Welcome to year 6 parents, carers and students who will be joining Outwood Academy Brumby in September 2018.
This page is designed to keep you informed about our transition process over the coming months, but to also answer any queries you may have.
Mrs Linda Scott Year 7/8 Learning Manager
Mrs Julie Taylor Inclusion Coordinator
Full transition days: All year 6 students will spend 1 full day at Outwood Academy Brumby following a timetable of lessons and events.
Tuesday 19 June – All primary schools (other than Brumby Juniors and The Grange)
Wednesday 20 June, Thursday 21 June – Half Brumby Juniors students will be split over these two days.
New year 6 Open Evening: Tuesday 26 June – Meet the senior leadership team, your child’s VMG mentor in their classroom, enjoy refreshments and have your questions answered.
Individual tours can be arranged by contacting Mrs Linda Scott at Outwood Academy Brumby.
Q. What date do they start in September?
A. The first day of term for year 7 is Tuesday 4 September 2018.
Q .What are the times of the academy day?
A. All students should arrive promptly for 8:15. A bell will sound at 8:20 for students to move to lesson 1.
Period 1 – 8.25 am to 9.25 am
Period 2 – 9.25 am – 10.25 am
Break/VMG – 10.25 am – 11.00 am
Period 3 – 11.00 am – 12.00pm
Period 4 – 12.00 noon – 12.30 pm
Lunch – 12.30 pm – 1.00pm
Period 4 contd. – 1.00 pm – 1.30 pm
Period 5 – 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Enrichment – 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Students will have a 15 minute break between 10.25 am and 11.00 am
Q. What are the lunch time arrangements for year 7?
A. Year 7 is the only year group on lunch between 12.30pm and 1.00pm. This ensures minimal queuing time and allows them to eat and make new friends in their first year at the academy.
Q. How do you pay for lunch?
A. The academy operates a pay online system, where an account will be set up for each student. Parents can then use the online account to add money or students may use the biometric (fingerprint) system to add money in the academy. Students on free school meals will have their money automatically added to their account for use at lunch time. Log on details will be provided to parents in due course. All students are welcome to bring a packed lunch on days they choose.
Q. How is the uniform provided?
A. A full uniform will be provided, free of charge, for all year 7 students. Trutex (our uniform supplier) will attend each primary school to measure the year 6 students during June/July. They will then deliver the uniform packs to the academy for collection. Uniform can be collected on the morning of Monday 13 August 2018 when you will also have the opportunity to purchase any extra uniform. If you are unable to make that date you can call in to collect your child’s uniform on any day after 13 August. Please note that any exchanges must be done direct with Trutex. There will be uniform ordering / collection days at Outwood Academy Brumby later in the year. (Dates to be arranged and advertised on the academy website).
Q. What are the rules for hair/ makeup/ jewellery?
A. Make up worn by older students should be very discreet. Students will be asked to remove make up if it is not discreet. Hairstyle should be sensible and colours should be natural. Students will not be allowed in to lessons with unnatural hair colour. Hair accessories should be discreet and in black or purple. No scarves or bandanna’s ( unless for religious or medical reasons). No Jewellery is allowed except for a watch and medic alert bracelet or necklace. No body piercings including ear, nose and belly button etc, will be allowed. (Please arrange for any piercings to be done at the beginning of the summer break so they may then be removed in September.) No nail polish or false nails are allowed.
Q. What equipment will my child need?
A. Listed below are the items your child will be expected to bring into the academy every day.
Planner (this is provided by Outwood Academy Brumby)
Bag to carry all essential equipment in.
Outwood Academy Brumby will provide other equipment that students will be expected to bring in every day.