Welcome from our Principal
A very warm welcome to all of our Year 6 families who are about to make the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 in September; we are really looking forward to seeing you. Should you need further guidance you can always contact the school directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that this page is a useful starting point for most of your queries.
We understand the challenges that the transition from primary to secondary school can bring and believe that a strong start to secondary school is essential for any child.
You can rest assured that we will do our best to fully support your child’s move to The Nottingham Emmanuel School. As part of this, we have already undertaken the following activities:
Primary School Visits
Visits by senior staff have been an essential part of our transition process. Following the end of GCSE and A Level examinations we will visit all feeder primary schools in order to meet students, provide them with information about the school, answer any questions, and discuss any concerns they may have.
Student Induction Meeting
We are inviting our new Year 6 students and their parents to The Nottingham Emmanuel School to have an induction meeting with either a senior member of staff or a pastoral leader. This will allow us to get to know our new students and families.
In line with Nottingham City, The Nottingham Emmanuel School will have 2 transition days for all Year 6 students. Our new Year 7 students will attend The Nottingham Emmanuel School on both of these days to start to experience secondary school life. Children should attend in their Primary school uniform but can wear trainers to allow them to partake in sporting activities. Lunch is provided but children can bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
Parent Transition Evening
We are thrilled to invite families of our new Year 7 cohort to our transition evening. During this evening parents will be able to meet key staff from the school, tour the school and receive key information about the two transition days and starting at The Nottingham Emmanuel School in September.
Students will be able to attend lessons and activities each day in order to familiarise themselves with the site and the school staff, as well as meeting other students in their tutor group.
You can visit the Meet The Staff section of the website to see pictures of our Leadership Team, Subject Leaders and Year Leaders.
The Year Leader will be supported by a team of tutors who will be responsible for the day to day pastoral care of our new year 7 students.
You will find a lot of key information in our Parent Handbook, which is available in the Parental Information section of our website.
Head Boy and Head Girl
Our Head Boy and Head Girl have made a short statement about what they wish they had known when they started secondary school. Please do listen to their advice.
We look forward to seeing all of you in September!
Quotes from Year 7 Students
I’ve had an amazing start at Emmanuel. It all started with the summer school and just got better. The facilities are great. I really like the Rewards System where I have already got over 350 positive House Points. I have made lots of new friends and I have already learned so much more in lessons. My favourite lessons are English, Maths and PE. My advice to anyone coming is not to be nervous as everything had been made so much easier and helpful for me to join Year 7.
Year 7 has been a whole new world. I have had lots opportunities as a Young Leader and House Captain. I have taken part in Acts of Worship, lead tours for visitors, helped with lots of projects and things. It is really important to me to be part of a Christian school and it helps me to support others and be a better person. After school enrichment has been great too, I have done drumming, art, football and basketball. It will be great to welcome the new Year 7s to our community.
Summer school was fun but I made more friends when I actually started . It was so welcoming and it helped that my sister used to come here so I knew how good it was. The introduction days where we got to know the school and how it works were helpful but the best thing is just getting used to all the different lessons. There are so many people to speak to if you are worried or if there is a problem , like your tutor, your Year Leader or any of the teachers. Lessons are fun and challenging and I have settled into secondary school really well. For anyone starting I would say don’t be nervous you will be more confident every day with all the support and friends around you.
Emmanuel is extra special to me as it is a faith school. I really feel there is a real hope, energy and caring community here and my church is just like that. I like the Acts of Worship here and played a part in some of them too. The friendship amongst the students is really good too. Staff are kind and supportive and want you to do well. I would honestly say to the year 7s go through the school gates feeling strong and positive knowing that you will get a warm and positive welcome.
I would tell the new Year 7s in September that there are lots of teachers and people you can see if there is a problem. You get lots of support and have your own Tutor and Year Leader too. I have really enjoyed extra-curricular stuff and especially being part of the school football and basketball team. It was great to win the Year 7s Girls Basketball Championship and we had so much fun along the way. I love doing new subjects like Computer Science, Technology and Music. New students will have a great time at Emmanuel.
Summer school was really good and I met lots of new people. When I started the teachers really helped and reassured us. The lessons are really creative, different and fun. I would tell new students not to be scared or nervous. I love the House system where you can build up your House points, I am already on my gold star! There are lots of people to help and look after you. I have a tutor, Miss Leddie, a Year Leader, Mr Jackson and a Head of House, Miss Ratcliffe, as well as all the teachers! I have really enjoyed Year 7 and had so many different experiences so far!
I have found all the teachers so helpful and supportive, I thought at first the school was so big but me and my friends got use to everything so quickly. I really feel I was meant to come to this school. I like the lessons especially Maths and Art. I came with friends from Victoria School but have made so many new friends. The Rewards system has really encouraged me and being part of a tutor group has been great. I would tell the new Year 7 students to look forward to coming here as there are lots of different things to try and experience.
I was so proud when my old teacher from Welbeck visited us at Emmanuel. She said that we had fitted in so well and looked so grown up in our Emmanuel uniforms. At Emmanuel I have really liked all the different sports and the after school activities. Homework club has been a big help to me. If you get stuck in lessons the teachers help you to work out the answer. I think it is good that we have a House system where we compete against each other and raise money for charity. It is important we also take time to think about and pray for others.