To enable our boys to grow into confident, determined and resilient learners who go beyond and make a difference, we believe it is essential to provide them with a smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
We know how exciting the move to secondary education is for every child and that it is met with great enthusiasm: the opportunity to study new subjects, make new friends and broaden horizons.
However, we understand that many may feel nervous, and their families find the progression daunting. Our transition programme, coupled with our strong links with local primary schools, is designed to help us find out more about your son and to help him settle into life at NTC, long before his first day in September.
We incorporate a range of events and activities, providing our new students with the opportunity to meet their teachers, begin building friendships and familiarise themselves with their new environment. In turn, this allows our teachers the opportunity to get to know every boys’ likes and dislikes, learning styles, passions and personalities, to ensure a positive start to their education at NTC.
OUR TRANSITION PROGRAMME
Come June and July, all new Year 7s will spend a full day in school for their Induction. This includes a tour of the school, meeting classmates and getting to grips with what life at secondary school is all about.
We host a free Summer School during the holidays which will include curriculum workshops to support the step up to secondary school learning as well as some engaging activities in sport and the creative arts. Our next Summer School will take place from 19 - 23 August 2024 and will be open to all boys lucky enough to receive a confirmed offer from NTC.
September and beyond
Your son’s first day in September will be Year 7 only to allow him the chance to familiarise himself with his new surroundings and settle in as a new member of the NTC Community.
Transition doesn’t end on your child’s first day. Throughout their time with us, students are supported through our exceptional community system and 'bold' curriculum which focuses not only on their academic achievement but personal development, mental health and wellbeing.
The school enjoys productive links with primary schools, including those within the cooperative trust. This ensures that the curriculum in Year 7 builds cumulatively upon the primary phase. Ofsted, 2022