New Year 7 Information

Information useful to new students starting in September


Welcome to Four Dwellings Academy!


We are delighted that you have chosen Four Dwellings Academy for your child to continue their education.

As your Year 6 child enters their final term at primary school we understand that they will be feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension at starting secondary school with us in September. We likewise recognise that many parents or carers will also be feeling the same!


We want to ensure that your child is prepared as can be, with all the support and information that they need. If your child has any additional needs please don't worry, we will be dropping into your child's Primary Schools very soon and will be in touch with you to discuss any additional needs.



We will also be running an exciting summer school programme for 2021. Your child, is invited to join us for a week of fun and learning, the programme will be offered at no cost to yourself.

Again please register your interest in this by emailing swixey@fourdwellingsacademy.org or call 01215666666


If you have been learning a musical instrument in Year 6 and would like to continue next year, please email Mr Stanton to let him know and we will do our best to accommodate you

A message from Mr Stanton - Head of KS3

You have made an excellent choice of school to start your new adventure and I would like to personally welcome everyone to the Academy. As well as myself, all of the staff at Four Dwellings are looking forward to meeting everyone and we are also excited to start you off on a learning journey towards success. As a school, we have gone from strength to strength over the past few years and we hope that you will all become part of this and help push us further and further forwards.

We understand that moving onto Secondary school can be a daunting experience for pupils, as well as for parents and carers. We at Four Dwellings want to make this as easy and smooth as possible for everyone. The link below has some helpful hints and advice for starting a new school from people who have already been there and done it, please have a look and hopefully it will put your minds at ease.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

The Key stage 3 pastoral team have been working hard behind the scenes to start to get things ready for September and have already spoken to many of your current teachers and we are starting to make contact with you at home to find out a little about you, but we would like to know more, so see below for your first challenge!

Take a peek inside our Departments!

Discover our Science Department

Meet Maths!

Uncover English

Dive into Humanities

Check out PE!

Bonjour MFL

Capture Computer Science

Marvel at Music

Explore Art

Get access now to this brilliant free online programme for Year 6 pupils

Called Be ready to be remarkable and comprising three modules — Head, Heart and In the bag — the engaging, animated video content will significantly help with a successful transition to Year 7.

The resource is free to access and available here at the website of our partner, BeReady. It is designed for guided presentation by teachers or parents/guardians.

“In these unusual times, where everything has changed for your Year 6 students, one thing remains inevitable – the transition from primary to secondary. This brilliant programme seeks to give your pupils the knowledge, but more importantly the confidence they need and the belief in themselves that they will continue to find their remarkable.”

Lauren Costello OBE, FRSA, National Director for Primary and SEND,

The Academies Enterprise Trust

Click here to access this online resource

If there are any questions or concerns from pupils or parents/carers, please do not hesitate to email any of the team with your queries.


Pastoral Staff

Head of Key Stage 3

Mr R Stanton - rstanton@fourdwellingsacademy.org


Assistant Head of Key Stage 3

Ms S. Leigh - sleigh@fourdwellingsacademy.org


SENCO

Mrs C Stanton - stantonc@fourdwellingsacademy.org


Year 6 and 7 Progress Leader

Miss S Wixey - swixey@fourdwellingsacademy.org


Uniform

Click here to download the uniform leaflet

Uniform For Pupils

Academy Blazer

Academy grey V neck sweater with black trim (wearing of the jumper is optional)

White formal shirt

Academy tie

Straight leg plain black 'business style' trousers (No leggings, skinny jeans, tight Lycra trousers or any other variation).

Black school skirt. Must be knee length

White formal shirts

Black leather formal shoes (no trainers, plimsolls, boots or other variation)

Hijabs (head scarves) and long skirts must be plain black with no designs or embellishments.


PE Kit

Academy Polo Shirt

Black shorts

Plain Black Tracksuit bottoms

Long Black socks

Astro Boots for use on the 3G pitch, no metal studs.

General Presentation

Coloured hair extensions, excessive hair colouring & accessories will not be permitted.

Facial or tongue piercings are not allowed only one pair of small ear studs can be worn.

Excessive make up is not allowed. The term excessive will be decided by the Academy.

Acrylic nails, nail art/varnish will not be permitted.

Blazers must be worn at all times unless permitted to do otherwise.

Hooded tops or hats are not allowed on the school site.

Black leather shoes must be worn.

Basic Equipment

All students must carry a school bag, big enough to carry a planner, books and an A4 folder, writing materials and PE kit.

Pen

Pencil

Ruler

Sharpener

Eraser

School Homework Planner (to be supplied by the school)

Reusable water bottle