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Welcome to Northampton Academy

Year 6-7 Transition

Welcome to Northampton Academy!

At Northampton Academy, we work hard to provide a caring and secure bridge between Years 6 and 7, making the transition from Primary to Secondary a positive and fulfilling experience. Your child will have every opportunity to reach aspirational goals and targets in a secure and caring environment that pays close attention to social and emotional needs and development. 

Year 7 is both a fun and challenging year where students will develop key life skills in a community that maintains high expectations of behaviour and conduct and continually drives our core values of Respect, Determination, Ambition, Tolerance and Integrity.

Transition can be a time of many changes, including: 

  • A new and bigger school-working environment
  • Changes in teachers
  • New friendship groups
  • Being around older students
  • Movement around the school
  • New subject areas

In Year 7, we have minimised these changes by ensuring our students feel safe and confident in their first year. As a result, students have expressed feeling comfortable and happy in their learning environment, enabling them to progress and improve achievement.

It is vital that each child knows who to turn to if they need someone to talk to. To this end, students will be assigned a Form Tutor, who will be with them from transition day. In addition, your child will also have a Learning Manager who is solely dedicated to the year group. The Learning Manager is a hugely supportive and influential staff member, an ever-visible, caring, and supportive addition that you and your child will quickly become familiar with. 

We have very high standards of courtesy, conduct and behaviour.  We consistently strive to get the best out of our students by focusing on positive conduct; this enables a strict but structured learning environment that provides a successful transition for the students.

This welcome pack provides all the information you need before September; please note the important dates for your diary on the next page.

Please use our online portal, Applicaa, to provide us with all the required information about your child. You will receive a separate email from Applicaa, containing your login details.

We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child here at the Academy.

If you have any further queries, please email:

Yours sincerely,

Mr R Hart
Director of KS3


Important Dates:




Who is the event for?

Thursday 13th June and Thursday 20th June 2024

Invited students only

Factfinder and SEN Visits
For invited students


Monday 8th July 2024

9.00am - 2.30pm

Transition Day

Students should attend the day in their Primary School uniform.
Lunch will be provided.


5.00 pm - 6.30 pm Invitations to follow

Parents Information Session
An optional and informal session for parents and carers to join us, learn about our various platforms, chat with other parents, and learn more about the school.

Uniform Swap Shop
An opportunity to purchase pre-loved uniform items will be available.

and Students

July 22nd – 26th July 2024

9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Summer School


From 12th August 2024


15th and 22nd August 2024 *reduced collection times due to exam results days*

8.00 am - 3.00 pm


11.00am - 3.00 pm

Uniform Collection from the Academy (if you request school delivery instead of home)


Wednesday 4th September 2024

8.40 am - 3.15 pm

Academy Opens for All Students


Key Contacts for Year 7

We pride ourselves in our Communications Promise that we will normally reply to any queries the same day, or within two working days. When your child starts with us the main points of contact are the Form Tutor and the Learning Manager. A full list of contacts is available to view here>>>


Job Title

Contact E-Mail Address

Rob Hart

Deputy Director of Key Stage 3


Charlotte Brown Year 7 Learning Manager for September 2024 C.Brown@northampton-academy.org


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