Year 6/7 Admission and Transition Information and Timeline

 Please find detailed below a copy of the timeline of events for the Year 6 / 7 transition process:






September 2017

September 2016

Parents of Year 6 students living in Peterborough receive booklet from local authority and can start to apply.

Link to Admissions to Secondary Schools booklet: 

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Open Evening (5 pm until 8 pm) for Year 5 and 6 students and their parents

Links to school prospectus

Link Open Evening/Morning Letter

Link to Open Evening/ Morning Postcard

Friday 29th September 2017

Friday 30th September 2016

Open Morning (9am until 10.30 am) 

Links to school prospectus

Link Open Evening/Morning Letter

Link to Open Evening/ Morning Postcard

31st October 2017

31st October 2016

Deadline for applications

All applications must be made online by visiting:  Local libraries, council offices and most schools have public access computers where you can access the website.  Most primary schools will help you access the on-line system if you do not have a home computer, smart phone or ipad. Alternatively contact  Mrs S Oates on 01733 368386 to make an appointment to complete the online application at Nene Park Academy.

1st March 2018

1st March 2017

National Offer Day. E-mail confirmation of place received from local authority

Place to be accepted via Nene Park Academy by contacting Mrs A Astill by phoning 01733 368313.  

From 1st March 2018

From 1st March 2017

Unsuccessful applications

If you have not received a place and wish to appeal Contact Mrs S Oates on 01733 368386.

Link to appeal paperwork and timeline:

2nd March 2018

2nd March 2017

Letter confirmation of place received from local authority

Place to be accepted via Nene Park Academy by contacting Mrs A Astill by phoning 01733 368313.  

6th March 2018

3rd March 2017

Welcome letter from NPA sent to Year 6 parents whose children have places

Link to NPA Welcome Letter giving details on how to accept a place:


15th March 2017

Deadline for accepting a place

Any place not accepted by this deadline will be withdrawn.


29th March 2017

Deadline for Appeal Application

Appeals must be received by this date to be heard within 40 school days.

April 2018

1st April 2017

PGL Trip Letter sent to parents of students accepting a place at Nene Park Academy

Link to PGL trip letter:

June 2018

June 2017

Mr E Stokes and Mrs A Astill make school visits to meet with all the new students


June 2018

   June 2017

Invitation to Moving Up Days letter received by all parents accepting a place at Nene Park Academy

This letter also gives details of the house and tutor group that the child will be.  Follow the link to see all documents included with the letter.

Link to: Data collection sheet, Free school meals information, Uniform, Bus route, Privacy Notice, Timetable of school day, Biometric data form, House system.

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th July 2018

Wednesday 5th July and Thursday 6th July 2017

Moving up days

The year 6s meet their tutors and other members of their tutor groups as well as experiencing NPA lessons

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Year 6 Parents' Evening 

Parents meet the tutors and house teams and learn about life at NPA 

Monday 10th September 2018

Tuesday 5th September 2017

First day of term

Students should come prepared with PE Kit and other equipment for first day of term.  They will be given their timetable.

By Friday 21st September 2018

By Friday 15th September 2017

Phone call from tutor

Tutors will phone Year 6 parents with information on how their child is settling into Nene Park Academy


Thursday 14th September 2017

PGL Trip Parents' information evening

Link to: PGL Parents' Information Evening letter (to follow)


Friday 22nd September to Sunday 24th September 2017

PGL Trip

This is an opportunity for Year 6 students to make new friends.


Tuesday 10th October 2017

Year 7 Tutor Evening

Parents informal meeting with tutors to update on how students have settled in.


Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Year 7 Parents' Evening

Opportunity to discuss academic progress with class teachers.  A letter will be sent to parents informing them of the evening and when the online booking system opens.  This is usually 2 weeks before the parents' evening. 

Link to Parents' evening letter (to follow)




Can we visit the school to look around at any time other than the Open Evening and Morning?

School visits can be organised at anytime throughout the school year. To arrange a visit contact Mrs A Astill by phoning 01733 368313 or email: 

How do we accept a place at NPA?

Places to be accepted via Nene Park Academy by contacting Mrs A Astill by phoning 01733 368313.  

What is the web address for Peterborough Council Admissions?

Is there public transport to and from school

Link to: Bus route

What is the Nene Park Academy School Uniform and where can I buy it?

Link to: Uniform list

How do I find out if my child is entitled to Free School Meals?

Link to: Information for students entitled to Free school meals

What is the Timetable for the school day?

Link to: Timetable of school day

What is the Nene Park Academy house system?

Link to: House system document

How do I book Parents' Evening Appointments?

A letter will be sent home 2 weeks before the  parents' email detailing how appointments can be booked.  This includes the online system which only becomes live a couple of weeks before the evening.

Can my child join/continue their membership of the Children's University?

Yes, NPA is keen to increase its membership of the Children's University. Students should keep their passports from primary school so we can add their registration numbers to our school system

What is Session 6?

A series of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that are available to all of our students between 3 pm and 4 pm every day of the week except Tuesday. 

Link to Session 6 Timetable


  1. Open Evening Principal's Presentation 2017