Secondary School Entrance Changes

From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.  

All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.

The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building. 

Code of Conduct

Safe and Calm
  • Wear the correct uniform at all times
  • Not be seen with electronic equipment/phones/MP3s/earphones in the academy and ensure such items are switched off at all times. If seen they will be confiscated and returned only to parents
  • Do not bring valuable or expensive items or large sums of money into the academy: the academy does not accept an responsibility for the loss or replacement of any items which ought not be seen in the academy
  • Excessive jewellery is not permitted. One pair of stud, gold or silver, earrings are allowed if smaller than 3 mm in diameter. ‘Rocks’, dangling or hooped earrings are not allowed. Boys cannot wear earrings. Facial/nose/tongue piercings are forbidden. Make up, nail polish, acrylic nails and hair dye are not allowed. Hairstyles must not have designs shaved into them or be shorter than a no.3 cut and no beards or moustaches for boys save for religious reasons
  • Remain silent and listen carefully when the teacher is talking to the class
  • Sit in lessons according to the teacher’s seating plan
  • In lesson time, remember that the bell is the teacher’s signal to end the lesson
  • Never wear hoods or caps on the academy site
  • Never bring dangerous items into the academy, such as knives, lighters, matches or imitation/any other weapons
  • Always walk, keeping to the left, in corridors calmly and with a minimum of noise
Arriving on time
  • Arrive in the academy no later than 0820
  • Be punctual to all your lessons, arrive before the late bell
  • Aim at 100% attendance to the academy
Ready to work
  • Carry your Learning Journal at all times
  • Be properly equipped: a BDA bag, books, DEAR book, pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, calculator, PE kit on the relevant day
  • Stand behind your chair at the start of every lesson until the teacher asks you to be seated
  • Never eat or chew in lessons, drink only water in lessons when permitted
  • Have your Learning Journal open on your desk at the start of every lesson
  • Stop any noise or distraction when the teacher is ready to start the lesson
  • Always listen carefully, always do your best
  • Put your hand up if you wish to contribute to the lesson
  • Go to the toilet in break/lunch time and never during valuable lesson time
Taking Pride in Your Work
  • Look after your workbooks and ensure they are free from graffiti and doodles. Remember they have a wide audience: your teacher, parent(s) , subject leaders, the Operational and Strategic Leadership teams, Governors, Inspectors
  • Underline titles with a ruler, set out your work neatly and date it
  • Record your homework in your Learning Journal
  • Record all that you have learnt in your Learning Journal
  • Meet all your deadlines for work, homework and coursework
  • Know your most recent levels/grades, your target levels/grades and how to reach them
  • Act on teachers’ advice when your work is marked and commented upon
Being Thoughtful of Others
  • Encourage good relationships with one another
  • Line up sensibly before lessons, entering quietly
  • Remember that the classroom is always a place of learning
  • Do not call out in class; raise your hand to make a contribution
  • Never encourage anyone who is stopping the learning of others
  • Report any abusive language, aggression, homophobic, racist or sexist comments
  • Respect and be proud of the environment, keep it litter-free
  • Show good manners and respect to all staff and visitors in the academy, as well as to one another
  • Work together to ensure that everyone connected with the academy is free from prejudice and bullying, including inappropriate and hurtful use of the internet/mobile technologies

“…in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you…”

Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 7 Verse 12

Attendance Matters
  • Students should aim at 100% attendance.
  • Missing days at the academy are costly: 6 lessons a day is over 5 hours of your learning gone and it is very difficult to get this back.
  • If you are absent from the academy please ask your parent/carer to phone the Attendance Officer on 020 8735 4950 before 0830 on the first day of your absence.
  • When you return to the academy bring a note which explains your absence and hand it to your advisor.
  • If for any reason you miss morning or afternoon registration you must sign in for health and safety reasons to the academy at reception. Two lates in a week means you will have a SLT detention on Friday night. Later than 08:35 on any one day means you have a SLT detention: you will have a sticker placed in your planner.
  • If you are late in the morning without a note from home that has a valid reason more than 5 times you may be sent home until your parent can come into the academy to have a punctuality review meeting.
  • If you are later than the late bell to lessons more than twice you will have an SLT detention on Friday evening.
  • Persistent truancy may result in exclusion.
  • The academy actively discourages holidays being taken during the term. Learning time is too valuable. Any application for authorisation of a holiday in term time for any length of time must be made in writing at least two weeks before departure.
  • Students who have a low attendance rate (i.e. below 84%) will be referred to the Education Welfare Service and their parents may be prosecuted.