Year 6 into 7 Transition

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 students in 2024 ready for their entry in September 2024. We will update this page with transition information as it becomes available.

This page aims to provide you with as much information as we can to fully prepare you and your child for the transition to secondary school.



Transition to Secondary

The following documents will help you and your child with the transition to Secondary School.

Transition Timeline

Supporting Transition to Secondary

Helping your Child get into Good Habits

Transition to Secondary

12 Steps to Help with Transition

Transition Workbook

Science Workbook

The links below will help you navigate to relevant sections of our website:

TCA School Uniform

Use this link to see our uniform requirements and where to buy it.

Free School Meals

Click this link for guidance and a link to the  application


Use this link for information about our SEND department and policies

Bus Routes

Use this link for information as to bus routes to and from our Academy.


The school needs notifying if your child is going to be absent from school for any reason on 0121 5666400

Times of the School Day

(subject to change from September)


Year 7 Parent Guide


Praise and PDFL

At TCA we pride ourselves on our caring nature. We have a strong PDfL system running alongside our Character Programme.

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Pupils can gain VIPs in lessons for excellent academic work and excellent attitude to learning. There are also 5 Rs available every lesson for any pupil who fulfils the requirements. 

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Ready - being ready to learn with correct equipment

Responsible - behaving responsibly in lessons

Respect - showing respect to others in lessons

Reflective - putting into practice what you have learnt

Resilient - persevering and trying hard

We also have a Character Around School System where pupils can collect praise points for doing the right thing and being helpful.

Praise points lead to entries into prize draws and rewards.

Anyone not following our expectiations will have a reminder and a warning that expectations are not being met before a conversation with a senior member of staff and if necessary good neighbouring to another lesson.

Enrichment Activities

We run a wide ranging extra-curriuclar programme. The current plan can be found by clicking here. Activities range from sports clubs to Maths, Science and Cadets. At  the start of term in September you will be sent a link to a form whereby you can sign your child up to any after school activity. Clubs currently run from 3pm to 4pm. Sports club attendees will need their PE kit.


Your child will be placed in one of our houses, this will be their house group for school competitions.

Central 300x290Central House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Central Grammar School.

Your son/daughter will have a red trimmed tie and wil need a red TCA PE polo shirt.


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International House is named after the predecessor of Tile Cross Academy - The International School.

Your son/daughter will have a blue trimmed tie and wil need a blue TCA PE polo shirt.


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Kenrick House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Byng Kenrick Girls' Grammar School, then Byng Kenrick Central

Your son/daughter will have a purple trimmed tie and wil need a purple TCA PE polo shirt.

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Martineau House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Sir Wilfred Martineau School.

Your son/daughter will have a green trimmed tie and wil need a green TCA PE polo shirt.