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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At Nunthorpe we run a weekly timetable which comprises of 25 lessons, each one hour long. The Academy begins at 8:40 am each day (students are expected to arrive by 8:30 am) lessons begin at 8:40 am prompt and the day finishes at 3pm. Break is between 10:40am and 11:00am and lunch is between 12:00noon and 12:30pm for Endeavour, Invincible and Victory whilst Triumph and Valiant are in Tutor time. Second lunch is between 12:30pm and 1:00pm for Triumph and Valiant whilst Endeavour, Invincible and Victory are in tutor time.


Throughout students time at Nunthorpe Academy, their academic performance is tracked and monitored across all subjects. This allows us to see if they are working to their full potential and put intervention in place if required, to help to support student achievement.


This refers to the move and progression from Year 6 to Year 7 (Primary to Secondary); from Year 9 to Year 10 (KS3 to KS4), and from Year 11 to Sixth Form (KS4 to KS5).

Tuck Shop

As a healthy academy, our tuck shop does not include traditional items such as fizzy drinks, crisps and chocolate. All items sold are freshly prepared and / or baked in the academy kitchens. We would ask that parents support us by not allowing students to bring such items in their packed lunches. It is also not appropriate for students to bring such items into the academy to “sell” or “give” to other students as we are committed to promoting “Healthy Lifestyles”. Any students found involving themselves in such activities will have all produce confiscated along with any monies made and parents will be expected to come and collect them from the academy.


The member of staff responsible for the pastoral care of a student.

Tutor Time

30 minutes pastoral time at 12noon, or 12:30pm depending on your child’s house.