Welcome year 6

Noadswood - Year 6 Welcome 2023

Welcome to our Year 6 welcome page for students joining us in September 2023 - we're so excited you'll be joining us, and can't wait to welcome you into our school. This page has lots of information about Noadswood, including messages from Noadswood staff, inspiration words from guest speakers, an introduction to the subjects and lessons at Noadswood, messages from our current Year 7 about their moving up journey from primary school to Noadswood and lots more...​​​​​​

Enjoy exploring the site, and we can't wait to see you in September!

Key Dates

Please see the below details of our upcoming transition work with dates for your diaries:

Moving Up Day - Wednesday 05/07/2022 and Thursday 06/07/2022


Visiting your child at their school  

We have made arrangement to meet your children at their current school to answer any questions they may have and to let them know about our exciting plans for them - we can't wait to see them! We are also having meetings with their teachers to really get to know them prior to them joining the Noadswood family in September.  


Moving Up Days - 05/07/2023 and 06/07/2023

We are so happy to return to normality this year and we remain committed to ensuring that your child feels supported and excited about joining the Noadswood family in September. Our events are designed to help your child to get know our school and their tutor group as well as enjoying some lessons. We will be confirming your child’s house and tutor group at the end of June. We will be sending you further details of the logistics of these days after half term.  


Transition Evening - 28/06/2023

We will be hosting a transition event during the summer term. More information on this to follow including useful information which is found in our welcome booklet which is below the key dates section.


Summer Camp- 24/07/2023 and 25/07/2023. 

You may re-call that in previous years the government provided funding for all schools to host a 'Summer School.' Whilst that funding is no longer available, we felt it was such a valuable experience, we'll be hosting it again this year.  This is a completely free event and a fantastic opportunity for year 6 pupils to meet new friends, experience our school, meet our staff and pupils. Pupils can attend one or both days, but we please ask no half days. Each day they'll ​rotate around 3 fantastic opportunities, the timings are below:


Term Dates  

Autumn Term 2023 

Friday 1st September 2023 – Friday 15th December 2023

(Half term from Monday 23rd October 2023 to Friday 27th October 2023)

*Year 7 and Year 11 start Monday 4th September 2023

*All Years in on Tuesday 5th September 2023


Spring Term 2024 

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 – Thursday 28th March 2024

(Half term from Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024)  


Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th April 2024 – Tuesday 23rd July 2024 

(Half term from Monday 27th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024) 


Inset Days

  • Friday 01/09/2023
  • Friday 29/09/2023
  • Monday 30/10/2023
  • Friday 01/12/2023
  • Monday 26/02/2024 (*Provisional Waterside INSET)
  • Tuesday 07/05/2024


Open Events

Noadswood will close early on Thursday 28/09/2023 to allow for preparation of the Open Evening. Students will leave site by around 12.30pm. More details about the specific logistics will be released closer to the time.


We know that moving up can feel daunting and we want to do all we can to help support this important transition. There will be a dedicated year 7 only day the first day of September 2023 before students are joined by the rest of the school.

Please click below to access our Welcome Booklet