At Penwortham Priory Academy we pride ourselves on a strong and successful transition programme. This allows our new students a smooth and enjoyable transition from primary school to Priory.

Our programme of transition is wide ranging and spans the full academic year. We work very closely with our feeder primary schools throughout the year as well as a number of opportunities for Years 4, 5 and 6 students to visit Priory.

A number of our staff work in the primary schools on exciting projects including ICT, Maths, Science, Physical Education and Design & Technology. 

Mrs Farley, Transition Manager, can be contacted via email at

Summer School 

Summer School will run from Mon, 19 August – Weds, 21 August.  A letter with further information about this was posted to parents on 2 May and a copy can be downloaded below.  This exciting opportunity is free and only open to all incoming Year 7 pupils.  We hope that as many pupils as possible attend – even if just for one of the days (although we hope you can join us for all three).  


All enrolments need to be completed by Friday, 7 June 2024 (extended from 24 May) via the link>>


Parent View


We will soon start transition visits into primary schools and will be visiting each school, either virtually or in person, before the end of the Summer term to meet with your child and their member of staff to discuss their attainment, attendance, and general attributes as a pupil. We will also speak to your child about what happens when they come to Priory and hopefully have a good chat and ease any worries that they may have about moving to secondary school.


However, we are also keen to hear your view. We therefore ask that you complete the online pupil transition information form which can be found by clicking this link below.  Please complete one form per pupil. This is an extremely valuable piece of information for us to have as it offers us your view, and we feel you know your children best.


Facebook Group - New Intake 2024


This year we have set up a Facebook group exclusively for parents whose children are joining us from September 2024. Whilst we will post bulletins in the group, these will only be reinforcements and reminders of information that have already been issued directly to parents.  In addition, it will also act as a forum for you to ask general questions and for everyone to get to know one another.   


Click on the link to join.  You will then be asked to provide the name of your child before being accepted to the group.


Transition Documents


Take a virtual tour around your new school

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