Year 6 Transition 2020

Closure due to Covid-19 pandemic

Please be aware that we are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, under instruction of the UK government. The Transition dates below are therefore subject to review, and depending on the length of closure may not go ahead as planned. We will of course keep in touch regularly with Y6 parents in the weeks ahead and ensure alternative arrangements are made for Transition, ahead of the September start for our new students. If you have any queries or concerns please email

More recent correspondence with parents:

Transition Week Monday 13 July – Friday 17 July 2020

Year 6 Transition Evening – Monday 13 July 5.30pm
Academy Day starts at 8.20am prompt and finishes 2.30pm each day
Uniform Measuring – Tuesday 14 July during the school day
Uniform Collection (Y6) – Monday 17 August 10.30am – 1.00pm
Uniform Ordering (All Years) – Monday 17 August 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and children who will be joining Outwood Academy Normanby in the summer of 2020. This page is designed to keep you informed about our Transition process over the coming months, but also to ensure that any questions or queries you might have are answered, and where relevant displayed here.

All parents will be receiving a letter from Outwood Academy Normanby in the first week of March 2020, to correspond with the admissions letters on National Offer Day sent home/emailed by the Local Authority on National Offer Day, 2 March 2020. If by Friday 6 March you have not received the expected letter from us, for example because you have moved house since applying for a secondary place, please email and we will issue a duplicate letter.

For any other admissions queries, parents should simply contact the Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority Admissions Team via 01642 837740 or 837730 or e-mail via:

Key Contacts

Christy Gibson (Associate Assistant Principal, Transition)
Kayleigh Laverick (Learning Manager for new Year 7)
Jan Holliday (Inclusion Coordinator)
Elizabeth Mitchell (SENDCo, from Easter 2020)
Julie McDonnell (Assistant Principal, Deep Support)
Craig Young (Vice Principal, Deep Support)

Key Transition Dates 2020

Transition Week: Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2020
Transition Evening for Parents/Students: 5.30pm Monday 13 July 2020

Transition starts 8.20am Monday 13 July and finishes 2.30pm on Friday 17 July (School Closes)
Please report to the Main Hall by 8.20am on Monday 15 July.

Please note the school re-opens for all students on Wednesday 2 September 2020 for a 8.20am prompt start.
Our term dates 20202-2021 are on the website here:

Communication and News

There are a number of ways parents and students can keep up to date with what is happening here at the academy, what events are coming up, and what letters and other information has gone home. You can follow us on Twitter: @OutwoodNormanby, follow our Instagram: outwoodnormanby or ‘Like’ our Facebook page: Outwood Academy Normanby. Please Like or Follow to ensure our regular posts come to the top of your social media news feed.

Key Documents for 2020

Copies of letters and documents posted home for Year 6 parents, in the months following National Offer Day on the 2 March 2020, we be also be available below for download. Please do keep checking back regularly.

Key Documents for 2019 (Archive)

Copies of letters and documents passed onto Year 6 parents of students who started at Outwood Academy Normanby in September 2019 are below for reference.

School Day


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is the School Uniform organised?
We will provide a full uniform to Year 7 students when they start the school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements, and there are more details about how to do this here: Year 6 students will be measured in school during Transition Week on Tuesday 14 July 2020, and that uniform will be able to be collected/checked again for sizing on Monday 17 August 2020 between 10.30am and 1pm, and from Reception at certain dates during the remainder of August.

Please note the following collection times, which would be very helpful if parents could adhere to:

Monday 7 August (10.00am – 1.00pm) Y6 Collection & Swapping/Re-Measuring/Ordering Spares

What are the Transport arrangements?
Over the coming months we will liaise with Partner Primary Schools and parents on an individual basis to design the best transport arrangements during the Transition period. For many students it is hoped they can get used to using the means of transport that will be undertaken from September.

What equipment will my child need?
All students will be provided with a Planner in September 2020. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:

  • A black pen
  • A red pen
  • A pencil and pencil sharpener
  • An eraser
  • A scientific calculator
  • A school geometry set which should include a compass, a protractor a 6 inch ruler and a set square

What are the lunchtime arrangements?
Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12.30 – 1.00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering is provided by Robertsons who operate a ‘ParentPay’ system. Parents can load student accounts from home, or students can add money using two optical finger recognition stations in the school. We will provide log-on details for parents in due course, and there is no need to contact Robertsons directly at this stage. For more details visit:

SEN and Inclusion

During recent months, colleagues have been visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 teachers to gather crucial transition information. Colleagues from several of our partner primary schools will also be working alongside Year 6 students at Outwood Academy Normanby during this week in July as part of the Transition process.

Question Form

If you have a question that you think the answer would be of use to other Year 6 parents, please email or use the form below, and relevant information will be added to the Frequently Asked Questions section of this page. We will of course also answer specific questions relating to your child directly via this form.

Following the changes to Government advice, from Monday 23 March our schools will be closed, except for providing childcare to a small number of children. During the period of closure we will not be able to collect correspondence sent via post. There are also only a small number of staff in the academy making it difficult to answer the telephone.

Therefore, where possible, we ask that you contact us via this contact form.

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Answers to Questions – Previous Transition Events

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 parents and carers to our Year 6 Transition Evening on Monday 13 July 2020 at 5.30pm. At the occasion, we obviously hope your child will have enjoyed their first day at Outwood Academy Normanby. After the presentation on that evening, we will once again post on this page answers to questions that are raised, for the benefit of all parents/students. These will later be drawn together into a handy document that can be printed and downloaded from our website.

These points were raised, to seek further clarification, on our Transition Evening back in July 2019.

PE Trainers
All students should have a pair of trainers for every PE lesson. They can be any colour.

Football Boots
Students will require football boots for certain activities throughout the year. They can be any colour, and can have moulded studs/blades or the screw-in types.

Free Year 7 Provided Uniform
New students in Year 7 will receive a free uniform consisting of: blazer, tie, trousers or skirt, two white shirts, PE kit: polo shirt, rugby shirt, shorts, socks. Where parents purchase ‘spares’ or additional items in the future these must be the official branded versions available online from Trutex. This year we also established Bambini of Guisborough as a stockist of replacement/spare items. Measuring is 14 July 2020, during the school day and collection is 17 August 2019 Details of collection times are above but also on our dedicated uniform page here:

PE Tracksuit Bottoms
These are not provided free. If you want to purchase some, they can be plain black without logos or stripes which are generally cheaper from sports shops but can also be the official ones via Trutex, or at Bambini of Guisborough.

Sports Leggings/Thermal Leggings
These can be worn for PE lessons, provided they are proper sports leggings and are worn in addition to PE shorts. They cannot be worn without PE shorts.

Paying For Lunches (During Transition)
The fingertip recognition system will be set up. Students can load cash onto their account when in school, using one of the two machines. From September, parents will be able to load money onto their child’s account using ParentPay remotely via the internet.

Free School Meals during Transition
The academy has an agreement with primary schools so that free school meals continue to be provided during the Transition weeks, whilst Year 6 students are on their visit to us. If there has been an issue with this for your child, please contact either Karen Bullock, Exams & Data Officer/FSM on or Debbie Smith, Principal’s PA/Office Manager on or the Year 6>7 Learning Manager Mrs Laverick via