Entering and exiting the site
The one-way Bath Road entrance and exit can be used for drop-off (but not for parking). There is a new pedestrian access from Bath Road, which runs alongside the vehicle exit road. Alternatively, the school can be approached on foot through the Taylor Wimpey development, from Southcote Lane. There is no drop-off or parking facility on Ruhemann Street. There is no visitor parking on site, so I would suggest that you park at Prospect Park if needed.
Arrangements for each year group:
- Thursday 6th September = Key stage 4 induction:
o Year 10 only: 9:00 – 12:00
o Year 9 only: 12:30 – 15:30
- Friday 7th September = Key stage 3 induction:
o Year 7 only: 9:00 – 12:00
o Year 8 only: 12:30 – 15:30
The details of induction
Students may arrive 15 minutes before the start of their induction session; they should wear school uniform (no shorts) and bring the usual daily equipment with them (black pen, pencil, ruler, calculator, reading book) and, if they wish, a water bottle. In addition to looking around our new facilities, each student will be given their new timetable, planner and rough book. Locker allocations will be made and biometric data will be recorded to enable payment to be made using ParentPay for food purchased in our restaurant or café, which is cashless. This is for students who did provide this information last term; a parental consent form needs to be received before we can do this. Whilst we are waiting for our outdoor sports facilities to be completed (January 2019), there is, unfortunately, no outdoor space to play football, so these should not be brought to school.
The start of term 1 for all students is on Monday 10th September; gates open at 8:30 and learning begins at 8:50. Staff will be on hand to direct students to the theatre.
Wrap around care
Wrap around care starts that evening and, whilst free of charge, should be booked via ParentPay. The daily cost for social time (16:30 – 18:00 (17:30 on a Friday)) is £4.00, which is also bookable on ParentPay.
Visit the school
If you would also like an opportunity to visit the school; we are offering tours between 16:00 and 18:00 on Friday 7th September. In the meantime, you can view some photographs of the new accommodation on our website, which also includes a copy of the site plans.