Lea Valley Academy

Part of the EdAct Trust

Secondary Transition

The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for every child, bringing the opportunity to experience new subjects, new activities and make new friends.  At Lea Valley Academy we work with parents to ensure that each child feels supported and enjoys their journey into secondary school, making the transition easy and enjoyable for both students and their parents and carers.

Our Year 7 team is experienced in facilitating the transition to our school. We meet your child in their primary school during May and June in a setting where we know they are comfortable. We will also bring current Lea Valley Academy students along so that they are able to learn about us from other students directly.

Welcome Letter from Headteacher

Welcome new year 7 letter 2024

Lea Valley Introduction Video

Lea Valley Academy Transition Timeline




If I had to choose one word to describe Lea Valley it would be 'excellent.' I consider myself lucky to be at this school.


Teachers are very caring and they are always there when you need to talk to someone.


The lessons are fun and you can enjoy them while learning.


It is easy to make friends and there are lots of things to do together.


“My experience at Lea Valley has been wonderful since starting in Year 7. I really enjoy the clubs that you can attend at lunchtime.”


There are so many great opportunities at the school and I felt welcomed right from the beginning.


Please let us know if you have any further questions about this process so we can help support children and their parents and carers, as they join us at Lea Valley Academy. 

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