Congratulations on gaining a place at The National Church of England Academy. We look forward to meeting you in September to begin your secondary education.
Below are some resources and activities that you can complete over the summer to prepare you for your transition to our academy.
Complete the activities in the welcome booklet to help you to get ready for your first day at The National Church of England Academy:
Use our website to find the answers to this quiz and expand your knowledge about the academy:
Take a look at this student-friendly academy map to familiarise yourself with the layout of the academy:
Read our social story about returning to school – it is designed to help students get ready for students either starting at the academy or returning, and helps them to understand the changes that are in and around the site.
Social Story – Returning to the Academy
Find out more about life at The National Church of England Academy in this presentation:
Read this PowerPoint presentation and complete the activity booklet:
Academic transition activity booklet
Try and complete these fun maths activities to help you to get ready for your first year 7 maths class:
Use this action plan to help with your wellbeing:
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust wellbeing action booklet
We look forward to welcoming you to the academy in September!
Mrs Soltysik gives you a guided tour of the National campus, outlining the key areas for study, support, enrichment and socialising.
Maths, science and expectations
This video will tell you a bit about your transition to The National Church of England Academy, including an introduction to the maths and science faculty, as well as what is expected of you at the academy.
Science and progress
This video from Mrs Harrison introduces the science department, and how students’ progress is tracked and improved during their time at National.
Marking and feedback
This video explains how your work will be marked at The National Church of England Academy, and how you will receive feedback about your progress.
Our social sciences faculty
In this video, Mrs Halfpenny introduces you to the social sciences faculty.
Our ADT faculty
In this video, Mr Parker introduces you to the ADT faculty.
Arch value – charity
In this video, Mr Beaver, head of Worcester House talks about the arch value of charity.
Arch value – respect
In this video, Ms Craven, head of Lincoln House talks about the arch value of respect.
Arch value – humility
In this video, Mr Gilham, head of York House talks about the arch value of humility.
Arch value – achievement
In this video, Mrs Hopkin, head of Chester House talks about the arch value of achievement.
This video explains the enrichment opportunities at The National Church of England Academy, including sport, music and drama.