Transition into Secondary


Welcome to Bolton St Catherines Academy


Bolton St Catherine's Academy's aim is to nurture, challenge and inspire each of its students.......

As such, we want to be recognised for our personalisation of learning, ensuring that students feel safe and confident. This process will commence as soon as a family accepts a place BCSA as part of a comprehensive transition programme.

After accepting a place at BCSA every student will be visited by a member of the BSCA transition team.

Where students have struggled to achieve expectations commensurate with their age, the core disciplines of English and Mathematics will be prioritised in their timetables at The Wren School so that they receive additional support using our catch up finding.

The identification of students who will benefit from such a strategy will commence during the primary school transition programme and will be supplemented with baseline testing once the student has joined the school.


After accepting a place at BCSA every student will be visited by a member of the team......

Students will be encouraged to choose a favourite piece of writing to share with their future teachers. Additionally, year 6 students will have an induction day, normally in July, where they will meet their teachers and fellow students. Parents will also have a 1:1 with a member of the senior leadership team to go through our code of conduct, expectations and student charter.

In addition, a variety of after school clubs will be made available to future students to enable them to familiarise themselves with both the staff and site. We have a leisure centre on site which has many exciting extracurricular activities.

If your child is recognised as having SEND, extra visits and supportive strategies will be put in place.  Please contact the school if you would like to know more.



Our Induction - Thursday 5th July

Our Induction Day is for students - more information to come.......

Our Futures Evening is for all students and parents and will include:

  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm - appointments with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm - an opportunity to meet the Form Tutor.

The General Data Protection Regulation is new legislation that all people and organisations must comply with by 25th May 2018. This replaces the 1998 Data protection Act. Even with Britain leavening the E.U. the government have adopted this legislation.

For schools this applies to ensuring all our stakeholders are aware of what data we hold on them, why we hold it and how long for. To ensure our stakeholders are aware of this we have published on the school website our privacy notices which inform students and parents of how we will use their data.

Privacy Notice for Students

Privacy Notice for Parents/Carers 

Anyone is allowed access to the data that we hold on them as long as it is not against the public interest. As a school we aim to comply with the all the guidelines from the data regulator the Information Commissioners office.

During the Futures Evening you will be required to bring identification with you, more information will follow in this nearer the time.




We believe that it is vital we encourage all our students to "wear their uniform with pride". Please have a look at our uniform and PE kit, along with advice of acceptable footwear and where to buy.

Uniform and PE kit Information



Contact Form

Please complete the form below if you wish to contact the Year 7 Leader, Mrs O'Donnell and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

N.B. Please be aware that response times will be longer during school holidays.