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The Academy will close on Friday 20 July at 1.30 pm for the summer holidays.

We are writing to remind you that the Academy will close on Friday 20 July at 1.30 pm for the summer holidays. Lunch will be provided for those students who require a meal. As you know, last year the academy started late for students every Friday morning to enable teacher training to take place. We are going to continue with this arrangement for the next academic year.

Students in Years 8 - 13
Students in Years 8 – 13 will arrive for morning registration at 9.45 am every Friday throughout the year. As in previous years childcare will be available from 8.45 am - 9.45 am for parents/carers of children who require it. If you require childcare please complete and return the attached reply slip to your child’s Form Tutor by Friday 20 July 2018.
 

Students in Year 7
Students in Year 7 joining the academy in September will arrive at the normal time of 8.45 am every Friday
morning. From 8.45 am - 9.45 am they will follow a programme which will involve team building and
confidence boosting activities as well as elements of literacy and numeracy delivered by academy staff.


Arrangements for the start of the Academic Year September 2018
Monday 3 September is a staff development day and closed to all students. The Academy will re-open to students as below:-
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Year 7 8.45 am Report to Assembly in Craythorne Hall
(in PE kit for the first day)
Year 12 Enrolment - Times will be given to students with their examination results in August. Report to the Aspiration Centre.
Friday 7 September - Year 12 Induction Day
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Year 7 8.45 am Registration in Form Rooms
Year 8 9.05 am Report to Assembly in Parkside Hall
Year 9 9.05 am Report to Assembly in Craythorne Hall
Year 10 9.35 am Report to Assembly in Craythorne Hall
Year 11 9.35 am Report to Assembly in Parkside Hall
Year 13 10.05 am Report to Aspiration Lecture Theatre
Monday 10 September 2018
Year 12 8.45 am Report to Aspiration Lecture Theatre
Academy Uniform
Students in Years 7 - 11 are expected to return to the Academy in full academy uniform (see overleaf) which can be purchased from Uniform Plus, Old Walsall Road and Gogna Schoolwear, Rookery Road. We look forward to your full co-operation on this matter. Parents/carers will be contacted if there are any issues with uniform.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the course of the year and to wish you a happy and restful summer break.


 Pupils are expected to wear academy uniform and are encouraged to take pride in their appearance.
 Training shoes may not be worn except during PE lessons.
 It is expected that practical shoes be worn to the academy (avoid buying from sports shops).
 When taking part in PE no items of jewellery may be worn.
 The wearing of jewellery is discouraged for reasons of safety and security.
 Only wear a single stud in each ear and no other jewellery. No finger rings, bangles, nose, tongue or other piercings are permitted in the academy.
 Hair colour and style must be appropriate for school. No coloured braids or haircuts with patterns.
 Students arriving to the academy in non-uniform clothing may expect to be sent home to change.
 Pupils are expected to have a school bag to carry books, equipment, pens etc.
Students are not allowed to wear jeans, denim jackets, “hoodies” or sports/leather jackets. Such items will be confiscated.
 All items of clothing should be clearly and indelibly marked with the pupil’s name.
 

BOYS UNIFORM SPORTS KIT - BOYS
Black jacket with badge Sports top with academy badge
White shirt Polo top with academy badge
Black trousers Track pants with name (optional)
Academy tie – navy blue with light blue/gold stripes Track top with badge (optional)
Black socks Football shorts with academy badge
Sleeveless jumper (Optional) Football socks with academy name
Black hard shoes that can be polished (no pumps or soft shoes and no logos)
Shin pads
Outdoor Coat (dark in colour, no leather, suede or
denim)
Football boots
Craft apron for Technology Supportive trainers (no soft pumps)
School bag big enough for an A4 file
 

GIRLS UNIFORM SPORTS KIT - GIRLS
Black jacket with badge Sports top with academy badge
White shirt Polo top with academy badge
Black trousers Track pants with name (optional)
Black knee length plain skirt (no pleats or lycra)
Academy tie – navy blue with light blue/gold stripes Track top with badge (optional)
Black socks/plain school tights (not patterned) Football shorts with academy badge
Sleeveless jumper (optional) Football socks with academy name
Black hard shoes that can be polished (no
pumps or soft shoes, no high heels and no logos)
Shin pads
Outdoor Coat (dark in colour, no leather, suede or denim)
Supportive trainers (no soft pumps)
Craft apron for Technology Sports Bra
School bag big enough for an A4 file
 Non participation at a PE lesson must be covered by a note from parent/carer in the first instance.
 Parents/carers are expected to provide an explanatory note if their child does not wear an item of uniform on a particular date. The note should be dated and countersigned by the Head of Year.
 If, for domestic reasons, explained to the Form Tutor, a child is unable to provide an item of uniform, the Form Tutor should provide the child with a note and inform the Head of Year

All this information is available in PDF form below.