Year 7


Under Step 4 guidelines and the Department for Education Guidance to schools in July, students will no longer be asked to wear face coverings in the Academy unless Public Health Walsall instructs the Academy otherwise. Students using public transport to and from the Academy should wear face coverings.

Social distancing measures will have ceased, but the Academy will still continue with an enhanced cleaning programme, hand washing and increased ventilation of all areas.

All students will be offered two on-site lateral flow tests before they start back at the Academy and should continue to test twice weekly reporting the results on the Academy website and with the NHS.

See here for more information showing how the test works.

If a student displays any Covid-related symptoms they should not come into school – they should book a PCR test and await the result.  Students may be notified by Track and Trace to self-isolate this should be reported to the Academy’s attendance office.

Thursday 2 September 2021 – Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test 1 only (students will then return home)

Friday 3 September 2021 – Year 7 Induction Day

Year 7 students should arrive at 8:15am.  They will be directed to Entrance A and Cloakroom A to drop off their coats.  Students will then have an assembly in the Theatre to find out where their classes are for the term. They will also meet their Personal Tutor and attend some lessons. They will leave at 3.00pm.

First Day/Week Arrangements

Year 7 – Monday 6 September 2021 normal school day

8.00am onwards Year 7 will arrive and be directed to Cloakroom A to wash/sanitise their hands and deposit their coats and bags. They will then be directed to the Restaurant before going to Session 1 from 8.15am. Hand sanitising will be conducted upon arrival to the classroom.

8.30am: Session 1
9.00am – 9.15am: Breakfast Break
11:30am – 11.50am: Personal Tutor time
11.50am: Session 2
12.00pm – 12.30pm: Lunch
3.00pm: Depart

Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test 2 during the school day Tuesday 7 September 2021

Please click here for further details on First Day/Week Arrangements.

Parent/Carers Meetings with Personal Tutors – 7-16 September 2021

Please click here to read about meeting your child’s Personal Tutor.


Year 7 lessons start every day at 8.30am and finish at 3.00pm. 


Covid-19 Risk Assessment

It is a requirement of all students to observe the ‘social distancing’ rules as follows:

  • Do not come to school if you or anyone in your household have any of the Covid-19 symptoms; fever, persistent cough, loss of sense of smell or taste;
  • Wash or sanitise your hands when arriving at school and regularly throughout the day;
  • Avoid touching your face; and
  • Make sure you bring everything you need (e.g. exercise books, completed work, pen, ruler, calculator etc.).

Please click here for guidance on NHS Test and Trace.

Please click here regarding face coverings at the Academy.

Please click here for help with Mental Health.

How to access Show My Homework: Click here

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How to access Microsoft Teams: Click here

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