September 2017 student intake

TransitionFor students who have applied to join the National Church of England Academy in September 2017, you will now be aware of whether you have been successful in getting a place at our academy. We are looking forward to meeting every one of you and look forward to you continuing your education with us.

If you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a place and wish to appeal this decision, you can visit Nottinghamshire County Council's appeals page for more information.

Key dates

For those students joining us for the 2017-2018 academic year, we have a number of transition days to get our new students used to being in a secondary education environment. On 5, 6 and 7 July 2017 we
invite students into the academy in school groups, and parents will be invited into the National community with a Welcome Evening on 17 July 2017.

To help with the transition process, students from our current year 7 group will be visiting all schools who have students moving up to National to take part in assemblies to share their experiences of being in a new academy, and give upcoming year 6 students the chance to ask the questions that matter to them.

Should any students feel they need more support with the transition process, we can assist by providing additional visits to the academy if required. Contact Mrs Soltysik by calling 0115 963 5567 to discuss this further. 

First day
On Tuesday 5th September 2017 the academy will re-open for the start of the academic year for year 7 students. Everyone should arrive at the academy by 8.50am and go straight to the Canon Williams Hall for a welcome assembly at 9.00am. Year 11 students will be at the academy entrance to look after our new students and guide them to the right place.

During the morning there will be a variety of induction activities, timetables and planners will be
distributed, together with information about their first day at National. Students will also spend time with their year 11 buddies, their ‘aunties and uncles’, for a relaxed chat - the start of a supportive partnership.