1. Contact the Transition Team
2. Welcome Videos and Virtual Tour
3. School Uniform
4. Information for Parents
5. Information for Students
6. Documents and Forms
7. Year 5 & 6

Welcome to our transition area! Our transition team are in touch with your primary schools. We will be in touch soon about different ‘virtual’ activities we are putting together to help yr 6 have a smooth transition as much as possible in these uncertain times.


1. Contact the Transition Team

Our Transition Manager is Mrs Kerry Locke.
If you have any questions about transition or starting at The Macclesfield Academy, please call us on 07340665057

Or email us at :



2. Staff  Welcome Videos

Under normal circumstances you would have visited us several times for some fun activities to get to know the staff, students and the the school building here at the Macclesfield Academy.

Because you cant be here we have provided you with the next best thing – each of our departments have made a short video introducing themselves, their rooms and the types of things you will be doing in their lessons.


Deputy Head Miss Halsall welcomes you to The Macclesfield Academy.



Transition Manager and Year 7 Manager Mrs Locke starts our virtual tour.



Miss Halsall and Mrs Williams introduce you to our ‘Aspire’ Area.


Canteen and Dining Area

Mrs Locke shows you our canteen and dining facilities.


Creative Arts

Head of Creative Arts Mr Blaylock takes you around the department and explains what Music & Drama activities you will be doing when you start in September.


Design and Technology

Mrs Lucas, Head of Design and Technology shows some examples of  student work work and talks about the curriculum that the Design and Technology department cover.



You will study a whole range of  texts here using different methods as Head of English Miss Hart explains.



Mrs Dooley tells you what the ‘Humanities’ are and shows you around her department.


IT & Computer Science

Subject leader Mr. Mugridge explains what you will be doing for IT and Computer Science lessons. There is also some good news for Minecraft fans!


The Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Mrs Locke shows us around the Learning Resource Centre (library) and explains how you can use ‘homework club’.



Mr Laverick explains how we will support you on your maths journey at The Macclesfield Academy.


Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Spanish Mrs Burgess meets us in the languages corridor for a chat about what languages you will be learning here.


Modern Foreign Languages

Mme Frank, Head of French shows you a typical language classroom and explains what you will be doing when you learn languages here at The Macclesfield Academy.



Head of PE Miss Jerome gives us a short tour of the excellent sports facilities here at The Macclesfield Academy. She also lists the sports you can try during your PE lessons and after school.


Visual Arts

Mrs Underhill, subject leader for Visual Arts shows us around the art department and answers your questions.


3. School Uniform

Academy uniform can be purchased from our sole stockist in Macclesfield, Classworx, King Edward Road, Macclesfield SK10 1AP.
Website:     01625 500552

 For a list of our full school uniform, please click here.

4. Information for Parents

Download our Parents Guide to starting at The Macclesfield Academy in September 2020

If you have any  questions please get in touch on 07340665057 or email us at :

Emotional Wellbeing Support for children in year 6 who are transferring to secondary school during Covid19.

Don’t forget we have a whole page of resources here gathered for you and your child’s wellbeing.

The Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform is available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self help resourcesKooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.

Cheshire East Autism Team has a page of resources for Parent and Families to support their children at home with transition.

Click here to access the resources


5. Information for Students

Download our Students Guide to starting at The Macclesfield Academy in September 2020

If you have any questions please get in touch on 07340665057 or email us at :

Current Year 7 student Mia Teburi talks you through your timetable and gives you some tips on what to expect at The Macclesfield Academy.

The Macclesfield Academy Guess Who Quiz!

Test your knowledge with this fun quiz. It will help you get to know our staff.



Find out more from our current students and staff

School of the Week 2019

Read  – A letter to you from a current Year 7 at The Macclesfield Academy

Listen  – to our Year 7’s letters to their former Primary Schools on Silk Radio’s School of the Week podcast.

Watch  – our staff video for all of our current students who we are missing very much


Example Timetable and Quiz

Click here to see an example of a typical Year 7 timetable and see if you can answer the questions in the quiz!

Recommended Reads

Here are some useful books to help support you on your transition to high school.

You are Awesome”, by Mathew Syed

“Go Big, Survive and Thrive in Secondary School”, by Mathew Burton

6. Documents and Forms

Individual Needs Declaration
Home Academy Agreement
Consent Form for school trips and other off-site activities
Photo and Video Consent form

7.  Year 5 & 6

We welcome any enquiries about joining The Macclesfield Academy family. Ordinarily, we hold several open evenings and the opportunity for a tour of the school during the day. We usually offer lots of fun and educational events to help familiarise our year 5/6’s with the Academy our staff and students.

Please email if you would like any information about joining our school or click here if you would like to know more about transition activities and Year 7.