Primary to Secondary Transition
At Greensward Academy we offer all our students a broad and balanced curriculum together with an impressive extra-curricular programme of clubs and activities in a wide variety of subjects and sports which can be viewed here.
We have high standards and expectations of our students and high quality staff who are always willing to help and support both in lessons and pastorally and whose aim is to ensure every student achieves their best. Secondary school is very different to primary school; students are put into forms of approximately thirty students, each with their own tutor who will generally stay with them until they leave in Year 11. Each subject will be taught by a different teacher who is a specialist in that area. Sometimes they will have more than one teacher per subject. Students will be set in all subjects according to their ability.
Year 7 is led by Miss K Brooks who is a static Head of Year and who will meet with parents during the primary transition process either during your personal consultation meetings or at the parents' information evening. Overall in charge of Student Development is Mrs F Hill-David, Vice Principal who is also the named person for Child Protection. And of course, Mrs K Scarnell is the Principal.
Mrs D Camy is our Admissions Officer and she is in charge of the administration of the admissions and the transition process and will be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding this. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01702 202571 ext 1259.
Miss K Brooks
Head of Year 7
Mrs F Hill-David
Mrs K Scarnell
Mrs D Camy
September 2019 Intake
The application period for the September 2019 intake closed on 31 October 2018. Parents will receive confirmation of places on National Officer Day (1 March 2019).
Greensward Academy's determined admission arrangements can be viewed here
Science Primary Challenge Day
On 25 September Miss O'Connell welcomed students from our local primary schools to attend a Science challenge day. In usual Miss O'Connell fashion, she turned her classroom into a crime scene for which the primary school students had to put on their forensic hats and solve the crime of the stolen chocolate.
During the day the children had a chance to complete flame tests to examine the mysterious salt found by the crime scene, chromatography to solve whose pen had been used to write the note and the day finished off with the students getting our suspects fingerprints as our final piece of evidence to catch the suspect.
Once all evidence was collected students had to present their evidence to court.
A fun day was had by everyone involved, including the poor Mr Brook (one of our primary school science leaders) who was blamed for the missing chocolate!