Primary to Secondary Transition

The transition from Primary to Secondary school is one of the most daunting prospects for parents. Have you made the right decision? Will your child successfully adapt to the new school? Will they make new friends?

We understand that it can be a very worrying time and try to make this transition as smooth and concern-free as possible. Continuity is one of the key ways in which the transition to secondary school can be made much easier. We work as a close-knit team with our family of schools, so children will already be familiar with many of the South Nottinghamshire Academy teachers and students who regularly visit primary schools and organise joint activities. Likewise, children in our feeder primary schools will also have been to South Nottinghamshire Academy on several occasions to get involved in a variety of events and activities. 

We have a dedicated Transition Manager who regularly liaises with our family of schools to plan and organise transition activities and meets with parents to discuss any concerns or answer any questions they may have.

If you would like more information about Transition, please contact

Catchment Schools

Our family of schools includes Cotgrave Cof E School, Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, Radcliffe on Trent Infant School and Radcliffe on Trent Junior School. 

SNA Catchment

We are also the designated catchment school for the new Hollygate Park housing development with NCC providing transport directly to SNA.


The dates for Year 6 visit for 2018 are as follows:

Monday 9th July am, 

Tuesday 10th July am, 

Wednesday 11th July am 

Thursday 12th July all day

There is also a Year 6 Parents evening on Thursday 12th July between 5-7pm