Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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The term used to denote our More able & Talented students. Those who demonstrate exceptional abilities in specific subject / skill areas are placed on the M&T register and class teachers plan lessons and schemes of work designed to stretch our most able. In addition to this there are a whole host of extra-curricular opportunities on offer for our M&T cohort.

Managed Moves

Some students move to a new school/academy to support them with their personal or behavioural development to establish a fresh start and create new opportunities for a successful academic career. This transfer is called a Managed Move and is an agreement between the parent / carer and student, home school and guest school for a trial period of between 6 and 12 weeks. Review meetings are held to ensure a successful transition.

Mobile Phones

Students are allowed to have mobiles in the academy however they should be switched off in all lessons and should not be seen by staff. If used inappropriately they will be confiscated until a parent / carer comes in to collect it from Main Reception. Under no circumstances will a confiscated mobile phone be returned to a student.

Money (payments)

ParentPay is our online payment system and is now our preferred method of payment for trips, music tuition, etc. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our academy or children at another ParentPay school/academy, you can create one single account login for all your children regardless of which school/academy they attend.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.


We monitor the progress of all students in our academy. Offering support and guidance to help them achieve their potential. As part of this programme all students receive a termly 1:2:1 consultation with their form tutor after they have received their interim report. We use this data to set targets which are then monitored, reviewed and refined for the individual. We take into account students’ behaviour, academic potential and organisation etc.


A secure cycle / motorcycle storage facility is available. Students can apply for a permit to use this provided they follow our Cycling and Motorcycling Policy. Full details and application forms are available in the academy policies section.

Music Lessons (Peri-teachers)

Nunthorpe Academy offers music tuition lessons for a wide variety of instruments through the Tees Valley Music Service as well as through our own peripatetic music tutors who work directly with the academy. Details are available through our Music Department.