Welcome to Year 7

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the first day of term?

A. The 2018/19 school year starts on Wednesday 5th September 2018. You can find all of our term dates here.


Q. What time does school start and finish?

A. The school day starts at 9am (you should arrive between 8.30am and 8.55am). The school day ends at 3.25pm.


Q. Where do I go on my first day?

A. On Wednesday 5th September 2018, please arrive between 08.45am – 9.00am and go to the playground between the School Gym and Youth Centre, where Mr Greenaway, Mrs Fernandez your Form Tutor and 6th Formers will meet you.


Q. What should I wear?

A. We have strict uniform rules, and you must keep to them at all times. To read more about the uniform you will be expected to wear, please click here.


Q. Can I ride my bike to school?

A. Yes, you are more than welcome to cycle to school. We have bicycle racks available, and advise that you bring a lock with you to secure your bike.


Q. What should I do if I am late for school?

A. Your parent or guardian should call 01245 504504 and let us know that you're running late.

If you arrive late for registration, you should report to your Form Tutor. If you arrive outside of registration, you should sign in at Student Services. You will be given a late mark (L), which will be noted alongside the amount of minutes you were late.


Q. Can I buy food at school?

A. Yes! The Food Factory serves a selection of hot and cold food, as well as drinks and snacks. You won't need cash though, as all payments are taken from your lunch account - your parent or guardian can top this up for you.


Q. What do I do if I am unwell?

A.If you are feeling ill or are in pain, you must ask your Teacher if you may be excused from your lesson to go and see the Medical Officer, in the Medical Room, next to the Reprographics Department.

Your Teacher must sign your planner to say you have permission to be out of lesson.


Q. What clubs and activities can I join?

A. We have a number of clubs and activities available! For more information, please click here.


Q. Can I bring my phone to school?

A. We advise against bringing any valuables (including mobile phones) to school, but if you do bring a phone then it must remain turned off in your school bag at all times. You can also hand it in to your Pastoral Manager for safekeeping.


If you have any further questions or would like to leave feedback, please email your Standards & Progress Leader or Pastoral Manager.