Key Dates and Events for Transition to Year 7 in September 2022

Online School application forms available on Cheshire East website Wednesday 1st September 2021
1-1 Tours of the Macclesfield Academy available – book here Throughout school year
The Macclesfield Academy Open Evening Wednesday 6th October 2021
Closing date for school applications Sunday 31st October 2021
Deadline for giving supporting documentation 7 December 2021
Offers made   1 March 2022
Deadline for accepting or refusing places 15 March 2022
Parent workshop; ‘Preparing you and your child for the transition to high school.’
09:30 am – 10:30 am with coffee afterwards.
Same workshop is repeated in the evening at:
18:30 pm – 19:30 pm with coffee from 18:00.
Workshop held at The Macclesfield Academy.
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Transition Day at The Macclesfield Academy for our new Year 6’s Monday 4th July 2022
Please see Cheshire East website for more information about key dates for school applications.

Congrats on finishing your SATs!

Welcome to Transition at The Macclesfield Academy

Welcome to our School!

We’re looking forward to getting to know you as you begin your journey with The Macclesfield Academy. Information about transition and joining our school is listed below, but if you have any questions or queries please email or call 01625 917 377.

Key Transition Staff
Kerry Locke

Mrs Kerry Locke

Our Year 7 Manager is Mrs Kerry Locke. She will be with you during your first year at the Macclesfield Academy.

School Tours

Our tours take place during a normal school day and give you an opportunity to see what life is like here at The Macclesfield Academy. Click here to book onto a tour.

The School Day

At the Macclesfield Academy you won’t be in the same classroom all day. You will move around the school to different classrooms and be taught a variety of subjects by different teachers.

The day starts with form time with your assigned form teacher who you will see every day. Some mornings you will join your year group in the Main Hall for assemblies and presentations.

There is a two week timetable here and you are given your timetable during your first week. It is important to be organised and ensure you look at your timetable each evening and pack the items you need. You will carry your books and equipment in a school bag with the following compulsory items:

  • Bag –big enough to carry large text books and / or A4 file.
  • Pencil case with at least 2 pens, a ruler and a pencil.
  • Reading book.
  • A scientific calculator. We recommend a Casio FX-83GTX or Casio FX-85GTX calculator.
  • A standard maths set containing a protractor and a compass.
Teaching and Learning

Our Curriculum has ambition, breadth, knowledge and quality. Students spend three years at Key stage three, developing understanding and knowledge of a broad range of subjects. Two years are then spent at Key Stage four to enable students to remember more, learn more and take examinations when they are the most mature.

Our Essential Skills and Knowledge (ESK) ‘Red Dot’ sheets are used from year 7-11 to help students understand and retain the important aspects of their learning. Red dots will become a familiar and helpful part of  your school life!


The subjects taught at The Macclesfield Academy are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • RE
  • History
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Design Technology
  • PE
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Computing
Extra – Curricular Activities

We encourage you to take part in extra curricular activities here at The Academy. We have sports teams where you can represent us in football, ruby, boccia and netball. You can take up dance or cheerleading or perform in school musicals and concerts. We have a book club, science club, and we run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for when you are older. We also have opportunities for you to take part in school life by becoming an ambassador for the school and helping out with events for primary schools and parents.


You will be expected to complete homework to help with your learning. The Macclesfield Academy uses Sharepoint – a login and a password will be given to you in September.

Uniform and Essential Items

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.

Ready Respectful Safe

Expectations of students and staff are outlined in our ‘Ready Respectful Safe’ guidelines. Click here for more information about ‘Ready Respectful Safe’.

Pastoral Care

Each Year group has a dedicated pastoral leader, but you can contact any member of the pastoral team for help. Your pastoral team are here for any practical or emotional support.

How to apply to join The Macclesfield Academy

Click here for how to join our school in Year 7 2022 and for in -year applications.

Events at The Macclesfield Academy

We love welcoming the local community into our fantastic school and we have a year round schedule of events here. Why not join us at our next one?

Keeping in Touch with The Macclesfield Academy

The Office is staffed from 8.00am – 3.00pm.
If you have any questions about starting at The Macclesfield Academy please email us:

The Macclesfield Academy
Park Lane
SK11 8JR

Tel: 01625 917 377



Twitter: @TheMaccAcademy

Instagram: themacclesfieldacademy

Important Documents and Forms

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