Welcome to year 6 parents, carers and students who will be joining Outwood Academy Brumby in September 2020.
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.
Linda Scott Year 7 Learning Manager
Cath Lewis SENDCO
Julie Taylor Inclusion Coordinator
Q. What date do they start in September?
A. The first day of term for year 7 is Friday 4 September 2020.
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) normally attends each primary school to measure the year 6 students during June/July but this year we have asked parents to order uniform on line via special links for boys/girls. Trutex will then deliver the uniform packs to the academy. The proposed dates for collection are:-
Collection Date – Friday 31st July 2020
Exchange Date – Monday 3rd August 2020
We will contact you again nearer the collection date with arrangements for the day as we will need to ensure that we
practice social distancing and appropriate safeguarding for yourselves and staff.
Should you discover that the uniform you have ordered does not fit, there will be a return and exchange day held the following day (Monday 3 August) at the school. Again, it will be necessary to manage this day carefully to protect everyone and further details will be given nearer the time.
Please be aware that this process will only be for the order of your free uniform bundle and additional uniform that you wish to buy will need to be purchased from Trutex online or a local stockist as usual. 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.