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Year 6-7 Transition

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 non-teaching 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. 

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

If you have any further queries, please email:

Richard Windsor – Director of Key Stage 3: r.windsor@northampton-academy.org

Rob Hart - Deputy Director of Key Stage 3 & 4: r.hart@northampton-academy.org

Timetable of events:




Who is the event for?

Monday 3rd July 2023


9.00 am - 2.30 pm

Transition Day
Students should attend the day in their primary school uniform. Lunch will be provided.


5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Parents' Information Session
An optional and informal session to come and learn about the various platforms we use, chat to other parents and learn more about the school.

Uniform Swap Shop
An opportunity to purchase pre-loved unform items.

Parents/carers and Students

July 24th - 28th July 2023

9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Summer School 
Further details to follow.

Uniform Swap Shop (Times TBC)
An opportunity to purchase pre-loved unform items.


From Monday 14th
August 2023

8.00 am - 3.00 pm

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


17th and 24th August -
Due to Exam results days 
11.00 am - 3.00 pm

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

Thursday 15th June and Thursday 22nd June


Factfinder and SEN visits

Invited Students


5th Septemer 8.40am First day at school 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

Richard Windsor

Director of Key Stage 3 R.Windsor@northampton-academy.org

Rob Hart

Deputy Director of Key Stage 3







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