Parent communications

We are using School Gateway for our communication with parents. Please download the app for smartphones to get the most up to dat information from the Academy.

Please use parent pay for school lunches, trips, transport and the purchase of small items. Please feel free to contact us for support in setting up your account.

Parent teacher meetings

Please register for parents evenings through the School Gateway App, or directly via the parents evening booking system. You will need to log on using the information the school holds on your contact details. Should you have any difficulties, please contact us on 01237 431969.


When students go away from the Academy for a residential visit we have insurance cover for medical expenses, personal accident compensation, and loss or theft of personal property and money.

This insurance will also cover certain one-day visits out of college, and we will notify parents of each case when we ask you to sign a consent form for the visit.

For the rest of the time, when your child is at school there is no insurance cover unless you as parents wish to take that out. If you should wish to do so, then you should contact your insurance broker who will advise you.

You can arrange this as an extra to a household contents insurance, especially if your child brings valuable property (e.g. musical instruments) into school.

The Academy does not accept liability for loss or damage to students’ personal property bought on to the premises.

Google Classroom

Google provides a powerful and engaging workspace for students to easily identify deadlines and manage their workload. This system will provide notifications to parents, called Guardian Notifications.

You will receive an invite from the school which will let you select how frequently you would like these emails from Google Classroom, updating you on the progress your child is making and any upcoming homework due dates.