The Pupils Speak

We hope that you enjoy your time at City Academy but don’t just take our word for it, this is what our pupils in Year 7 have to say.

Meet Depraya, a member of the Transition Team


Dear soon to be Year 7’s, I know a lot of you are probably really nervous to come to our school but trust me once you settle in you will have a great time. Most people are very welcoming and I’m sure you’ll make loads of new friends. I also know some of you are the only one from your school which is making your nerves even worse, but it’s ok because when I came I was the only one from my school and now I have many friends. I hope me and the other members of the transition team writing to you has maybe made you a bit less nervous.

Meet Kiyan, a member of the Transition Team

To the new Year 6 Student, I am writing a letter to reassure you during this unprecedented time, there is nothing to worry about when moving to secondary school. I understand that you may be worried and have mixed feelings, but let me personally tell you that it is going to be ok. You can keep in touch with your primary school friends. You also have the opportunity to make more new friends! The teachers will support you in any way they can and you could go to them for guidance and advice. They are very friendly and approachable. There are many extracurricular activities and clubs after school, so don’t forget to try them out. The school has many different subjects/lessons such as design technology and computer science and the subjects that you already know in primary school. You may even have the opportunity to learn French or Spanish! They also have a small quiet library, with a fantastic choice of books! Rest assured and we are looking forward to welcoming you!

Meet Ovi, a member of the Transition Team

Hello future Year 7 students, I know how you feel, I know that you feel a great amount of pressure and feel like the sky is going to collapse on you, but it’s nothing like that. When I first started year 7 I was terrified but I knew some friends would come with me yet I have made many new friends on the way so even if none of your school friends come you will always have a friend in your new school in me. When you join this school it’s a bit daunting and a bit confusing because of the timetables and all of the classes but as you go on with your year you will soon get used to it. By carrying your planner around school you’ll probably memorise all of the rooms, it will be like second home. One of my favourite things about Central Academy is the food and especially the delicious bagels that I have for breakfast and I think you should really try them. Another amazing thing about Central Academy is the teachers, the teachers are extremely nice. In addition, if you are really lucky you could get one of the best teachers as a form tutor. All I can say now is good luck and I look forward to see you all, looking smart in your new blazers and remember to have fun. Best Regards, Ovi.

Meet Jayanna, a member of the Transition Team

Dear future Central Academy students, I understand that you might be very afraid right now, so was I when I had to go into year seven. At first it will be a bit scary and you will not know where to go but after a couple of days it will get easier. This is your first leap into independence, make sure to celebrate and not worry about it! All the students and teachers here are always willing to help if you ever need some so never be afraid to ask. I really hope that you love it here just as much as I do! Sincerely, Jayanna.