Inset Day - Friday 07th July 2017
Please note that the academy will be closed for staff training. School resumes as normal Monday 10th July 2017.
Chicken Pox - Reminder to all Parents
If you suspect your child has/ developed chicken pox, please seek medical advice before sending your child into school. For more information, please click here
Summer Exams - 2017
Ark EGA Enrichment
Please view our new Enrichment Club Booklet - Find out all the latest activites and clubs that your child can be a part of!
Welcome back all Staff and Students
We trust you have had a wonderful Easter break with lots of rest and opportunities to be with friends and family. As we start our summer term, we are confident that this term will be an exciting, productive and successful term.
Please take the time to explore our website to learn more about our school, stay up to date with all academy activities and important information.
Please be reminded of the following:
Year 11 Annual Careers Fair - Thursday 20th April 2017, from 2:30pm - 4pm.
All Year 11 students are encouraged to attend. Get all the information, support and guidence you need for your future. Do not miss out!
Year 10 Parents Evening - Thursday 27th April 2017, from 5pm - 7pm
Parent Forum - 17th May 2017.
Please try and make this date available in your diaries. This is a great opportunity for Parents to get more information, discuss and give input and feedback on various topics conerning the academy.
Bank Holiday - 01st May 2017.
The academy will be closed to all staff and students. *School will resume as normal Tuesday 02nd May 2017.
Half Term - 29th to 02nd June 2017.
*School will resume as normal Monday 05th June 2017, 8:20am.
We continue to sustain our zero tolerance of violence, weapons and aggression. Any student found in possession of a weapon or a knife will be permanently excluded as we cannot and will not compromise the safety of our students and staff.
The official school trousers are charcoal/grey in colour and students wearing black trousers will be sent home to change. Black shoes only no trainers are permitted.
Only girls are allowed to wear earrings (one small gold or silver stud in each ear)
Nail varnish, acrylic nails or make-up is also not permitted
Hair is neat and natural, without ‘designs’, ‘cut-ins’ or an excessive number of hair accessories or colours.
School Lunches (ParentPay)
As of Wednesday 19th April 2017 parent and carers will only be able to use our e-payment method to pay for school meals.
Parents and Carers who do not already use the e-payment system can find out how to use the system online using the secure website called Parent Pay. Click here for more details.
All parents/carers have been given a Parent Pay account login.
The cost of school lunches
Daily - £2.30
Weekly - £11.50
Please ensure your child's lunch account is in credit and topped up on a regular basis.
To check if your child is eligible for free school meals, please click here.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school admin office should you need any further assistance with using the cashless system.
It is important that we are all mindful of the importance of students being in school every day if they are to make good progress. Parents are, therefore, not permitted to take students abroad in term time. Permission can be granted by me only in special circumstances and only if the student has attendance of at least 95%. Students’ appointments should not be made during the school day as their absence will affect their learning time and attendance.