Month: December 2018

Weekly Newsletter – Christmas Holiday 2018 / Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers


Christmas Holiday 2018 / Important Information


I am writing to inform you that the Academy will close for the Christmas Holidays at 2:00pm on Friday 21st December 2018. The Academy will reopen to students on Tuesday 8th January at 8.40am as normal. I wish to remind parents/carers that all students must be in full Academy uniform and should have basic equipment at all times. Please see overleaf for a reminder of basic equipment and uniform expectations.



Inset Day                                 Wednesday 12th December

Year 10 Parents’ Evening        Thursday 13th December

Christmas Jumper Day            Friday 14th December.

(Donations for Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank requested)


Tins and packet food items donated for Christmas Jumper Day will be delivered to the Foodbank before Christmas to assist families in need during this time.


I wish to remind parents that students should leave the Academy premises by 4:30pm every day unless they are attending a supervised activity with a member of staff, or in cases of emergency. We currently have a number of students who are remaining on the premises beyond this time and are unable to supervise those who are not in scheduled activities or classes.

May I also take this opportunity to encourage parents/carers to ensure that students attend every day and arrive on time.  The law states that it is a legal responsibility of a parent/carer to ensure that a child of compulsory school age receives full time education.


A clear outline of the Academy’s Uniform Policy, Attendance Policy and further information can be found on our website at


With best wishes




Jayne Schofield

Acting Principal



Basic Equipment Academy Uniform
Black or blue ballpoint pen Purple blazer with school badge
Pencil Plain white shirt with stiff collar and a top button
Ruler School tie – this must be clean and free of graffiti
Rubber Grey school trousers (not leggings, tight fitted trousers or jeans)
Pencil sharpener Grey ‘A’ line school skirt – knee length (tight fitted skirts are not acceptable).  Skirts must not be rolled up at the waist.
Reading book A plain grey or purple Dupatta may be worn (tassels and embroidery are not acceptable).  Headscarves must be plain grey.
* Full PE kit must be brought to all PE lessons. Plain black tights or black or white ankle socks.
  Plain black leather/leather looking shoes (not platforms, boots, trainers or any sports/fashion branded footwear.  Canvas shoes or pumps are not allowed). Ankle boots may be worn under trousers, but are not allowed with a skirt.
  Extreme hair styles, unnatural dyed hair colours and facial piercings are not permitted.


Basic Equipment/Uniform



Diary Date Reminders

Date Event
Wednesday 12th December Inset Day (Academy closed to students)
Thursday 13th December Year 10 Parents’ Evening
Friday 21st December Academy closes for Christmas Break
Monday 7th January Inset Day (Academy closed to students)
Tuesday 8th January Academy opens to students
Thursday 7th February Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Friday 15th February Academy closes for Half–Term Break
Monday 25th February Academy opens to students