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Details for the Start of the New Academic Year

posted 26 Aug 2015, 03:25 by Web Admin   [ updated 26 Aug 2015, 03:43 ]

Students return on Monday 7 September...

We look forward to welcoming students to the Academy for the start of the 2015/2016 academic year on Monday 7 September

This will be the start of Timetable Week 1.

To support the introduction of our newest students to the next stage of their journey in education, arrival times will be staggered during the day. The times are as follows:
• 8.10 am to 8.25 am - Year 7 arrive on campus

• 8.30 am - Year 7 will be arranged into Tutor Groups on the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

• 8.45 am - Year 7 will be taken into the Academy for Tutor time

• 9.00 am - Year 8 and Year 9 arrive and gather in Tutor Groups on the MUGA

• 9.15 am - Year 8 and Year 9 Tutor time begins

• 11.20 am - Year 10 and Year 11 arrive and gather in Tutor Groups on the MUGA

• 11.20 am - Sixth Form students arrive and go straight to the Main Hall for Assembly and then to Tutor Groups

• 11.35 am - Year 10 and Year 11 Tutor time begins

• 1.35 pm - Period 4 normal lesson starts for Timetable Week 1 for all students

• 2.50 pm - End of the Academy day

Start the new academic year smart and ready to learn...

The summer holidays are a perfect time to check what uniform your child needs and to order your requires through our dedicated website.

All students in Years 7 to 11 are required to wear an Academy uniform, details of which are given below. It is expected that all students will maintain a high standard of dress within the Academy at all times. 

Many uniform items, such as shirts, skirts, trousers and sports kit are available from a wide variety of retailers and uniform stockists at reasonable prices. In order to provide a more efficient service, the supply of branded uniform items are available via the following link to the uniform page of our website: Academy Uniform

ID cards and Community Lanyards are also part of the Academy uniform and must be worn. Year 7 students with their ID cards during the first few weeks of the new academic year. Replacement ID badges can be ordered at Student Services at the cost of £2.50 per card, payable via ParentPay: ParentPay

Your attention is particularly drawn to the fact that trousers should be tailored ‘plain black traditional, straight legged, full length, school style’, which means undecorated trousers that are not jeans, leggings or jeggings, even though some stores may sell these in their school uniform section. Shoes need to be plain flat black leather or leather look shoes, not with coloured laces or decoration.

Should you have any technical problems ordering online, please email the Academy at  In the case of family hardship, the Governing Board invites parents/carers to apply in confidence for financial support. Such requests should be addressed to Mrs S Flint, Business Manager.