Module 3 Welcome Back

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break. We are delighted by the way students have returned to the school in a calm and purposeful manner.

This letter sets out a range of updates with regards to teaching and learning, standards, new Chromebook scheme for year 9 and 10 and information with regards to extra curricular activities.

Knowledge Organisers/Homework

The knowledge organisers for module 3 can be found on the following link. Please ensure that your son/daughter is reviewing their knowledge organiser for each subject as this is their homework for the module. These are used as a basis for the ‘do it now’ activity at the start of every lesson, which helps your son’s/daughter’s knowledge to improve over time.

Maths, English and Science Mock Exams – Year 11

There will be further English Literature, Maths and Science mocks during module 3, you will receive a further notification if this applies to your child:

Maths

Wednesday 12 January 2.10-3.10pm by invitation – letter home to parents
Wednesday 19 January 2.10-3.10pm by invitation – letter home to parents
Wednesday 26 January 2.10-3.10pm by invitation – letter home to parents

English Literature

Monday 24 January lesson 1 (all students)
Wednesday 26 January lesson 3 and 4 (all students)

Science

Week commencing 7 February – Parents of those students required to sit another round of papers will be contacted by Mrs Oliver, The Director of Learning for Science.

Year 9 and 10 Chromebook Loan Scheme

If you have a son/daughter in year 9 or 10 you will have received an invitation for them to join the Chromebook loan scheme so that your child has their own device to use in school. Please click on this link to view the original letter sent home to parents. Please complete the links in the document and you can then arrange to collect your son’s/daughter’s new device. All students are required to bring in their Chromebook or BYOD device (Bring Your Own Device) everyday as part of their equipment.

Standards & Uniform

Please find below a table as a polite reminder of the standard required for both uniform and equipment at the academy.

  • Black Blazer (with the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket)
  • Bespoke Academy kilt style skirt (these must be worn 2-3 inches below the knee when standing) or Black tailored school trousers 
  • White blouse or shirt (plain with no logos) 
  • Plain black socks/tights
  • Plain, flat black formal shoes only (that do not go beyond the ankle bone) Maximum height is 1 inch/3cm. No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn.  
  • Black V-neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)
  • Black Blazer (with the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket)
  • Academy Tie (with the colour stripes of the college) 
  • Black tailored school trousers 
  • White shirt (plain with no logos) 
  • Plain black socks 
  • Plain, flat, black formal shoes only (that do not go beyond the ankle bone). No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn. 
  • Black V-neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)
  • Coats/Jackets – should be plain with NO writing or commercial logos. Denim or leather coats are not permitted. Students should bring a coat during Modules 2-4. Students are also welcome to bring a plain umbrella if rain is forecast during the school day. 
  • Jewellery – Students are NOT allowed to wear jewellery. Rings are dangerous for many activities and therefore unsuitable for the academy. Necklaces and bracelets are similarly unsuitable; however, an exception may be made for religious bangles. One pair of small stud earrings may be worn, one in each ear. No facial jewellery or piercings are permitted. Students will be asked to remove the items and they will be confiscated for parents/carers to collect and a log on Bromcom. 
  • Watches may be worn and handed to a teacher during certain activities such as PE. The Academy is not responsible for the loss or damage of any jewellery.
  • Nails – fake nails of any kind, including tips are not permitted. Nail varnish is not suitable and not permitted. Students will be required to remove nail varnish or lose all social time if wearing fake nails. 
  • Make-up – fake tan, fake eyelashes, lipstick, mascara and excessive make up is not suitable for the Academy. Students in Year 7 and 8 are not allowed to wear make-up of any kind. Students in Year 9-11 may wear subtle, natural make-up. Students wearing excessive make-up will be required to remove it. 
  • Hair – Extreme hair colours are not permitted and hair must be one tone and a natural colour. Unusual hairstyles, including tram lines are not permitted.   
  • Trainers – are not permitted. Smart, formal, plain shoes only. Students who do not have the correct footwear will lose their social time. 
  • Students are currently expected to wear a facemask in school. Please ensure your child has one or an exempt lanyard.

The Academy has the final decision on uniform. Students who do not comply with the above standards & uniform will be sanctioned accordingly. This could be losing all social time or isolation for standards that are not addressed (such as false eye lashes or incorrect footwear).

Equipment

All students must bring their fully charged device into school every day.

Every student must have a suitable school bag which can hold an A4 book/folder/laptop. 

A suitable pencil case which includes: 2 pens (blue or black), a red pen, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter, reading book and a scientific calculator. 

Maths set (a protractor and compass minimum) and PE kit as set out in the uniform section. 

You may also wish (however this is not compulsory) to bring a glue stick, colouring pencils and a small bottle of hand sanitiser. 

Students are not required to bring in scissors.

All students must bring their fully charged device into school every day.

Every student must have a suitable school bag which can hold an A4 book/folder/laptop. 

A suitable pencil case which includes: 2 pens (blue or black), a red pen, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter, reading book and a scientific calculator. 

Maths set (a protractor and compass minimum), PE kit as set out in the uniform section and Art students require a variety of drawing pencils, watercolour palette and brushes and colouring pencils. 

You may also wish (however this is not compulsory) to bring a glue stick, colouring pencils and a small bottle of hand sanitiser. 

Students are not required to bring in scissors.

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities

A full range of extra-curricular activities are now available, please encourage your son/daughter to take part in some of the activities on offer.  Please click on this link for more information.

If you have any queries relating to the content of this letter, please contact your child’s college office in the first instance.

Yours sincerely,

Pete Devlin
Head of College – Apollo

Patrick Lonergan
Head of College – Minerva

Steph Goodall
Head of College – Jupiter

Apollo Collegeapollo-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk

Minerva Collegeminerva-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk

Jupiter Collegejupiter-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk