Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and students who will be joining Outwood Academy Portland in September 2017. This page is designed to keep you informed about our transition process over the academic year, but also to ensure that any queries you might have are answered.
Mr D Smith (Vice Principal)
Mr G Turner (Assistant Principal)
Year 5 Transition day: Wednesday 12th July (Year 5 children spend a full day at the academy)
Year 6 transition days: Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July (Year 6 children spend 3 full days at the academy)
Year 4 and 5 Open Evening and Year 6 Information Evening: Tuesday 4th July, 4.30pm – 7pm. An opportunity to meet Heads of Department and to take part in some fun, practical activities. Y6 parents are encouraged to attend one of the 30 minute presentations which will take place.
Year 6 Summer School: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 26th, 27th, 28th of July.
*Dates are subject to change.
What are the times of the academy day for Year 7 students?
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
What are the lunchtime arrangements for Year 7?
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 finger recognition stations at the academy. We will provide log-on details for parents in due course. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
How is the school uniform organised?
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. The uniform packs can be collected from Outwood Academy Portland during the summer holidays, this date will be confirmed nearer the time. You may exchange uniform that does not fit and place further orders at this event. However, we recommend you order extra supplies at the beginning of the holidays to ensure arrival before the start of term. We ask that parents purchase plain black shoes as well as non-marking trainers for PE.The uniform packs can be collected from Outwood Academy Portland on Wednesday 2nd August, between 10am and 3.30pm, time slots will be allocated via primary schools.
You may exchange uniform that does not fit and place further orders at these event, there will be changing facilities to “try for size”.. However, we recommend you order extra supplies at the beginning of the holidays to ensure arrival before the start of term. We ask that parents purchase plain black shoes as well as non-marking trainers for PE
Jewellery, hair and makeup – are there any do’s and don’ts?
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 bandanas (unless for religious reasons).
What equipment will my child need?
A pencil sharpener
How do I apply for my child’s bus pass?
Bus passes can be requested from Nottinghamshire County Council and there are two way of doing this:
1. Telephone Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080, choose option 4 then option 2.
2. Online at Nottinghamshire.gov.uk/schooltravel-under16, from here there is the option to apply online or download an application.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ferrarelli or Mrs Mcauley on 01909 471010. Alternatively you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.