Welcome to NUAST

Year 6 Transition Portal 2022

Welcome to our Transition portal.

Here you'll find lots of important information to ease the transition to NUAST over the coming months.

There are also some very important forms to complete. If you are unable to complete these forms in one sitting, then click the 'Save Forms' button at any time. This will save all the information you have already entered and send you a unique code via e-mail to be able to access it at a later date.

Your forms will be saved for seven days from the time that you save them.

Welcome to Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST). Thank you for choosing NUAST for your child’s secondary education. We believe you have made an excellent decision in securing your child’s educational progress and achievement through Key Stage 3, at GCSE and post-16. Your child’s future is in safe hands.

At NUAST, every child will succeed.

The transition from primary to secondary school can be very daunting for children and parents alike. At NUAST we recognise the need for students and parents to be happy, reassured and informed throughout the process of moving schools. The information contained within this pack will help you and your child through the transition process.

                          Mr White


 NUAST will endeavour to provide the best possible transition experience. NUAST will remain in regular contact with parents to keep them following informed regarding the transition process.

Transition days will take place on Tuesday 5th July and Wednesday 6th July 2022.  During these times, students should arrive at 8.20am in their current school uniform.

Activities will be planned to help your son/daughter to get to know the academy staff, buildings and older students. The aim of our transition days is to ensure that our newest students feel happy and excited about their time at NUAST.  This is a great opportunity to make sure any concerns or worries are addressed.

We also look forward to meeting with parents and carers on Tuesday 5th July. There will be a range of staff available to meet with you to answer any questions you may have about your son/daughter's transition to NUAST in September. This will take place between 4pm-7pm.


Our website is full of useful information for parents and pupils. Here are a few links to some of the most important for new Year 7s.

At NUAST we make sure we know our students and understand their needs as young adults and as learners.  Our year groups are relatively small however we have a large team in place to support your child. Each student has access to a Head of Year, Pastoral Support Officers, Form Tutor, subject staff and Designated Safeguarding Leads.

We understand the importance of a pastoral system which will support students as and when required. Students will be assigned to a tutor group and will see their tutor each morning. The tutor will be the first contact for all pastoral concerns for you and your child.

NUAST has established excellent links with outside agencies to supplement the pastoral support we can provide.

Mr Brown

Head of Year 7



Miss Davey                                                         Miss Mathiyarasan                                      Miss Taylor

Pastoral Support Officer                            Pastoral Support Officer                         Pastoral Support Officer

Miss Patterson
Safeguarding Lead

Mr Thompson
Vice Principal 
Miss Taylor

At NUAST, we promote an inclusive educational environment in which we support and encourage all students to achieve their potential. Quality teaching is vital and NUAST’s belief is that all students attend all lessons. However, for some there are occasions when additional SEND support inside or outside of the classroom may be required to help them achieve their targets.

We work closely with our feeder primary schools to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of each of our students on entry.

The transition from primary to secondary education can be a difficult time therefore, we develop plans to ensure our pupils are well prepared for this move. For some pupils, we may offer a bespoke programme to help them have a smooth transition.

Once at the academy, we provide a range of strategies to promote inclusion and learning, these include:

  • Support within the classroom if required
  • Pastoral care through both the year team and our SEND department
  • A curriculum catering for each child’s needs
  • Tailored reading and literacy intervention
  • Comprehensive PSHE/RSE curriculum 

NUAST’s free school meals are administered by Nottingham City Council; you can find information and the form to apply at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk. For every child eligible for the free school meals service, NUAST receives additional funding to support their learning. This funding is called Pupil Premium. Details of how this funding is spent can be found on our website www.nuast.org. This means that even if your child does not wish to receive a free school meal, it is essential that eligible families apply. To be eligible families must be in receipt of:

  • Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’—the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Please inform us if you are in receipt of free school meals and/or have ever served in the Armed Forces.

Recognising positive behaviour

At NUAST we recognise and celebrate the hard work, effort and achievements of our students. We look to regularly reward outstanding behaviour, achievement, effort and improvement.

At NUAST we use a variety of rewards strategies which include:

  • Use of conduct cards
  • Reward activities
  • Positive behaviours points
  • Phone calls home
  • Postcards home
  • Certificates
  • Prizes
  • Trips

Challenging poor behaviour

NUAST has high expectations of all students in the academy.  All staff and students have the right to feel safe and happy  in a  learning environment where students are able to thrive.

Any student which prevents or disrupts teaching and learning or displays any incidents of defiance will be challenged and sanctioned accordingly. We have a clear consequences system which ensures that disruption is not tolerated and if it does occur it is dealt with immediately.

We use a range of interventions and sanctions to challenge and prevent poor behaviour which will include:

  • Reflection time
  • Restorative conversations 
  • Clear and consistent consequences system in lessons
  • Parental communication and meetings
  • Detention
  • Use of reflection time at other local schools
  • Exclusion (in persistent or extreme cases)

Mobile phones and accessories (including smart watches)

Mobile phones and accessories such as headphones and smart watches are not allowed to be see or used at any time during the school day. Students that bring mobile phones to school must turn them off and place them in their bag or a zipped blazer pocket prior to entering the building. Mobile phones that are seen or believed to have been used on the academy site will be confiscated.  

Click here to view our Behaviour Policy

These forms are used to collect information regarding your child and their transition to NUAST and will only be used for this purpose. We need the information collected here to enable us to manage this process effectively. The information is for internal use only and will be stored on our internal servers. This information will be kept in line with our data retention policy.

We will only use your contact details to share information with you that is relevant to this process.

If you have any concerns please contact us before you proceed.

Student's Details

Only if different from legal name given above.

Only if different from legal name given above.

Student's Home Information
Parental Information (First contact)

The first contact detailed above will be used for communication regarding student information (reports, letters etc.) and academy information (newsletters, academy closures etc.).

Please indicate below whether the first contact would like to receive the communications described below:

Parental Information (Second contact)

Please make sure that the second contact detailed below has given you consent to share their information.

Please indicate below whether the second contact would like to receive the communications described below:

Additional Emergency Contacts

Please provide details of up to four additional contacts for use in emergency situations where the first two contacts are unavailable. Please make sure the person(s) detailed below have given you consent to share their information.

Emergency Contact 1
Emergency Contact 2
Emergency Contact 3
Emergency Contact 4
Student's Family Links
Student's Educational History
Student's Ethnic/Cultural Information

This information is not mandatory. If you would prefer not to share any of the information requested below, then please tick the REFUSED box(es).

Student's Travel Arrangements
Student's Lunch Arrangements

If your child was eligible for a Free School Meal at their previous school, please select the School meal (free) option and remember to notify Nottingham City Council that your child has moved to NUAST.

Doctor's Details
Student's Medical Information

Please note: Although we have the facility to store general medication (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.), we are unable to administer any medication to students.

We do recommend that with any medication taken on a regular basis, a spare supply is given to the school for use in case of emergencies (e.g. inhaler, EpiPen, migraine treatment etc.) Your child will be responsible for administering this medicine themselves.

Additional or Special Educational Needs
Student's Dietary Requirements