Year 7 Transition - September 2023

Simmonds uniform flyer 2023

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Key Dates:

Welcome pack and data collection sentw/c 24th April
Visits to primary schools5th June – 7th July
SEND Tea Parties28th and 29th June, 1pm – 2pm
CEC Transition DayTuesday 4th July 2023
Transition Information EveningTuesday 4th July 2023, 6pm – 7.30pm
Year 7 start dateMonday 4th September 2023 (year 7 only)

Welcome to Cowes Enterprise College – An Ormiston Academy

We are delighted that we have been able to offer your child a place at Cowes Enterprise College and we are looking forward to meeting you in the coming months.

Our friendly, popular school has been celebrating excellent examination results coupled with a varied and exciting enrichment programme over the past few years and we are continuing to deliver a high quality education to Island children. We are excited to welcome you and your family to our school community and are looking forward to supporting your child through their secondary education, delivering our academy values to ‘Educate for life’.

Please take some time to carefully read through the Year 7 Welcome Booklet linked below, which provides important information relating to language choices, uniform, timetables and equipment.

The transition team (including SEN, safeguarding and medical) have already been liaising with all primary schools, sharing information and discussing the best way to continue to support your child when they arrive in September. Over the next few months, different members of staff will be visiting your child in their primary school. These visits will ensure your child knows a friendly face and will give them more confidence for when they start in September. These visits also give your child an opportunity to ask any questions, and for us to reassure them that they will be well looked after and flourish in our academy.

So that you and your child can orientate themselves ahead of September, please enjoy watching our welcome video and access our 360-degree tour and curriculum links.

Making the transition to a new school is often filled with a range of different emotions and change can be an unsettling time for many children. It is also an incredibly exciting time as a new chapter begins. Please be assured that over the next 12 weeks, we will be spending as much time that is needed in individual primary schools, talking to your child and getting a good understanding of their pastoral and academic needs to from their head teacher, Year 6 teacher and welfare teams. In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please do email Mrs S Tanner-Rolf, Head of Year 7 ([email protected]).


Please click here to read about uniform and equipment.

Simmonds, who supply our uniform, will be holding a New Starter Uniform Event during July and August. Please click the image below to view the flyer.

  • Please click here to access the Simmonds online shop.

Please click the image below to view our 360-degree virtual tour of the academy.

Here you can interactively look around the school, click on links to view information about each subject’s curriculum and view the entire site and surrounding area from above.

Click here for information on school aged immunsations during secondary school.

Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy | An Ofsted good Provider
01983 203103

Crossfield Avenue
Isle of Wight
PO31 8HB
Email: [email protected]

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Opening Hours :
Monday 8.30am-2.45pm
Tuesday 8.30am-2.45pm
Wednesday 8.30am-2.45pm
Thursday 8.30am-2.45pm
Friday 8.30am-2.45pm

Total weekly hours for compulsory time pupils will spend in school is 31 hours and 15 minutes.

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