Welcome to NIA!
The warmest of welcomes to Northampton International Academy. We are so thrilled that you will be joining us in September, and we look forward to meeting you face to face and inducting you 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!
I am sure 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 in September, and how to get in touch for any support you or your families may need.
How will we support your child from Primary to Secondary?
- We will be visiting your child’s primary school to ensure that we have all information needed to ensure that their needs are met.
- Information will be collected from parents and carers to ensure we have accurate contact details and any medical and dietary needs.
- An Induction booklet will shortly be 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 will 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.
Head of Middle School Phase
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.
Summer School for New Year 7
We are thrilled to confirm the details of our Summer School specially designed for our new Year 7 cohort who will be joining us in September.
The purpose of this Summer School is to support the ongoing transition of our new students by building positive relationships and new friendships with others in their tutor group and House, feeling more confident with the school building and resources, and engaging in a range of fantastic activities designed to build self esteem, collaboration, excellence and aspiration prior to starting in September.
This is a free Summer School open to our families, and will run from Monday 22nd August - Friday 26th August, 10am until 2pm each day. Children will be required to bring their own packed lunch and water bottle each day.
Families can sign up their children for every day of the week, or a selection of days according to your preference and availability.
If you wish to register your child, please complete the form here:
Details of the week's schedule will be shared in early August when numbers have been confirmed.
The deadline to register for Summer School is Sunday 7th August at 5pm.
An Introduction to some of our Subject Teams