Transition Days

Welcome to all Year 6 Parents

Below are the important transition dates for the academic year 2023-2024

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 September 2023

The Dorcan Academy WOW event. Year 6 will be invited to attend The Dorcan Academy with their primary school teacher for a day. This is to experience all the amazing opportunities Dorcan offers its students

Open mornings will be held throughout September and October on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please book your tour through our main reception: or click on the following link Book a tour of the Academy – The Dorcan Academy

Thursday 5 October – Open Evening 6pm to 8pm

  • Open evening: All parents are invited to our open evening, where we will showcase all that is on offer at Dorcan. We would love to meet you. This is open to all regardless of entry year.

December 2023

  • We would like to invite Y5 and Y6 to the premiere of our Christmas show: Students will attend during the school day with their primary teachers.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

  • Transition Picnic: Opportunity for students from our non- cluster schools to meet peers in a similar position to them.

Tuesday 2 July 2024

  • Virtual parental meetings with Year 7 Tutor: these meetings may be supported by Head of House, Deputy Head of House or Senior Leader depending on numbers

Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2024

  • Transition Days for new Year 7 students

Thursday 4 July 2024

Senior Leadership Team talk in Main Hall at 6:00pm (this will be a bookable event with the option to host a further talk at 6:45pm if required)

The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.