fact File

Head of Tolkien Fact File

In normal circumstances during May and June some of our Year 7 students will visit their former primary school to work with children who are transferring to us the following September. Over several weeks they will talk about their experiences at high school and answer any questions or allay any fears the children may have about moving up to high school.

Early in July Year 6 pupils will be invited into school for New Intake Day. This will be a taster day where the children will be able to experience taster lessons and start to get to know their way around school. They will meet the children they will be with in September and start to make new friends.

There is a New Intake Evening for Parents, where parents can come along to meet the leadership team, Heads of House and Form Tutors. Key information will be passed on, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, talk through any concerns and to receive the New Intake booklet which will have lots of useful information which you can absorb later at your leisure.

Please find below our Transition Work and activities that can be completed with your child/children. You can also get to know key subjects for September below by clicking on the link for information and activities!

Art Task

Art Template


Design & Technology









Please click on the link below to see the map and virtual tour of Great Wyrley Academy 


Virtual Tour

Here are some letters from our current Year 7 students for our new Year 7 students


Letter 1

Letter 2

Letter 3