Welcome to NIA!
The warmest of welcomes to Northampton International Academy. We are so thrilled that you are joining us as the newest members of NIA’s Middle School Phase. In deciding to come to NIA, you have started your journey to a future full of possibilities, exciting opportunities, and an excellent education. We look forward to seeing where your choices take you!
The thought of moving into secondary school is a bit scary; this is absolutely normal! Our job is to make sure your transition to NIA is smooth and reassuring to help you overcome those very natural nerves you may have. The information and videos on this page will give you an insight into what to expect when you join and how to get in touch for any support you or your families may need.
How do we support your child moving from Primary to Secondary?
- We visit your child’s primary school to ensure that we have all information needed to ensure that their needs are met.
- Information is collected from parents and carers to ensure we have accurate contact details and any medical and dietary needs.
- An Induction booklet is made available for all families outlining information such as times of the school day, uniform, rules, support, learning and will introduce the Year 7 team.
- Early in September we hold a ‘Meet the Tutor’ evening.
Below we would like to share with you our school poem, written by our very own Mr Hall and students at NIA. This poem encapsulates our values, our dreams and aspirations for all who come to learn here. You will even get a bit of a glimpse of some of our fantastic facilities.
Once again, we are delighted you have chosen NIA to start your secondary education, and we cannot wait to welcome you to our family.
Important Information for New Year 7
Please download our induction booklet with key information to help you prepare for your first day at school.
Our school uniform: Click the following link for information on our school uniform and PE kit for Year 7
Our school House system: In September you will become a member of one of our six Houses at NIA. Each house has a special tie that you will wear with pride every day as part of your uniform. We will let you know in the summer what House you have been assigned to so that you can purchase the right tie.
Our Houses are:
Admissions process: This year we are launching our new online admissions process for all new Year 7 pupils. By the start of June each family will be sent a link and login credentials to our Admissions Plus software for you to securely submit all of the important data for your child for us to formally complete their registration to NIA. Please ensure you look out for this email and follow the instructions.
Key Dates and Contacts
Admissions Plus Registration – Applicaa
All parents have been emailed a unique login and password to register their child’s details with us online. Please check your junk or spam folders for an email from Applicaa.
If you would rather complete the registration on paper, please visit our Secondary Reception, or email the transition email to request a paper copy to be posted to you. – Applicaa All parents have been emailed a unique login and password to register their child’s details with us online. Please check your junk or spam folders for an email from Applicaa. If you would rather complete the registration on paper, please visit our Secondary Reception, or email the transition email to request a paper copy to be posted to you.
We have created a dedicated email inbox for new Year 7 learners and their families if they wish to contact the transition team at NIA at any point with any questions. The email address is Year6Transition@nia.emat.uk
House and Tutor Group Allocations
All Year 7 have now been allocated a House and tutor group. This has been emailed to families with the email contact we have received from you. If you have not received this email, please contact the school office, or our dedicated Transition email inbox, where we can let you know which House your child is in so that the correct House tie can be purchased.
An Introduction to some of our Subject Teams