Year 7 – The pupils speak

We hope that you enjoy your time at Arena Academy but don’t just take our word for it, this is what our pupils in Year 7 have to say.


Dear Year 6,

Today I am going to be telling you all about Arena Academy. I am going to start off with saying Arena Academy is an amazing school with fabulous opportunities to take part in, that are open to all students.

Arena Academy is a welcoming school to all new pupils. I can ensure you that you will have a fantastic time at here at Arena. I as a Year 7 student took part in some amazing tasks. For an example, I took part in an Arena Action Group. Here I made lots of new friends [read more]


Dear future Year 7,

I know how you feel, I know that you feel a great amount of pressure and feel like the sky is going to collapse on you, but it’s nothing like that.

When I first started year 7 I was terrified but I knew some friends would come with me yet I have made many new friends on the way so even if none of your school friends come you will always have a friend in your new school in me. When you join this school it’s a bit daunting and a bit confusing because of the timetables and all of the classes but as you go on with your year you will soon get used to it. By carrying your planner  [read more]


Dear New Year 7s

I know that this must feel like a very strange time, you have not had the opportunity to come and spend the day at Arena Academy like we did. I just wanted to take the time to write and tell you of my experiences that might help with any fears or worries that you have.

I remember my first day, getting dressed into my new uniform, which felt so different from junior school…I mean a tie what, how, thank goodness for parents. I walked into the building with a knot in my stomach. School was so big and there were so many other  [read more]


Dear future Arena Academy students,

I understand that you might be very afraid right now, so was I when I had to go into year seven. At first it will be a bit scary, and you will not know where to go, but after a couple of days, it will get easier.

This is your first leap into independence, make sure to celebrate and not worry about it! All the students and teachers here are always willing to help if you ever need some so never be afraid to ask. I really hope that you love it here just as much as [read more]