Our Year 7 students need to arrive at school on Monday 5 September 2016 at 8.35am through the front entrance where they will be directed into the hall for a short assembly. Students will spend the first hour with their form tutors when they will be given all the information they need about the school day. Students from the other year groups are due to arrive at school at 10am.
Normal lessons will begin at 11.15am and Year 7 students will find staff on corridors to advise them where to go for their lessons should they need assistance. Year 7 students will finish school at 2.55pm for the first week to familiarise themselves with the exit points to use when leaving the premises.
There is a locker system in school where students can store their belongings such as PE kit if they wish to do so. This will be explained to the students by their Form Tutors during their first day. To receive a locker key students need to bring a £5 deposit on their first day and they will be allocated a key for their use until they leave the school. The key must be brought into school every day in order to access their locker. The deposit will be returned to the student when the key is handed back. If a key is lost a £5 charge will be levied to replace the key.
The school operates a cashless system in the dining room for students who wish to purchase items. Students will be able to register for the cashless system on their first day and will be able to use this facility from break time. Students can either bring cash with them to load onto their account or you can load money onto your child’s account online. Details of how to do this are enclosed. Students eligible for Free School Meals will have a daily allowance of £2.20 per day to use at lunch time. This will not show as a balance on their account but will allow food to be taken up to this value each day. Menus showing meal choices and further information about our cashless system can be found on our website.
We are running a residential trip to Colomendy, North Wales from 23rd to 25th September. There is still time to book a place if you haven’t already; details are enclosed with this letter. There will be a parent’s information meeting on Thursday 15th September from 6-7pm.
We would like all students to bring in a piece of their work from Year 6 to show their form tutor on their first day and are looking forward to welcoming you to our school.