Year 6 Transition

Recordings of todays sessions are available using the links below:

Title Staff Member Link
Transition Assembly Mr Clyne
Meet Mr Windsor Mr Windsor (Director Key Stage 3)

English Taster

Miss Phillips
Maths Taster Miss Johnson
Science Taster Miss Yussuf
Meet the Author Mrs Vince/Dan Freedman
Character Introduction Mr Windsor
Transition Assembly 2 Mr Windsor/Mr Haig (Assistant Principal - Pastoral)
5.00pm Live Town Hall for Parents/Carers Q&A Mr Clyne


At Northampton Academy, we work hard to provide a caring and secure bridge between Year 6 and 7,
making the transition from Primary to Secondary a positive and fulfilling experience. At Northampton
Academy, 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 focusing on making sure that our students feel safe and 
confident in their first year. Students have expressed that they feel 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 tutor, who will be your first point of contact. Your child will also have a learning manager 
that 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 
extremely familiar with. 

Timetable of events:




Who is the event for?

Monday 5th July 2021



Virtual transition experience to take place at primary school, see separate letter.



July 21st ,22nd, 23rd ,26th ,27th

9.00am - 3.00pm

Summer School

Those who are attending will receive further details in due course


Weds 25th August 2021 Thursday 26th August 2021

9.30am - 3.30pm

Uniform collection

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


Provisional dates: March 2021

Further details to follow

Residential to Rock UK Summit Centre


Some students have additional transition events. Students, parents, and carers will be informed of these visits by separate letter.

Various dates in June / July


Factfinder and SEN visits



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

If you have any further queries, please email:

R Windsor – Director of Key Stage 3:

R Hart - Deputy Director of Key Stage 3:

J Horn – Learning Manager for Year 7:


Year 6 Transition

Virtual Tour with Mr Clyne

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

Richard Windsor

Director of Key Stage 3

Max Ahmed

Deputy Director of Key Stage 3

Michelle Grimes Learning Manager






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