Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the school day?
The school is 6 hours and 20 minutes long, the school day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 2:50pm. We also run extra-curricular clubs after school until 3:50 pm.
Which way do I come into school?
You’ll enter school via the playground entrance.
Can I ride my bike to school?
Yes, you can cycle to school and a bicycle store is available for students to store their bikes. The school accepts no responsibility in the event a student’s bike is damaged or stolen.
How long are lessons?
Lessons are one hour long.
How many lesson are there in a day?
There are five lessons every day..
How will I find my way around the academy?
On your first day you will be issued with a map of the academy. Plus staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to guide you between lessons.
Do I get issued with a timetable?
Students will be issued with a timetable on their first day. The timetable is a two week timetable. Your form tutor will explain this in detail on your first day.
How long is lunchtime?
Lunchtime lasts for 35 minutes, starting at 1:15pm and finishing at 1:50pm.
Can you play football at lunchtime?
During good weather, the astro is open to all students to play football.
What kind of food is served in the canteen?
The canteen serves a range of food, sandwiches and hot meals, take a look at the sample menu.
How do I pay for my lunch?
Throughout The Academy, we operate on a cashless basis which includes the canteen. If Covid restriction release students are able to bring small amounts of money with them and add it to their canteen account using the fingerprint scanning machines in the Atrium. At present parents are able to use their ParentPay accounts to top up students' accounts online only.
When do I find out who my tutor is?
By the end of the summer, all students will have received a letter from the academy advising them of their form and tutor. Before the end of term every student will be contacted by their form tutor to have a 1 : 1 online meeting with them.
Can girls wear trousers?
Girls have the option to wear either navy blue trousers or a skirt, for further information regarding the school's uniform click here.
What do I need to bring on my first day?
Students are expected to attend school in full uniform, bring with them their PE kits and the listed equipment. For further information click here.
Where do I go if I need help?
Your form tutor is your first point of contact with any issues you may have. We also offer counselling with Place2Be, we also have a pastoral team who will be able to help.
How much homework will I get?
You will be set homework each day. You’ll be issued with a planner, which we encourage students to keep a record of their homework and comments. This will help you to be organised and use your available time more productively.
What clubs are there?
There are a range of clubs running every day after school from 2:50pm – 3:50pm. A clubs list will be allocated the first week of term.