Year 6 Transition

Year 6 into Year 7 Transition 2020

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September and cannot wait to meet
them! At Outwood Academy Newbold we want to make the transition process as smooth as
possible and are doing everything we can for your child. This page is designed to answer
any queries you may have and will be regularly updated to give you more information on the
transition process.

Key Contacts for Year 6 Transition 2020


Rachel Edwards-Booth (Vice Principal)

Vice Principal - DEEP Experience - Head of Sixth Form. After completing my degree in 2007 I spent two years working in schools, and working for the Educational Psychology Service in Scotland. Although I found this work rewarding I knew I wanted...

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Helen Atkins

Business Manager. Having worked for Derbyshire County Council supporting secondary schools administratively throughout Derbyshire for a number of years, I wanted to experience education at its best. I joined Newbold in 2008 as the Headteacher's...

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Jane Waterston (Year 7 Learning Manager)

Jane Waterston Year 7 Learning Manager. I joined the school six years ago, (when it was Newbold Community School), working in the Behaviour Support Unit. My role in the department was to engage students and outside agencies to work in partnersh...

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Luke Barskby (SENDCO)


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Sian Hodkin

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Experience - Year 6 Transition Lead

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the first day for Year 7 new starters?
The first day of term for is Thursday 3rd September 2020

What are the times of the academy day for Year 7 students?
All students should be in school at 8:15am prompt.  A movement bell will sound at 8:20am.


What are the lunchtime arrangements for Year 7?

Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12:30pm and 1:00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering provided by the academy operates a cashless biometrics system. Students can add money to their account using finger recognition stations at the academy. Alternatively, students are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

You will, by now, have received a letter from the Academy (dated April 2020). Once Trutex have received your orders, the named uniform bundles will be delivered to the Academy for you to collect. The collection dates for each academy are:

  • Distribution dates – 4th August 2020
  • Exchange dates – 5th August 2020

We will contact you again nearer the collection date with arrangements for the day as we will need to ensure that we practice social distancing and appropriate safeguarding for yourselves and staff.

Should you discover that the uniform you have ordered does not fit, there will be a return and exchange day held the following day at the school. Again, it will be necessary to manage this day carefully to protect everyone and further details will be given nearer the time. Please be aware that this process will only be for the order of your free uniform bundle and additional uniform that you wish to buy will need to be purchased from Trutex online or a local stockist as usual. We also ask that parents purchase plain black shoes as well as non-marking trainers for PE.

What equipment will my child need?

  • A black/blue and red pen
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • An eraser
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A calculator

Jewellery, hair and makeup – are there any do’s and don’ts?

  • No jewellery is allowed, except a wrist watch and a Medic Alert necklace or bracelet.
  • No body piercings, including ear, nose and belly button, are allowed.
  • No nail polish and no false nails.
  • Any make-up worn by older students should be very discreet. Students are asked to remove make-up if it is not discreet.
  • Hairstyles should be sensible and colours should be natural. No student will be allowed into lessons with unnatural hair colour. Hair accessories should be discreet, no scarves or bandanas (unless for religious reasons.)

Useful Links for Transition

You will all have received a letter regarding your child’s URN code which you will need to complete the online form. Please follow the link to complete your child’s data collection form.

For any amendments you need to make after you have completed the form, you can do so here.

You can also find the policies mentioned here

Following the changes to Government advice, from Monday 23 March our schools will be closed, except for providing childcare to a small number of children. During the period of closure we will not be able to collect correspondence sent via post. There are also only a small number of staff in the academy making it difficult to answer the telephone.

Therefore, where possible, we ask that you contact us via this contact form.

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