SCWA Y7 students’ top tips for starting secondary school


Next term we will be welcoming Year 6 students who will be joining our academies in September.  At Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, staff thought they would  ask their our current Year 7s for their top tips for starting secondary school and also, what it is they love best about SCWA:

Top Tips

  • Get involved.
  • Be on time.
  • Do your best in every subject.
  • Be confident when it comes to making new friends.
  • Be kind to others and show respect.
  • Join loads of clubs.
  • Bring a positive attitude to school with you.
  • Don’t forget your Planner and pencil case.
  • Always get your Planner signed.
  • Keep a good attendance record.
  • Make sure you always hand in homework on time.
  • Never give up.
  • Don’t worry, it will be OK.
  • Make new friends.
  • Always remember your ‘Super 7’: pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, green pen, sharpener and calculator.
  • Be yourself.
  • Remember your PE Kit.
  • Listen to the teacher.
  • Don’t get your phone out in class.
  • Be positive.
  • Have fun, be yourself and enjoy it!

“I love SCWA because…..”

  • Everyone is welcoming, your friends are supportive and all your teachers are really kind.
  • If you get a detention it’s OK because you can learn from your mistakes.
  • It’s a very intelligent school and you will get a good job when you are older.
  • The food is amazing!
  • You get to make and learn about new things which I have never heard of before.
  • Teachers help you if you are struggling.
  • They care about all of us here and they care for all disabilities….. In science you do a lot of experiments.
  • When you start this school you will always have someone by your side.
  • It has kind teachers, good pupils, great areas to play, nice buildings and a great working environment.
  • I love the trips as we are given the opportunity to socialise with new people.
  • My LSAs are nice and help me with my work.
  • They appreciate and care for all of us. We are all a family.
  • It’s a chance to be independent…. It also teaches you how to be a good person and a happy one!
  • I have made many friends and learnt so much.
  • Teachers reward you for your work if you’ve done well.
  • They make you feel at home. When you have a problem they will deal with it straight away.
  • The opportunities have been amazing and it’s given me a chance to make new friends.
  • It’s very welcoming and the teachers always make lessons fun. They get you involved and everyone is very kind and helpful.
  • It helps you learn in the best way that’s fun and interactive.
  • It will help you achieve your goals.
  • Teachers will push you to work harder and help you when you struggle.
  • Teachers will do whatever it takes to help you with your learning.
  • It will help you to build your confidence.
  • I feel like I can achieve my dream job in this school.