Chester Park

Junior School

Positive, Resilient, Meaningful

Bristol Brunel Academy

Dear Year 6 Parents/Carers

I hope you are all keeping well, and your child is looking forward to joining Bristol Brunel Academy in September.
Firstly, thank you to all those who have completed the new student information collection form. If you are yet to do this, please can you do so asap by clicking on this link: New Student Information Collection & Permissions Form
Important dates for diary:
Transition Induction Days - Wednesday 30th June & Thursday 1st July
Your child is invited to spend two days in the Academy where they will experience a range of taster sessions, meet the other children in their Tutor group and, wherever possible, meet their Tutor.


Both Induction Days will start at 9am, students will need to make their own way to the Academy; there is no need to attend their primary school first. Students will be dismissed from the Academy at 2:30pm, please ensure that your child knows whether they will be making their own way home. If you are collecting your child, please note there is no onsite parking, and it is advisable to walk or park on the side roads. 


Please use this link to advise us if you do or do not give permission for your child to make their own way home:  Permission form


What they will need to bring:

A Packed Lunch

Drinks and a snack for morning break

A Pen/Pencil

A bag to put it all in - they will need to carry this around with them when changing activities. 


Students are not required to wear their usual school uniform; however, they must wear clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for spending the day in a school environment. 


Students will also have the opportunity to purchase their BBA House tie, we will aim to send your ParentPay activation letter prior to the induction days, which will enable you to pay for the tie online. We will also accept cash payments on the day. Tie's cost £5. After this date tie's will be available to purchase from reception.


Please contact the Academy if your child in unable to attend this date. 


Parent/Carer Information & Meet Your Tutor Evening - Thursday 1st July

Due to restrictions, we are planning to run a "Meet your Tutor" event online on Thursday 1st July.  Further information and links to join this will be sent nearer the time. We will review this later in June and should we feel that it is safe to do so we may change this to be run in person onsite at the Academy.


Students with additional needs 

Further, additional, Transition events will take place for students with additional needs. Please contact your Senco at your child's primary school or Lou Coles (Senco) BBA if you feel your child would benefit from additional transition support. 


Academy Uniform 

Please visit the Bristol Brunel Academy Website for information regarding uniform.


BBA Summer School - Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Tuesday 31st August & Wednesday 1st September

Due to Covid 19, this year we are running five days of summer school free of charge; these will run on the above dates. Further information and a booking form will be sent out in due course.


First day of Term, Monday 6th September (Year 7 only, all other students return on the 7th) 

Students need to arrive at the Academy by 8:30am in full Academy uniform. 

If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.
Kind regards
Laura Smith
Senior/Transition Administrator