How do I contact a form tutor or head of year?
Please call main reception on 01933 222830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What time does school start and finish?
School starts at 8.45 and finishes at 3.10
How do I report my child absent from school?
There is a dedicated attendance line. The number is 01933 278103
Why do I receive truancy calls?
Students who have no mark for registration will receive a truancy call. This is an automated system that enables the school to make parents aware of a student’s absence.
Are we entitled to take a holiday during the school term?
Students are not entitled to take holiday during the school term.
How do I apply for free school meals?
There are a number of ways to apply for free school means. Please do one of the following:
What extra support is in place if my child needs it?
Teaching assistants help students in class but they are not in every lesson. Some students may be withdrawn from a block of lessons for a short time to work on specific skills, i.e. literacy, numeracy, emotional or social. There are also daily study clubs that can be accessed before school, at break/lunch times and after school.
Who do I contact first if my child has a problem?
If the problem is about a specific subject the enquiry should be directed to the subject teacher or Learning Leader. For all other problems, the first port of call should be the Pastoral Mentor who will direct the problem to either the form tutor or Key Stage Manager.
Can students leave the school site at lunch?
Yes, if they have a lunchtime pass but we do not encourage this as most students do not live within a convenient distance to get home, have lunch and return on time. The students leave school via the entrance on Weavers Road and must return through main reception on Brickhill Road.
What should I do if I am concerned about the wellbeing of one of the students?
We are particularly proud of our Safeguarding. We act quickly if we have concerns about a student and involve appropriate agencies. This is all achieved within county guidelines. We will keep you informed of concerns and actions. If you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of one of our students, please contact Miss Ryle, Assistant Headteacher, as soon as possible, please be aware that appropriate action would need to be taken and that may require you being interviewed by an outside agency.
What should I do if I change my phone number or place of work?
The school asks you to keep us informed and up to date with any changes to personal details. We may need to contact you in an emergency and this information makes that easier. Changing your details is easy, contact Student Office or ask your child to pick up a change of details form from there.
How often should homework be set?
It depends on the Key Stage your son/daughter is currently in, KS3 subjects will set a homework activity once a week. KS4 subjects set in the region of 2 hours per week.
When should it be handed in?
Homework should be handed in when the teacher gives a deadline.
Can I help my son/daughter with their homework?
In the long run, support rather than help will prove to be more helpful to the students. If the homework set is too difficult, please contact us.