Year 6 Transition Information for incoming John Smeaton Academy students

Choosing the right secondary school for your child is a defining moment as a parent or carer and we are delighted you have selected John Smeaton Academy. We recognise the importance of ensuring all of our incoming Year 6 students (and their families) feel excited and content about starting their secondary journey with us. Visit our Y6 Transition page to keep up to date with key information related to this incredibly important transition.


I am delighted to welcome you to our website for John Smeaton Academy. Our school website provides useful information for students, parents/carers and our community to access and gives a sense of the truly exceptional transformation that we embarked upon on 1 September 2021 when we joined The GORSE Academies Trust. When we did so the Ofsted ratings of previous years became formally a part of the past and our new, fresh-start future began, a future in which the students and community of John Smeaton Academy will work together in partnership to ensure our students achieve outcomes aligned with their top performing peers nationally. These outcomes will, in turn, give them access to progress into their chosen, high-quality destinations in Education, Employment and further Training (EET) and ultimately to go on to study in some of the best universities in the world.

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Smeaton Approach,
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