New Year 7 Information

Information useful to new students starting in September


Welcome to Four Dwellings Academy!

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!

Due to the current COVID19 situation we will run our events differently this year. Please follow this page for upcoming information.

Here is the latest letter sent home to parents

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!

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 - cstanton@fourdwellingsacademy.org


Uniform

Click here to download the uniform leaflet

Common Uniform For All Pupils

Academy Blazer

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

White formal shirt

Academy tie

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.

Female Students

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.

Male Students

Plain black 'business style' trousers.

White formal shirts

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

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