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Transition information

Choosing the right secondary school is vital to ensure that children are inspired to reach their full potential. We offer a variety of opportunities for pupils and parents in Years 5 and 6 to visit Nova Hreod Academy and experience our vibrant learning environment for themselves.

Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings for Year 5/6 are on 

15th March 2022

14th June 2022

23rd June 2022 from 9-11am.  

Our Open Mornings are an opportunity for you to see the school on a working day, therefore spaces are limited and registration is required. To register your interest in the Open Mornings please click here.  We will contact you with details nearer to the date.

Updates on these events will be shared on our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter

Catalyst STEM Stream

Year 6 pupils who have a natural aptitude for learning and a keen interest in the STEM subjects will have the opportunity to join the new Catalyst STEM stream, which starts in September 2022. The Catalyst stream will stretchand challenge the most able students and offers a unique learning provision for talented students to innovate, explore and excel in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

Any Year 6 pupil who has applied and accepted a place at Nova for September 2022 will be eligible to register for the Catalyst STEM stream.

To find out more please <<click here>>.

Primary School Transition Programme

We collaborate with our local primary schools to offer opportunities for pupils to take part in a variety of workshops including Maths and Science challenges, STEM workshops, creative writing and art days and a wide range of other opportunities. In addition, our staff and students visit pupils in their primary schools to answer any questions about life at Nova.

Pupils join us from primary schools across the town. Our GCSE results have improved every year since becoming an Academy and our reputation for having high standards and improving the skills and aspirations of our students is being noticed within the community. 


Admissions to Nova Hreod Academy

Our Admissions Policy can be found on the Policies page of this website.

The arrangements for applications to Swindon secondary schools can be downloaded from the Swindon Borough Council website.

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