First Day at School
Please note the arrangements below may be subject to change in light of developing government guidance for secondary schools.
Year 7 students are to arrive at school for 8.25am on Monday 7 September 2020.
Students will be met by members of the Academy’s senior team at the main Wood Lane entrance and also the gates on Burton Road and directed in to the school building.
Unfortunately, due to anticipated social distancing measures, parents will not be able to accompany their children in to school.
What will I do during the day?
Year 7 will be the only students in school on Monday 7 September. This is so Academy staff can be solely focused on ensuring your first day at the Academy runs smoothly.
You will meet your form tutor face to face and meet members of our senior leadership team.
There will be an orienteering session to help you find your way around school and some team building so you can get to know your new classmates.
What do I need to bring?
As well as wearing full school uniform – more details here – you should bring your school bag containing basic equipment which is compulsory for all students: a pen (black ink), pencil, pencil eraser and ruler.
You will be given a school planner which you need to bring with you every day.
If you bring a mobile phone it must be switched off and out of sight while you are on school grounds. Read our full mobile phone policy.
How will I find my way around?
There will be plenty of our school ambassadors – our House Captains and Junior House Captains – on hand to help you.
School staff will be looking out for you too and there are maps posted all around school.
We have an orienteering exercise to help new Year 7s familiarise themselves with the buildings.
What time does school finish?
School finishes at 3pm. Have a look at the breakdown of the school day.
Where can my parents collect me?
There is no access for parents on to school site in the morning and at 3pm. This is for the safety of all our students.
Parents wishing to collect their children from school are asked not to drive and park on Wood Lane. For everyone’s safety parents should collect from the bus bay facility on Burton Road.