Transition 2020

29th August 2020

We understand that there has been a significant amount of information that has led to some confusion.  We appreciate that there will be some hiccups with uniform and PE kit.

Please do not worry, we will use the first week to support children and families to get it right.

Please see Reopening Bookllet for parents, carers and students for full details.

Please see FAQ's re opening September 2020.


28th August 2020

Reminders for the Return to School
Wednesday 2nd September - Years 7, 11 & 13 only
Thursday 3rd September – Years 7, 10, 11 & 13 only
Friday 4th September – Years 7, 8, 10, 11 & 13 only
Monday 7th September – all year groups
Delay in Receiving Uniform Order - We are aware that some parents are experiencing problems receiving uniform orders and can confirm that no sanction will be given to students if orders have been placed and have not been received.
Wearing of PE Kit - On the day that your child has PE (including the first day) they should arrive to the Academy wearing their PE kit.
School Transport - If you have a query regarding school transport can you please contact or on 03000 264444 (option 3)
Please see our Re-opening Booklet for all other information
We look forward to seeing you all next week.

17th July 2020

Moving up Booklet

Parental letter 

16th July 2020

Over the next week all Year 6 students will receive a transition gift in the form of ‘The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates’, a book about a Summer holiday adventure by Jennie Pearson. Please watch this accompanying video before you receive your book and get stuck into the tasks over the next six weeks.

Furthermore, we hope at some point you will get the chance to go on your own Summer holiday adventure, if not then try and have a as much fun as possible.

Final FAQs

Friday 10th July

As part of our admission process, we require all parent/carers to complete a Student Admission Data and Consent Pack. 

To aid this process we have introduced an online form for you to complete.   

Can we please ask if you can complete and submit this online form asap and no later than Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

As part of our admission process, we require all parent/carers to complete a Student Admission Data and Consent Pack.

To aid this process we have introduced on online form for you to complete. An email will be sent to you later today that includes a link to this form.

Can we please ask if you do not receive this email could you please email your details including your child’s name to [email protected] Alternatively, a paper copy could be posted upon request.

Can we please ask if you can complete and submit this online form asap and no later than Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Please note there is not a facility to save and return to this form and it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Please see attached further information that will be shared over the next week and this week’s Maths Transition Task.

If you have any further questions following the receipt of your packs, please contact us via the transition email [email protected] or alternatively call the transition hotline number 07780431903.



Tuesday 30th June 2020

This week’s transition competition is brought to you by the English department.

The challenge is to create three imaginative and inspiring signs, which we can display in the Academy. Send your annotated signs to the [email protected] email address by 7th July.

Monday 29th June 2020

Year 6 Uniform Orders - Price & Buckland Reminder

Please note that our Uniform Supplier is offering Free Returns over the Summer but ONLY through the Royal Mail link below.
Refunds will not be issued on any parcels returned by any other means.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Virtual Tour - Please take some time to watch our ‘Virtual Tour’ of the Academy. The staff at North Durham Academy have kindly taken the opportunity to introduce themselves and provide a brief flavour of what your children will be learning when they arrive in September. Hopefully this video will give you and your child a greater insight into life at NDA as well as making you feel a little more at ease in the current situation.

Thank you and we hope you all enjoy the tour, from all the staff at North Durham Academy.Slide2


Tuesday 16th June 2020




Tuesday 9th June 2020



Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Do you want to help your child be ready for secondary level maths? Sign up today for free to numerise. This platform sets relevant work for your child and gives instant feedback. A great way to help prepare your child for the next stage in their education during these unprecedented times.
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Tuesday 19th May 2020

Thank you to everyone who entered last week’s cooking competition.

Once again we had lots of photo and video entries but there can only be two winners and those two students are;

Skye Young from South Stanley Junior School who kindly made it for her Dad and

Logan Jackson from East Stanley Primary School who even created his own – ‘The McLogan Breakfast Bun’

NDA transition cooking competition_winners

This week competition has been set up by our Spanish Department.

Good Luck and don't forget entries can be emailed to [email protected]

Please see links below for help to size your child when ordering uniform.

Uniform announcement 19th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Thank you once again to all who entered the student profile competition last week, we had lots of entries from various primary schools.
The winners are Bethany Swann from Bloemfontein and Ben Cunningham from East Stanley.
This week we have decided to put your culinary skills to the test and have a go at Mr Lee’s version of the McDonalds breakfast wrap.
Please send your photos and videos in to the email address or even organise a ‘ZOOM cook off’ with family and friends, oh and don’t forget to wash those hands.
Good luck!

FAQ's 1.1 - transition


Tuesday 5th May 2020




Uniform update_fb post 1 (002) (Vicky Kirtley)     

28th April 2020

Parental letter - personalised letter posted to all parents

Student letter - personalised letter posted to all students

Monday 26th April 2020

NDA Transition - email and phone number

Please contact the above number during normal school opening hours 8.30 -