Help and Information

School Secretaries
When you visit or telephone the School (01872 530675 or 530583) a secretary will be on duty in the first office marked “Reception” and can help on general arrangements or appointments.

These may be:

  • Mrs Hadden
  • Mrs Barrett
  • Mrs Richards

They will be pleased to help you or answer any questions.

The Form Tutor/Co-Tutor
In most instances your child’s form tutor/co-tutor is your first contact. They are called “tutors” because they take a keen interest in each of their form’s education and well being. The form tutor will know your child well and will be able to advise you on social and academic progress.

Student Support Managers
Our Student Support Managers work with tutors to support our students and parents with pastoral issues and concerns. If you are unable to contact your child’s tutor, then please contact Nicki Mitchell for Lower School or Hannah Tame for Upper School.

College Leaders
Your son/daughter has been allocated to one of five College Houses. Each House has a College Leader (Assistant or Deputy Headteacher). These have an overview (working with Learning Leaders) of attendance, progress and serious behaviour concerns of students within their house. They are a point of contact for serious concerns in these areas.

Subject Departments Groups of teachers teaching similar subjects are called departments. The Teaching Team Leader is responsible for that subject so if your enquiry is subject specific it may be better to consult direct with the subject teacher or the Teaching Team Leader.

Learning Leaders For problems associated with learning, progress, social issues or factors affecting performance at school you can also contact the Learning Leader for Upper school (Years 9, 10, 11) or Lower school (Years 6, 7 & 8).

Assistant Headteachers Mr Martin White (SENDCo), Mr Nick Campbell (Progress Lead), Mrs Lenka Chanter (Teaching and Learning) and Mrs Polly Tonkins (Student Voice) all play a vital role in the leadership and day to day running of the Academy. They oversee the many departments within the school and are Heads of the Colleges within the School.

Deputy Headteacher Mr Richard Clarke, assists the Headteacher with the organisation of the school. He can speak for teachers or the Headteacher on matters concerning examinations, curriculum, timetable, future prospects and any matters that may arise.

Headteacher The Headteacher carries the responsibility for the organisation, supervision and all matters relating to the Academy and Multi-Academy Trust. This includes maintaining and developing the Ethos and Vision of our inclusive community school and any matters that may arise.

Where appropriate it is, advised in the first instance to address specific enquiries to the appropriate member of staff as outlined on this page.

Term-Time Absences Amendments to the Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1 September 2013 state that Headteachers may not grant any absence for holidays during term time.  Absence may be granted where exceptional circumstances are demonstrated.  In these cases, it is the Headteacher who determines the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.  Please see our Student Leave Request form with further details.