Transition

Are you joining us in September?

New students at NLA are invited along to join in a number of taster sessions, so that – by the time you join us at the start of the new academic year – the Academy should feel very familiar. We place a particular focus on helping new students to make friends and gain the necessary social skills and self-confidence to settle in quickly, so that you can make progress swiftly.

We work really closely with partner primary schools across the area. If you’re joining us in September, we’ll not only get to know you, but work with your Year 6 teachers to plan ahead and support you.

We encourage all of our new students and their families to come and have a look, and organise a huge variety of activities to give you a taste of NLA life. We run workshops, competitions, holiday clubs and sporting events, to help take some of the fear out of going to ‘big school’.

There’s plenty more information for you to download and read in your own time. Click on our students’ and parents’ transition booklets below.

Click to download the Moving Up Booklet – Student Guide

Click to download the Moving Up Booklet – Parents Guide