As we approach the holy month of Ramadan, we appreciate that many of our students are fasting. This year, Ramadan coincides with the exam season for our Year 11 students and our main priorities are: to ensure the welfare of our students, supporting them through their exams and maintaining the highest of standards. We have taken the decision, in discussions with the Council of Mosques and other stakeholders, to amend the academy day for the period of Ramadan.
Please follow the link below for details of the amended academy timings from Monday 5 June until Eid:
Dinner money system
As of Monday 9th May, the main office will not be able to accept dinner money, or issue free dinner tickets under any circumstances.
All pupils must use the two top up machines in Wellington Street, which will accept coins and notes all day, every day. Coins are better, but if using notes, please ensure they are neat and unfolded. To avoid the queuing, it is best to top up before school starts or at the end of the day.
Could you please ensure your child has adequate funds in their account for lunch every day. If, on the rare occasion, your child forgets their dinner money, they will be able to have a lunch for one day only. They will not need to go to the office, as their account will be charged the cost of their lunch up to a maximum of minus £2. They must pay this money back by topping up their account as soon as possible.
This new system will ensure no pupil goes without lunch on the odd occasion they forget their dinner money, provided they top up before purchasing another lunch.
Pupils that receive free school meals will remain unaffected.