Category: News


90% attendance is good, right?

Coming to school every day is vital to ensuringeach pupil at Weavers Academy reaches their potential. Our target for allstudents is to reach 100% attendance every month – that means being here, ontime, every day. 

You can check your child’s attendance via the Arbor app. We’re here if you need any support with your son/daughter’s attendance. 

Arbor Payments now available

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted to inform you that the Payments feature on the Arbor App and Arbor Parent Portal is now live and ready for use. Additionally, we would like to confirm that your ParentPay balances for your child have already been transferred onto the Arbor Pay.

We kindly ask you to top up the Meals account on the Arbor App or Arbor Parent Portal as soon as possible to ensure that you can do so successfully. We recommend using the Arbor App where possible as this allows you to make payments quickly and easily on your phone using Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Please see the video guides below for making payments via the Arbor App and Arbor Parent Portal.

Should you encounter any questions or encounter difficulties accessing the platform, please email

Yours sincerely

Matthew Higgins
Assistant Principal

Weavers Rugby

Some amazing PRIDE values have been shown since September in Rugby PE lessons and Rugby elective Monday sessions, plus the fixtures against other schools.

It is great to see so many students getting involved and loving their rugby experience.

We had a brilliant training match with 30+ year 8+9’s a few week back to get them prepared for fixtures against other schools.

Year 9 then played Guilsborough and won with a powerful performance scoring 9 tries to Guilsborough’s 1.  Year 8 also played Guilsborough who were a tough year 8 team to beat with two very fast young men who we could not quite seem to get hold of.   Guilsborough beat us on that occasion.

This week we did a mixed year 8+9 match against Huxlow.  In a wet and muddy affair we played with great determination and confidence.  Weavers won scoring 4 tries to Huxlow’s 3.  I was particularly proud of the year 8’s who got stuck in against the Huxlow mainly year 9 team.  The Weavers year 9’s played and led the team very well showing great power and skill.

We have done lots of rugby in the boys PE lessons since September, unearthed some new exciting talent, and extended those who already knew how much of a brilliant game rugby can be when you get to grips with it.  All the PE staff would like to say well done for all the brilliant effort in PE lessons and a special mention to all those who have played in the matches we have had.  We are very proud to see them representing Weavers with such great PRIDE values.

We will be getting the Year 7 boys team going in January after their stint on curriculum PE rugby lessons.  There is some exciting talent we have already found and I look forward to getting them playing full fixtures against other schools in the new year.  The girls will start doing their curriculum PE rugby lessons as well in the new year, we will do some rugby fixtures for girls wanting to get stuck in as well.

Best wishes

Mr Mawby