Start Of Term Letter - September 2018


7 September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

May I extend a warm welcome back to all parents and carers, including those of our new Year 7 cohort. As the new Principal, I look forward to building on the work of Mrs Yates and the outstanding staff at the Academy. We begin the academic year in a strong position: with another set of good GCSE results this summer, over 90 students on roll in Year 7 and the continued support of Tollbar MAT in modernising the site.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the year ahead. I am very much looking forward to working with you all in my first year as Principal to ensure the best possible outcomes for your child.

Free School Meals

As you may be aware, Lincolnshire County Council has a new process for applying for free school meals. This system is now live for parents and carers to use via the following parent portal link:

If your child has previously been entitled to free school meals or you believe that they may be eligible for them, you need to make an application through the above link. This process must be carried out for pupils in the current Year 7 even if you have previously filled in Academy paperwork. Once you have followed the link, you will be guided through the process. Lincolnshire County Council then checks all eligibility and shares the information with the Academy.

In the interim, please be reassured that free school meals will be provided to any child whose parent/s or carer/s believe that they are eligible for them until the confirmation of eligibility has been confirmed.

Open Evening

Our Open Evening for prospective students will be on Tuesday 25 September 2018. The event will take place between 6:00pm - 8:30pm with presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

Telephone Number

Please be aware that the Academy telephone number has changed. The new telephone number is 01507 353 459.

Please sign your son/daughter’s planner on page 30, the Academy/Home Communications page, to indicate that you have received this letter.

Yours faithfully

Mrs F Green

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