Year 7 (Starting Sept 2020)

We are so excited to be welcoming all our new Year 7 students on Wednesday 2nd September!

This page will be the home for any specific information, resources and downloads that are relevant to students starting in September.
Welcome Letter / Stationery List

Please read this letter and make a note of the recommended stationery list within.

Virtual Tour

We are excited to have launched our brand new Virtual Tour of the Academy as part of the Induction Guide. Scan the QR within the guide to access the tour and explore the Academy for yourself!

Academy Bag and Tie

You can now purchase your brand new Academy bag and tie on ParentPay. Further information on how to pay for these items via ParentPay was provided in your welcome letters. Bags and ties will be available to collect from Monday 17th August from the main reception.

7 To Remember

…for September! Here are key things for you to work on and think about over the Summer holidays to get prepared for the start of the new term.

Parent/Carer Induction Video

Here is a copy of the video for parents/carers which accompanied the letter and Induction Guide.


Year 7 students starting in September 2020 will be the first to proudly wear our new uniform! Our approved stockists; Grays and Whittakers, have been in touch to let us know they are busy working behind the scenes to ensure they’re ready to provide all necessary uniform for our new starters – albeit with a new online booking system. To read their latest update click here.

How to order online at Grays.
How to order online at Whittakers.


Firefly is our online homework and learning portal that brings teachers, students and parents together. You will find out more about this in September, with both students and parents receiving their own unique log-in. For a brief introductory video, click here.

ParentPay Setup

Here's a guide on how to activate your account.

Here's a guide on how to pay for items.

Resources for Parents

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school.

Transition Into Secondary School
Making The Change
Helping Your Child Get Into Good Habits
Building Resilience
Growth Mindset

[LIMITED TIME] Free Studio TV course on Transition

Upcoming Transition Events
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