Your First Day!

Thu 26 Aug 2021

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What time should I arrive?

New term for students begins on MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER, with
students needing to be across the purple line by 8:20 am. The gates will open at 8:00 a.m. and students
can arrive from 8:00 a.m.
All students in year 8-11 should arrive at the main Academy gates, whereas Year 7 will enter via the side
gate on Waveney Road, for the first half term.

What time do I finish?

School starts for all students at 8:25am (remember, over the line by 8:20am!). School ends at 2:30pm but we would love you to stay back for Enrichment and take part in exciting opportunities such as sports, drama and further study. This will run from 13th September. 
Enrichment is 2:30pm - 3:30pm. 

Where do I go?

Your new learning manager will meet you at the gate and give you a place to line up. We will put you into tutor groups and your new tutor will have your timetable.

We know Year 7 students will be nervous about arriving so we have set aside plenty of time for a tour of the whole school and lots of time to meet everyone. 

Do I need my PE Kit?

Not on the first day. We will give you a timetable and this will help you get organised for the week. 

How do I pay for my dinner?

We have sent home a letter with your registration details to pay. Please top this up as soon as possible.
You need to follow these steps to register:
  • Go to
  • Click on the Register button.
  • Child Account Ref: This is in your letter. 
  • Username  - enter a username that you will remember.  This will be asked for each time you login to your account.
  • Email  -  enter a valid email address.
  • Confirm Email  -  must be the same email address as entered in the previous box.
  • Password  -  enter a password (must be a minimum of 6 characters).
  • Confirm Password  -  must be the same password as entered in the previous box.
  • Maths Test  -  please insert your answer.
  • Agree to Terms  -  please tick this box.  You can view the terms as required. 
Free School Meals:
We have this information from primary school but if your circumstances have changed,  you can register for free school meals here: Apply for Free School Meals

I still need items of uniform
Please send an email to with the uniform you need and we will do our best to help you. Full details about uniform are on our website, you can read more here

How much does lunch cost?
A school lunch is £2.25 for a meal deal (meal, dessert and a drink). There is a wide range of choices from pasta, hot meals and fresh sandwiches and baguettes.