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Transition Information for our new Year 7 pupils

Welcome to NTS, we are really looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 pupils in September – Autumn Term starts on Wednesday 6 September 8.45am.

Information will be posted on here for pupils and parents/carers to hopefully help you get to know the school a little better before starting. Please check the website regularly to see if anything new has been posted.

All parents should have received a ParentMail log in request and a letter detailing how to register on our cashless catering system. If you have not received this information, please contact school.

Should you have any queries, please either call school on 016973 42160 or email

Useful Information – NTS Year 7 useful information for September

In readiness for your child starting here at NTS in September, we thought you might find the following information useful:

  • Equipment for Learning (E4L)
  1. Blue/black pen (used for most writing exercises)
  2. Green pen (mainly for amending/self-correcting work)
  3. Red pen (mainly for peer assessment)
  4. Pencil
  5. Sharpener
  6. Eraser
  7. Ruler
  8. Calculator (Casio fx-83GTX)
  9. Glue stick
  10. Round-ended scissors (NOT point-ended)
  11. Highlighter pens
  12. Full PE/Games kit for lessons

Please do not purchase point-ended scissors as these are a safety hazard and will be confiscated.

These items should be available for all classes. Most are available from the Mathematics Office at extremely competitive prices. In particular, Casio scientific calculators are available. Calculators will be useful in several lessons, not just in Mathematics, and we recommend that all pupils possess, and gain familiarity with, a Casio fx-83GTX.

It would be helpful if they also had colouring pencils, a protractor and a pair of compasses but these items are not essential. Liquid paper is not allowed in school. Pupils are responsible for all their personal equipment and every item should be clearly marked.


  • Uniform – All items of uniform are available from Gladrags in Wigton and the school ties are also available from the School Office.
    Dark green blazer with school crest
    White school blouse and school tie
    Black tailored knee-length skirt OR classically-tailored plain black trousers
    Socks or plain tights – white, grey or black
    Black traditional-style plain shoes (low heeled) – no trainers
    (Plain bottle-green V-neck cardigan/pullover with or without school crest is optional)
    Dark green blazer with school crest
    White school shirt and school tie
    Black trousers
    Socks – plain black or white
    Black traditional-style plain shoes – no trainers
    (Plain bottle-green V-neck cardigan/pullover with or without school crest is optional)


  • PE and Games kit

Please can you ensure pupils bring their full PE/Games kit for lessons.

Girls – Green fitted polo shirt, navy skort or navy shorts. Navy/white striped sports socks, training shoes.
¼ zip training top (optional). Towel for showers

Boys – (PE) Navy training shorts, green polo shirt, and navy/white stripe sports socks. Training shoes.
(Games) Navy training shorts, green rugby top, navy/white stripe sports socks, football boots and training shoes
¼ zip training top (optional). Towel for showers.

Jewellery must not be worn when participating in PE or Games. Any jewellery, including ear studs must be removed for safety.
The PE department will only take in a watch and a purse (no loose money). They will not be responsible for any items not required in school.
Gum shields are permitted, and are strongly recommended, for the playing of competitive rugby and hockey. Shin-pads, likewise, are recommended in lessons but when representing the school in hockey and football shin pads must be worn. For those playing in certain positions in rugby, shin-pads are recommended. Pupils are responsible for providing these items, should they wish to wear them. With regard to ‘bladed’ football boots, the county recommend they should NOT be worn.

Please ensure you name everything. This avoids a lot of confusion and enables us to easily return items of lost property to their owners.

Notes and Clarifications
Training shoes and plimsolls are not allowed as part of school uniform. They should only be worn as part of
authorised physical activities. Expensive or large items of jewellery should not be worn to school. Pupils with
pierced ears may only wear one pair of small ear studs. No other piercings are permitted. Tattoos are not
permitted. False acrylic nails/long fingernails or false eyelashes are not permitted for safety reasons.


Message from Gladrags regarding purchasing school uniform

If you would like to make an appointment to purchase new uniform items during the Summer holidays, please contact us on 07419298908 or 016973 44556.

Thank you

Alison & Deborah (Gladrags)

Useful information and links

Cashless catering/lunch account link

Copy of Biometrics permission sheet (parents/carers have received this via the primary schools with the Cashless Catering info)

School calendar/term dates

Timings of the school day

Link to NTS Prospectus – Information/guidance/kit lists

Communication Routes

An Introduction to The Nelson Thomlinson School