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Information for Parents & Carers

Useful Email Addresses for Parents and Carers 

Designated Safeguarding Leaders 

Student Services 

Finance Department 

Firefly Support 

SIMS Parent App 

Class Charts Support 

Family Liaison Officer - Mrs Needham

Mental Health Practitioner (Place2Be) - Miss Badawy

Attendance Officer - Mrs Templeton

Y7-13 Form Tutors

Subject Teachers 


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Head of Year:

  • Year 7 - Miss Devine
  • Year 8 - Miss Phillips
  • Year 9 - Miss Cooper
  • Year 10 - Miss Hannah
  • Year 11 - Mrs Mansfield
  • Year 12/13 - Mr Mason

The member of the Senior Leadership Team year groups:

  • Years 7/8 - Mr Jamieson
  • Year 9/10 - Miss Speed
  • Year 11 - Mrs Koltuniak
  • Year 12/13 - Mrs Taylor

Heads of Subjects

  • Art/Food Technology/Graphics/Textiles - Mrs Calderbank
  • Biology - Miss Jones
  • Business Studies/Economics - Mrs Fox-Ford
  • Citizenship/PSHE - Mrs Sunderland
  • Chemistry - Mrs Everett
  • Drama - Mrs Sadler
  • English - Mrs Dickinson
  • French/Spanish/Mandarin Chinese - Mrs McBride
  • Geography - Miss Goldstein
  • History/Government & Politics - Miss Halton
  • ICT - Mrs Atkins
  • Mathematics - Mrs Wilson
  • Media Studies - Mr Lamb
  • Music - Mr Deakin
  • PE - Mrs Reynolds
  • Physics - Dr Moon
  • Psychology - Mrs Burke
  • Religious Studies - Ms Parker

Curriculum Leaders

  • English - Mrs Dickinson
  • Humanities & Social Sciences - Ms Cavanagh
  • Mathematics - Miss Wilson
  • MFL - Mrs McBride
  • Science - Mrs Everett
  • The Arts - Mrs Calderbank 


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The academy sends most correspondance via email to email addresses provided by the parent/carer with parental responsibility. If you should be receiving correspondance and are having issues, please contact

Click here to read about Parental Communication

Spring Term 2024 Newsletter

Water Safety Poster - Summer 2024

Financial Support for Parents & Carers

If you are experiencing financial difficulty or would benefit from some external support, here is a list of useful contacts who may be able to assist you.

Financial Support for Parents and Carers

Home Academy Partnership

The home academy relationship is vital and we work very hard to build a strong relationship with our parents.  We endeavour to communicate effectively with parents and here are some of the ways we do this:

  • Regular updates providing information on events, and activities on recent progress within the academy, as well as celebrating the achievements of our students.
  • The academy website -
  • Half-termly newsletter
  • Regular grade cards and a full written report each academic year.
  • An initial Year 7 Tutor based Parents’ Evening in the first term, followed by a full Parents’ Evening later in the year.
  • Principal’s letters
  • Termly E-zine
  • Parental Forum

Parental Forum

The Parental Forum is a chance to hear about what is happening in the academy and to have your say.  All parents are welcome to join the meetings and to contribute ideas.

Parental Forum Meetings 

  • Thursday, 12th October 2023 - 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, 30th January 2024 - 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Safeguarding Help & Support for Parents & Carers

While You're Waiting for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Support (CAMHS)

If you need urgent assistance:

Is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol, or mental health.

About us - We use our expertise to deliver support and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol, and mental health.

Click here for more information about help and support agencies available for young people during the school holidays and out of academy hours. 

The Growing Stronger campaign is designed to help people of all ages grow and recover from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


Lower School Updates

Y7-Y9 Key Stage 3 End of Year Exams - May 2024

Upper School Updates

Y11 Parent/Carer Letter - March 2024

Y10 GCSE Citizenship Examination - Summer 2024

Year 11 Examination Arrangements - Summer 2024

Year 9 Reading Age Assessments - May 2024

Sixth Form Updates

this section is currently under review

Parent/Carer Curriculum Information Evenings

We recently invited parents and carers of children in Yrs7-11 to three evenings where members of the senior team discussed our vision, our curriculum, our approach to wellbeing, our Reading Strategy and our approach to Behaviour and Culture.
The slides from these evenings can be found below: 

Pupil Vaccinations

Information regarding what vaccinations your child will receive in secondary school can be found in the information below:

Welcome to High School - Vaccinations in Y8/Y9

We are here to help you and your child navigate their education journey. Our staff have the right to feel safe and should be treated with dignity and respect at all times, without the risk of threatening behaviour, abusive language or violence. These types of behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in conversations and meetings being terminated.


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