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 www.thistleyhoughacademy.org.uk.
With best wishes
|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.|
Diary Date Reminders
|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|