Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and students who will be joining Outwood Academy Foxhills in September 2016.
This page is designed to keep you informed about our transition process over the coming months, but also to ensure that any queries you might have are answered.
Mrs Lynnette Rickell (PLC Manager)
Miss Sue Walmsley (Inclusion Co-ordinator)
Full transition days: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June 2016 (Year 6 children spend 2 full days at the academy)
Open Evening: Thursday 30th June 2016, 5.30pm – 8.00pm (an opportunity to meet Heads of Department and to take part in some fun practical activities).
Please note that Individual tours can be arranged by contacting PA to the Principal.
Q. When is the first day for Year 7 new starters?
A. The first day of term for Year 7 is Tuesday 6th September 2016
Q. What are the times of the academy day for Year 7 students?
A. All students should be in school at 8:15am prompt
A movement bell will sound at 8:20am
Period 1: 8.25am – 9.25am
Period 2: 9.25am – 10:25am
Break / VMG – 10:25am – 11:00am
Period 3: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Period 4: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Period 4: 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Period 5: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Enrichment: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Q. What are the lunchtime arrangements for Year 7?
A. Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12:30pm and 1:00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering provided by the academy operates a “Pay Online” system. Parents can load student accounts from home, or students can add money using their PIN number at the academy. We will provide log-on details for parents in due course. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
Q. How is the school uniform organised?
A. We will provide a full uniform for all Year 7 students. Trutex (uniform supplier) will attend each primary school to measure Year 6 students during June/July. They will deliver the uniform packs to the academy for parents to collect. There will be 2 uniform ordering/collection days at Outwood Academy Foxhills later on in the year (dates TBA and will be advertised on the website).
Q. Jewellery, hair and makeup – are there any dos and don’ts?
A. No jewellery is allowed, except a wrist watch and a Medic Alert necklace or bracelet. No body-piercings, including ear, nose and belly button, are allowed.
No nail polish and no false nails.
Any make-up worn by older students should be very discreet. Students are asked to remove make-up if it is not discreet.
Hairstyles should be sensible and colours should be natural. No student will be allowed into lessons with unnatural hair colour. Hair accessories should be discreet, no scarves or bandanna’s (unless for religious reasons).
Q. What equipment will my child need?
A. Listed below are the items that your child is required to bring into school everyday:
*A pencil sharpener
*A Planner (this is provided by Outwood Academy Foxhills)
*A bag to carry the essential equipment in.