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Humberston Academy

Humberston is an outstanding academy proud of our exceptionally high standards and traditional ethos. We offer a diverse enrichment programme in order to develop skills outside of the classroom.





Transition process

The transition between primary school and secondary school can be daunting for young people and their parents. At Humberston Academy we do all that we can to make this process smooth by getting to know each student as well as possible during the months before term begins in September. From the student's first visit to their induction day in July we stay in touch and can help with any issues, questions or worries that the child or parent has. We visit the young people in their primary school and speak to their teachers, we look at their work and really get a picture of what we can do to make the students feel that moving on to secondary school is part of a continuation of their education rather than a completely new set of experiences and challenges.

Tutor Grouping

Students are placed in a tutor group of around 28 students when they join in Year 7 in one of our 5 houses, Determination, Resilience, Endeavour, Ambition and Motivation. Each student will wear a badge which proudly displays their house.
The Form Tutor takes responsibility for their students and is the first port of call between home and school; they are the person that will make the initial contact with students on a daily basis, and set the standard for the day ahead. In partnership with parents, they will aim to ensure all students are fully prepared to learn and progress within the Academy.

Our Transition Process

  • Open evenings held in September each year
  • Transition day for all year 6 students to attend
  • Transition evening for parents
  • Summer holiday activity pack
  • Year 7 Form Tutors and Key workers
  • Year 7 team visit Primary schools
  • SEND Transition day
  • Additional SEND Transition activities 

A dedicated Year 7 team that will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the transition period and beyond. 

Virtual Tour of Humberston Academy

This video allows you to have a look around our academy. We look forward to you being able to come in to the academy very soon. Enjoy the tour and don't forget to use your map which has been sent to you in your transition pack!

Transition Presentation

This presentation by the Principal Mr Shoubridge should provide lots of details for you before you start at Humberston Academy.


Video Submission for World Class accreditation in 2020

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