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)

Update – Letter to Year 6 Students and Parents.

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.  

During these times we are working our hardest to ensure that the form groups are designed to support your child’s progress and we are working to ensure that everything about our provision in September for year 7, as well as the rest of the year groups, is in line with the government’s recent guidance. We have taken information from the primary schools as well as the Friends information that has been sent back to the Academy to ensure these groups meet your child’s needs.  

Please note that due to the current pandemic, the transitions days and the transition evening on the 9th July will not be taking place. Instead we have created virtual transition events and videos for you to engage in. The information that would have been given out has now been split across the Meet the Staff videos accessed just below.

In addition, please find the link for the Uniform supplier here – Uniform Direct.

Here is our guide to Moving Up to Noel-Baker Academy aimed specifically at our new year 7 pupils. This is packed full of information all about your new school life in September.

Noel-Baker Academy Moving Up Guide 2020

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.

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.

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

As part of the transition process, the Maths team have put together a video to show you around the Maths department as well as introduce you to the team. There are also fun activities for you to complete as part of the video.

Meet the Maths Team

To find out more information about the support that will be available for your child if they have special educational needs or if you would like to see additional information and resources to support with your child’s transition to Noel-Baker, please visit our SEND transition page.

SEND Support

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