“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”

Y6 Transition

We would like to extend a warm welcome to your child as they move towards becoming a student at The Gainsborough Academy. We know it is a big step into the wider world and we look forward to working together in the years ahead to ensure that your child achieves success and develops as an individual.

This page will include updates of useful information helping you to get to know Gainsborough.

Key Contacts

Important Dates 2023/24

Rollover Information

All Y6 students must arrive at normal school time during the transition period – registration starts at 8.30am.

School uniform must be worn.

Gainsborough Extra

Taking part in extra-curricular activities is a vital part of school life and at TGA we offer a fantastic range of clubs to all students. Some of our clubs include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Technology
  • Badminton
  • Climbing
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Drama
  • ICT
  • Art & Photography
  • Science Club
  • Games
  • Film Club

Click below to find out more:


The Gainsborough Pledges are at the very heart of empowering students to be confident, well-rounded, enthusiastic, caring, happy, can-do people, ready for the wider world. The Pledges, coupled with the Gainsborough Way, develop personal skills and attributes and broaden the horizons of our students. Click below for more information.

The School Day

8:30 – 8:45 amRegistration/Assembly
8:45 – 9:05 amReading
9:05 – 10:20 amPeriod 1
10:20 – 11:35 amPeriod 2
11:35 – 12:05 pmBreak 1
12:05 – 13:20 pmPeriod 3
13:20 – 13:50 pmBreak 2
13:50 – 15:00 pmPeriod 4
15:00 pm onwardsEnd of School/Extra-Curricular Activities


At Wickersley Partnership Trust we want all students to leave able and qualified to play their full part in an ever-changing world, through an ambitious, creative and innovative curriculum which empowers students with the skills, knowledge and attributes to allow them to succeed with the challenges of life beyond their time at school (in their next phase of education and their working life).

We aim to engender a love of learning, self-belief and aspiration through four key intentions:

  • Intention 1 – Removing Barriers to Learning
  • Intention 2 – Developing Knowledge and Skills for Learning in a Range of Subjects 
  • Intention 3 – Developing Personal Attributes
  • Intention 4 – To Enrich Students’ Experiences and Broaden their Horizons

The Gainsborough Way

We say and do things in a certain way at Gainsborough, referred to as ‘The  Gainsborough Way.’

The Gainsborough Way allows us all to promote the skills and  attributes you need in order to develop  independence, responsibility and  resilience to have a happy and successful life. It defines who we are and what we stand for at Gainsborough.

Virtual School Tour

One of the early challenges Y6s face when making the transition to comprehensive school is finding their way around what is usually a much bigger campus than they are used to. To try and help prepare for this we have created a virtual tour of the school. Please take the time to watch the video to try and help your child familiarise themselves with what is going to be their new school environment.

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