Transition

Welcome to the Transition page of our website. 

I am excited to highlight the great work we do to ensure that transition between Primary and Secondary education is as smooth as possible. Please take a moment to view our Academy Prospectus

Mr R Oliver
Associate Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG and Transition)

Letter to year 6 transition students

Taking the step between primary and secondary school is a daunting prospective for parents and children alike. At Noel-Baker Academy, we aim to make the process as smooth, easy and enjoyable as possible. Places for Noel-Baker Academy are allocated by the local authority and are confirmed on National Offer Day on the 2nd March 2020. 

From this point we are working behind the scenes to gather all necessary information about your son or daughter from their primary school and this means we have the most accurate picture of your child. Should you have changed your address since applying for a secondary place (since October 2019) please let us know so that we can send all correspondences to the correct address.  

Together with the information we gain from parents and students following the intake evening and information from the primary school staff we formulate the form groups to ensure that all students have the best chance at academic success going forward. Parents and students will be informed via a letter in early to mid-June with the form they are in. 

This letter will also include an invitation to the intake evening on the 9th July. At this meeting, you will have the chance to buy school uniform, meet your child’s future form tutor (where staff presence allows) and find out more information about starting in September. 

Unfortunately, the common transfer days scheduled to take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th July, will no longer be taking place and we have instead created a virtual transition package below.

Year 6/7 Transition Learning Projects

Please find below learning projects you can complete with your child in order to support their transition to secondary in September.

Please find below the chance to meet some of the staff you will be seeing a day-to-day basis when you arrive in September. They will answer lots of the questions you may have including the ones that would have been answered on the transition evening. It is password protected, which you will receive in an upcoming letter. If there are any questions, please email the address at the bottom of the page.

Meet the Staff

Each year group at Noel-Baker has a pastoral lead attached to their year, should you wish to speak with the Year 7 pastoral lead at any time during the school day they can be contacted via the pastoral@noelbakeracademy.co.uk.

If you have any further questions regarding transition please contact Mr Oliver, the member of staff with responsibility for transition.  

Academy Policies

As your child is transitioning you will need to be aware of certain academy policies, particularly the Safeguarding Policy.   

A complete list of policies can be found on our Academy Policies page.

If you have any further questions not answered in the videos above, please contact transitions@noelbakeracademy.co.uk