Prospective Parents



Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer our usual transition arrangements this year.  I am very aware that moving to secondary school is an exciting, but anxious time for both young people and their families, so we have compiled a range of experiences for Year 6 students and parents/carers on this page, to give you a flavour of life at BBA, and to prepare our new students who will be joining us in September.

Please explore the area below, and if you have any questions or concerns, click HERE and complete the form, and your query will be directed to the most appropriate staff member.

Live Stream Q&A

I would like to remind all parents that I will be offering a live stream address, on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 6pm. This event will enable me to address you all and explain a little about starting school with us. There will also be a “Question and Answer” session as part of this where you can type questions for me to respond to. This will therefore replace the normal evening for this in July. We are also unable to complete the two transition days that were planned for July due to the current restrictions on schools.

You can follow the link HERE nearer to the time to join this meeting or from the Parent Mail message you have been sent. As this event will be using Microsoft TEAM’s, if you plan to use an Apple or Android phone, please download in advance of the event. Please also join the event before the 6pm start so that you do not miss any of the content of the talk.

Explore the area below, and if you have any questions or concerns, please click HERE to complete the form and your query will be directed to the most appropriate staff member.


Principal of Bluecoat Beechdale Academy

Virtual Transition Booklet

You should have now received our Virtual Transition Booklet. This outlines the following modes of:

  1. Preparing for secondary school live stream and Q&A.
  2. School virtual tour.
  3. Meet the staff online presentations.
  4. Individual Family Contact
  5. Remote Primary School Liaison
  6. Online / Telephone SENCO meetings.
  7. Pastoral information.
  8. Digital letters from current students.

Please click HERE to view the transition booklet.

Transition Letter

You should have received the below letter regarding your child’s transition from Year 6 to Year 7. If you have not received this letter, please click the link below to access this information or click HERE and complete the form, we will answer any questions or queries you have and get back to you as soon as possible.

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Letter

Contact Us

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Rd
NG8 3GP (for Sat Nav purposes please use: NG8 3BB)

Tel: 0115 913 5211

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