I would like to thank you for selecting North Shore Academy for your son/daughter. During the Year 6 Transition days on Wednesday 3 July 2019 and Thursday 4 July 2019 we look forward to giving the students a true taste of life at North Shore Academy.

On Wednesday morning we ask that students arrive at the Academy via the Community Zone entrance. Students will then be taken to the main hall where they will be assigned to their classes and issued with their timetables. If you are bringing your child to school, we politely ask you to drop them at the gate rather than entering the Academy site in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.

The Academy Day

Please find below a brief summary of the Academy day:




Start of the Academy day

08:20am - 09:25am

Period 1

09:25am - 10:25am

Period 2

10:25am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00noon

Period 3

12:00noon - 12:30pm

Period 4 - Half 1

12:30pm - 13:00pm


13:00pm - 13:30pm

Period 4 - Half 2

13:30pm - 14:25pm

Period 5


End of the Academy day

Please ensure that your child arrives at least ten minutes before the Academy day begins. Their day will end at 14:25pm. School buses will not be available during the transition days and your child will therefore need to be collected or make their own way home.

Uniform for transition days

Your child should attend the transition days dressed in their usual primary school uniform.PE kit will be required on both days. This should be carried in a school bag along with their classroom equipment.

Equipment Needed

Your child will need to bring the following equipment to both transition days:

  • Their transition books (supplied by their primary school, Stockton primaries only)
  • Pencil case including: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener
  • Their primary PE kit

Parental Evening Tuesday 25 June 2019

We would like to invite you to a parental evening on Tuesday 25 June 2019, 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Please arrive at the main reception. A Principal's talk will commence at 5.15pm. It is with regret that children/toddlers are not invited to the event and we politely ask parents to only attend with their child who is due to start North Shore Academy. There will be members of staff available throughout the evening to speak to regarding transition or any other queries which you may have. You will be notified of your child's VMG (tutor group) allocation at the parental evening. Each VMG group has a specific coloured tie. Uniform suppliers will be on site from 5.00pm to 6.30pm, where you can purchase ties and order uniform.

Please find enclosed new starter forms which we ask that you complete and return to the Academy on 25 June 2019.

Carousel of activities

Your child will follow a carousel of activities over their two transition days. An example of activities has been included below.


Day 1

Day 2

Period 1

Welcome Assembly


Period 2

AR Screening





Period 3


LUCID Testing

Period 4

Science 1





Period 4

Science 2


Period 5


Maths Testing

Breakfast/Lunch Time

Your child will have the option of receiving free breakfast upon arrival at the Academy on both transition days. North Shore Academy offers this service to all students throughout the academic year.

Your child will also be provided with a free school dinner on both transition days. We have received information regarding your child from their primary school, but if your child has any specific dietary requirements then please do not hesitate to contact us at the Academy.

We hope that your child enjoys this transition process and settles in quickly.We thank you for your support during this exciting time.If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.