New Year 7 Students 2023/2024

We are very much looking forward to meeting your child and welcoming them in to our school community.

The Move Up Day for children transitioning to Manor Drive Secondary Academy in September 2023 will take place on Wednesday 5 July from 9am until 3pm.  Students will experience some subject taster sessions, a school tour and have their fingerprint scanned for use of our cashless catering and library systems.  They will discover which house they will be in and meet their Form Tutor.  The day will help them build new relationships with other students and prepare them for their first day at secondary school in September.  

During May, you will have been sent out your Admissions Booklet.  Please complete and return this to us as soon as possible to ensure we have the correct contact details going forward. 

We are in the process of speaking with Primary Schools across the city to find out more about your child and any needs they may have.  Depending on your child's needs their may be further transition events arranged prior to the end of the summer term. 

Click the icons below to read the Parent Guide and download the documents you need to complete and return. 

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Admissions Booklet

Acceptable Use Agreement Form

MCAS information guide

Information for Parents of new students

Important things to do...

  • Chromebook purchase (deadline Friday 7 July) please use code MDA3-3 Manor Drive Secondary Academy Portal ( 
  • Padlock for lockers - Your child will be allocated a locker.  You will need to purchase a padlock.  These can be purchased from any retailer. See the examples of padlocks below that our students have purchased. The hoop should be less than 40mm to fit through the locker hole.
  • Uniform purchase.  Total Clothing ( provide the uniform for MDSA.  The logo'd items should be purchased from Total Clothing.  Other items, such as shirts, trousers, skirts and PE bottoms can be purchased from any retailer as long as the items conform to our uniform policy.  The shirts should be WHITE and be suitable to worn with a tie. Trousers, skirts and PE bottoms should be NAVY BLUE. Please note we do not offer a voucher scheme for uniform.  Once the school becomes established, we will have uniform sales for second hand uniform at discounted prices.