Parents Home Page

We hope this section will be helpful and answer most of your queries. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us

If you require a paper copy of the information on this website, please click here to contact the school (paper copies are free of charge to parents / carers).

If you have a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN/D), please also view our "Inclusion - Learning for All" page.



Term Dates

Our School Calendar page provides a list of key dates and events for the term as well as the term dates for the current year and the following year.

Absence from School

General Absence

You will need to notify the Academy on the morning of each day your child misses school. Calls should be made before 8.30am if possible. Your message should be left on the answering service by pressing option 1. After 8.30am, please ask to speak with the Attendance Officer.

Injuries / Mobility Difficulties

If your child has an injury or requires special medical assistance when they return to school, please telephone or email the Academy’s SENDCO (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator) to discuss your child’s mobility needs.  For example, if they need crutches to help them to walk, we will need to make special arrangements for them to move around the academy.  We are required to complete a risk assessment to ensure the safety of your child on site and we can only do this if you let us know in advance of their return to school.  Thank you for your help with this.

Holidays during Term-Time

Holidays during term-time will not be authorised  unless there are exceptional circumstances. Applications for absence should be made in writing to the Attendance Officer.

Consequences of Missing School

For more details about the importance of attendance and the consequences of missing school, please click on the Nottingham City Council website links below:

School Attendance

Consequences of Missing School

Medical Appointments

Where possible, routine doctor and dental appointments for students should be made outside school hours.  If a student has an orthodontist or paediatrician appointment to attend within school hours, the Attendance Officer will require evidence of the appointment, ie, a copy of the appointment letter.

Change of Details (Name, Address, Contact Numbers)

If any of your contact details change, please keep the General Office informed. You can use the Student Data Entry Form (available from our Reception) or you can contact us by phone or email.  It is important that you keep your contact details up to date so that we are able to contact you in the case of an emergency or to discuss your child's progress.

Who can I speak to regarding my Child?

If you have concerns regarding your child or wish to pass on important information regarding your child, the best person to contact is your child's Year Manager. You can do this by calling the Academy's switchboard or via email to the relevant Year Manager (see below).

Year 7 Manager Ms J Jones
Year 8 Manager Mr M Orridge
Year 9 Manager / Head of Year Miss T O'Sullivan
Year 10 Manager Mr M Elland
Year 11 Manager Mr J Lowther
Head of Sixth Form Mr M Cook
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Mrs C Wallis


My Child's Progress

Each Year Group has a Director of Learning (aka Head of Year), and you are more than welcome to arrange to meet with them to discuss your child's progress. Due to teaching and management demands on their time, it will be necessary to phone beforehand to arrange a convenient appointment time. You can do this by calling the Academy's switchboard or via email to the relevant Director of Learning (see below).

Director of Learning - Year 7 & 8 Miss E Kelly
Director of Learning - Year 9 & 10 Mr J Simmons
Director of Learning - Year 11 Ms C Stopard
Head of Sixth Form Mr M Cook
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Ms C Wallis
Concerns about a Child's Welfare (Safeguarding)

If you have concerns about a child's welfare, the best course of action is to contact the local Duty Team and outline your worries.  If you believe that there is criminal activity involved, please contact the Police by dialling 101.  Safeguarding of young people within in the Academy is managed by a specialist team - please visit the 'Keeping Safe' page of our website, which outlines the support available.

Complaints / Feedback

If you wish to make a complaint or would like to give feedback to recognise success, please outline your observations in writing to Mrs T Sadler, PA To the Senior Leadership Team. Our Complaints Policy can be found on our School Policies page.