Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character

Transition fortnight

Transition Week Monday 9th July - Friday 20 July 2018

Academy Day 8.05am prompt to 2.30pm each day
Year 6 Transition Evening - Monday 16 July 6pm
Uniform Measuring - Monday 16 July 5.45pm
Uniform Collection - Delivered to your home address / Collection from Dyke House

Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and children who will be joining Dyke House College in the summer of 2018. This page is designed to keep you informed and up to date about our Transition process over the coming months, but also to ensure that any questions or queries you might have are answered, and where relevant displayed here.

All parents and carers should now have received a letter from the academy in May 2018 to share all relevant information needed for Transition and September. The pack includes various forms that will need to be completed and returned to school during Transition. If you have not received a pack, for example because you have moved house since applying for a place, please email [email protected]and we will issue a duplicate.

For any other admissions queries, parents should simply contact the Hartlepool Authority Admissions Team. Please note that we are completely full in the new Year 7 for September 2018.

Key Contacts
Mrs Stephanie Knox (Associate Assistant Principal, Deep Support)
Miss Kate Watson (Learning Manager for Year 7)

Mr Adam Whitehead & Mr Danny Evans (Deep Support & Inclusion Manager)
Miss Claire Noble (Transition Support)

Key Transition Dates 2018

Transition Week: Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018
Transition Evening for Parents/Students: 6pm Monday 16 July 2018

Transition starts 8.05am Monday 9 July and finishes 2.30pm on Friday 20 July (School Closes)

The school re-opens for all students on Tuesday 4 September 2018 for a 8.25am start.

Communication and News

There are a number of ways parents and students can keep up-to-date with what is happening here at the academy, what events are coming up, and what letters and other information has gone home. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. This can be easily done by following the link buttons below:

@DykeHouse on Twitter


Key Documents for 2018

Copies of letters and documents passed onto Year 6 parents of students due to join Dyke House College will appear below during the course of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the times of the school day?
During Transition we aim to ensure Year 6 become familiar with the school day, so the aim is that times will be the same as for other students.
School starts for all students at 8.05 am prompt.
Period 1 8.40 - 9.40 am
Period 2 9.40 - 10.40 am
Break 10.40 - 10.55 am
Period 3 11.55 - 12.00 noon
Period 4/Lunch 12.00 - 1.30 pm
Period 5 1.30 - 2.30 pm

In September, the times of the school day will be as follows:

Period 1 8.25 - 9.25 am
Period 2 9.25 - 10.25 am
LG time 10.25 - 10.45 am

Break - 10.45 - 11.00 am
Period 3 11.00 - 12.00 noon
Period 4/Lunch 12.00 - 1.30 pm
Period 5 1.30 - 2.30 pm

Enrichment 2:30 - 3:30

How is the School Uniform organised?
We will provide a new blazer and school tie to Year 7 students when they start the school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements, and there are more details about how to do this here: http://www.pbparentsonline.co.uk/dykehouse It is planned that Year 6 students will be measured in school during the Induction Evening, and that uniform will be delivered to your home address once you have ordered online.

What are the Transport arrangements?
We have liaised with Partner Primary Schools and parents on an individual basis to design the best transport arrangements during the Transition period. For many students it is hoped they can get used to using the means of transport that will be undertaken from September. If applicable, bus passes will be ready for September.

What equipment will my child need?
All students will be provided with a planner. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:

  • A black pen.
  • A ruler.
  • A pencil and pencil sharpener.
  • An eraser.
  • A reading book.
  • A scientific calculator

What are the lunchtime arrangements?
Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12.30 - 1.00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The students can add money using optical finger recognition stations in the school. The diner will deduct the money from the pupil's finger once they have purchased their food.

SEN and Inclusion

During the coming months, Miss Noble and Miss Watson, the Learning Manager for Year 7 will be visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 teachers to gather crucial transition information.