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“We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.”

North Shore Academy is a vibrant, thriving and successful academy rated Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in July 2021.

It is our responsibility to ensure that every student has the best possible education. We achieve this by having exceptionally high expectations of teaching staff and students as well as focusing on the importance of always striving to do better.

By choosing North Shore Academy, parents can be certain they are selecting the best school for their child; one where they will not only succeed academically, but will benefit from a wide range of enrichment activities and opportunities. As a student, you will be coming to a school that has a caring, child centred approach but ultimately focussed on outcomes and providing opportunities to raise aspirations.

North Shore is committed to a child centred Transition process in which the individual needs of students are identified and supported. In order to achieve this we work in close collaboration with our partner primary schools to share information and best practice.

The Pastoral care offered to students at North Shore is second to none. Our team of pastoral specialists combine a child centred and caring ethos with many years of experience supporting young people. Each year group has a Learning Manager, a non-teaching member of staff whose role is dedicated to making sure that children are supported. The pastoral team ensure that students have the best possible transition from Year 6 into Year 7. Moving to secondary school is an exciting time in a child’s life but it can also lead to anxieties for both children and parents.

During the Transition process we invest time in getting to know the students so they are familiar with the key staff around the school; staff who are always available to offer help or re-assurance where needed. We ensure the most common worries like ‘who do I go to if I have a problem?’, ‘what do I do if I don’t feel well?’, and ‘what if I get lost?’ are answered before students join us. Our aim is that, at the end of Transition process, students feel excited about joining us.

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.


Transition Days

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


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.

North Shore Academy is a member of Northern Education Trust The Northern Education Trust includes a diverse range of schools across the North of England.

All of our inspected academies are rated GOOD or OUTSTANDING by ofsted.

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