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Primary Transition

Welcome to the Transition Area of our website.  In this section we aim to provide most of the information you will need to support your Year 6 child and your family as they join Year 7 at The Hereford Academy.

If your child is registered to join us in the Autumn 2024, in May you will receive an email asking you to complete an online form, which enables us to check the accuracy of the information we have, and add more that we might need.  Please do complete this with as much information as you can, as it helps to make sure we have full information about your child, so that we can keep them safe and help them make the most of their learning opportunities.

If you have any queries, then please do email


House System


Each year (usually June) we send out letters to families.  This is then followed in July by a Induction Evening for students and parents/carers and then an Induction Day for all Year 6 students.


A sample of last year's letter (copy below for each House), shows the kind of information about both of these events and the child's new House/Form.

Appeals Timetable

Appeals Timetable for allocation of places for September 2024. 

Appeals for secondary transfer into Year 7 and Reception intake received by the closing date are normally held during May, June and July each year.  The proposed appeal timescales for secondary transfer and reception intake for September 2024 will be as follows.

Allocation Day – the day emails are sent out informing parents of which school they have been allocated a place1 March 202416 April 2024
Deadline for appeal applications (at least 20 school days)

No later than

12 April 2024

No later than

15 May 2024

Deadline for appeals to be heard (within 40 school days)

No later than

17 June 2024

No later than

17 July 2024

Appeals will be heard betweenMay/JuneJune/July


Appeals lodged after these dates (late applications) should be heard 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals, where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. (Schools Admissions Appeals Code Oct 2022; 2.3a)


Appeals in respect of in-year applications, where possible, will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.  If you decide to request an appeal after 6 June, it may not be possible to offer an appeal date before the end of summer term.  Appeals are not held in the school holidays.  Appellants (the person/s lodging an appeal) will receive notification of the date, time, and venue of their appeal date at least 10 school days before the hearing. 


Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk, with any relevant and requested documents, within the specified timetable.  The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants, and the admission authority all the documentary evidence to be considered at the hearing, within a reasonable time before the date of the hearing. 


Notification of the panel decision will be provided to the appellants in writing within 5 school days, after the hearing, unless there is good reason. Decisions of Appeals Panels are final and binding on both the Admission Authority and the school.  DHMAT engage independent external appeal panels and clerks to process their admission appeals. 


Admissions appeal requests for any DHMAT schools must be in writing, by email, to with Admission appeal referenced in the subject line on the email, or by post to: Canon Andrew Teale Admissions Appeal, Unit 11, The Business Quarter, Ludlow Eco Park, Sheet Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1FD

At The Hereford Academy, we are very excited to be meeting our new Year 7 students, but we know that it is a big change in their lives. Have a look at this link to support your child and prepare for joining us:


The Hereford Academy - Be Part of Our Journey

Transition to The Academy - Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour 2020

If you have any questions regarding primary transition to The Hereford Academy in 2024 then please email us at:

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