Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the academy is unable to offer transition days in June for the September 2020 Year 7 student intake. Please see below information for parents and students which has been sent out to you. If you have any questions concerning transition please email or call the academy directly on 01773 832331. 

Please view our virtual YouTube Meet the Tutor evening  – YouTube link

Which includes Headteacher’s welcome, Introductions from our Pastoral lead, Progress & Achievement Leaders and our Pastoral Support Manager, Introductions from the Year 7 tutor team and discussions about the start to the academic year including buses, lunchtime arrangements, admin/paperwork, uniform, Show My Homework and our academy website.

Activity Suggestions

We have put together a list of activity suggestions for our Key Stage 3 students to try over the summer holidays:   Please feel free to send any photos or work to for us to display in September.

Uniform pop-up shop

Summer transition information sheet

Transition letter – June 2020

Confidential Information Sheet – for completion and return

Derbyshire County Council – School meals

Transition letter – May 2020

Best piece of Literacy – May 2020

Getting to know you transition booklet

Pupil Information transition booklet

Starting secondary school is an exciting time and at the David Nieper Academy, we want you to enjoy your time with us.

Before starting, all pupils who have been offered a place will be invited to one of our transition days. These are fixed days, in the summer term (when you are in year 6), to help you be prepared for the start of your first term with us. You will come to the Academy, meet your tutor and classmates and be given all the information you need to know.

Starters who join us part-way through the year or in years 8-13 will also be invited to spend a day with us in the term before they join us.