Ashfield Junior School

Year 6-7 Transition

Workington Academy:



 Year 6 students and families – if you would like to be a part of Team Year 7 at Workington Academy next year, do not delay in applying using the link below – we are currently oversubscribed in our current Year 7 and 8 Year Groups and places are filling up fast for 2021 Admissions.…/transfertosecondaryschooli

For further information, check out our INFORMATION BOOKLET FOR 2021 ADMISSIONS here-

DEDICATED Y6-7 TRANSITION WEBSITE – Find more familiarisation videos from our staff and students, 360’ virtual academy tour, comprehensive admissions information and our Virtual Open Evening video from Wednesday 23 September on our dedicated Transition Website, which can be found here:

COVID-19 SECURE INDIVIDUALISED TOURS – This week is our last week of Covid-19 secure evening tours of the academy – we have limited spaces available on Wednesday and Thursday this week. All details regarding these and how to book one can be found here –…/workington-academy…/

If you do have any questions at all or would like to find out more information about Workington Academy or if you would like the opportunity to meet with Mr Bird our Headteacher or Miss Tweddle, our Year 7 Director of Learning – please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

All of the details in regards to the times and dates of when our tours are taking place can be found on our website at the link below:

Workington Academy – Virtual Open Evening for Y5 & 6 students – Wednesday 23 September, from 6.30pm

To watch our Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 23 September from 6.30pm, please log on to either our:

Workington Academy Website –

Workington Academy Facebook Page –

Workington Academy YouTube Channel –

Please tune in to find out more about our vibrant and state of the art learning environment, broad and balanced curriculum and exciting extra-curricular opportunities for all students. We will also be giving comprehensive information linked to our educational philosophy, exciting learning opportunities and to hear from some of our dedicated team of staff and fantastic students.

Please don’t forget to also check out our dedicated Transition Website including comprehensive Admissions Information, Virtual Tour and Familiarisation videos, which can be found here:

Following our Virtual Open Evening, we will also be publicising opportunities to visit the Academy, in line with the COVID-19 guidelines.

We look forward to you joining Team Year 7 2021 and for you to join us on our journey towards excellence.

Des Bird – Headteacher

Nicola Tweddle – Year 7 Director of Learning


Applications are now open for Workington Academy places in Year 7 for September 2021.

Applications should be submitted to Cumbria County Council (The Local Authority) by 31st October 2020.

We are currently finalising opportunities for Year 6 students and parents/carers to be able to visit Workington Academy and to meet some of our staff, in line with current COVID-19 guidelines. Exact details about these opportunities will follow shortly.

Please check out our dedicated Transition Website including comprehensive Admissions Information, Virtual Tour and Familiarisation videos can be found here:

We look forward to welcoming you to Team Year 7 2021 very soon! 

If you do have any further queries or concerns in regards to this or if I or Workington Academy can be of any further help or support to yourselves or your school community at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Nic Tweddle

Keswick School:

Dear Year 6 Parents

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Planning information sessions for Year 6 pupils and parents has been particularly challenging under the current Government guidance. Therefore, sadly we have decided that it is not appropriate to have the traditional open mornings at Keswick School this year. Instead, we have produced a virtual open day led by some of our wonderfully charismatic students. We hope this conveys a flavour of our school community, which is based on our values that everyone should be happy and enjoy being at school in order to succeed. It is something we have many years of experience doing.  We do this with an incredibly dedicated staff team who place the care and support of every individual child as their top priority.

You are able to watch our virtual open day and find out more information about Keswick School by clicking the link below:


Annabel Scott
Headteacher’s PA / Development Manager
Keswick School
Vicarage Hill
CA12 5QB
Tel: 017687 72605

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