Equipment

What equipment will my child need?

  • Pencil case.
  • Good quality ball-point pens (including a red pen).
  • Pencils – a variety (2B and 4B for Art).
  • Coloured pencils.
  • A 30cm plastic ruler.
  • Highlighter pens.
  • A rubber and pencil sharpener (no penknives please).
  • A glue stick.
  • An inexpensive pair of compasses and a 180°or 360° protractor.
  • An inexpensive set of earbuds or headphones.
  • A Calculator – CASIOFX-83GT PLUS will be available to purchase from the Mathematics Department in September (current price £9.00); alternatively it should be available to purchase from high street stores e.g. WH Smith. [Please note: the scientific calculator must be available for science, technology and mathematics lessons]
  • An art sketch book available from the Academy (£1.00).
  • Collins pocket English dictionary.
  • Collins pocket French, German or Spanish dictionary (depending which language is
    to be studied).
  • Re-useable water bottle.
  • Apron (for use in subjects where an apron is required ie food, art, technology)
  • Packet of tissues
  • A4 size whiteboard required along with dry-wipe pen

YEAR 8 ONLY

  • Micro:bit for Computech and Computer Science lessons (link)

Please note, for safety reason, the following items are not allowed:

  • Scissors
  • Liquid ink erasers, such as Tippex

  • Pencil case.
  • Good quality ball-point pens (including a red pen).
  • Pencils —a variety (2B and 4B for Art ).
  • Coloured pencils.
  • A 30cm plastic ruler.
  • Highlighter pens.
  • A rubber and pencil sharpener (no penknives please).
  • A glue stick.
  • An inexpensive pair of compasses and a 180°or 360° protractor.
  • An inexpensive set of earbuds or headphones (if taking ICT)
  • A Calculator – CASIOFX-83GT PLUS will be available to purchase from the Mathematics Department in September (current price £9.00); alternatively it should be available to purchase from high street stores e.g. WH Smith. Please note: the scientific calculator must be available for science, technology and mathematics lessons
  • Art and Photography sketch book available from the Academy (£2.00).
  • Art and Photography equipment packs will be available to purchase from September (a letter will be sent home to Art and Photography students with details).
  • Collins pocket English dictionary.
  • Collins pocket French, German or Spanish dictionary (depending which language is to be studied).
  • Re-useable water bottle.
  • Apron (for use in subjects where an apron is required ie food, art, technology)
  • Packet of tissues
  • A4 size whiteboard required along with dry-wipe pen

Please note, for safety reason, the following items are not allowed:

  • Scissors
  • Liquid ink erasers, such as Tippex

  • Pencil case
  • Good quality ball-point pens (including a red pen)
  • Pencils
  • A 30 cm plastic ruler
  • Highlighter pens
  • A stapler and small hole punch
  • A rubber and pencil sharpener (no penknives please)
  • A glue stick
  • A rough note book
  • Collins pocket English dictionary
  • A lever arch folder and set of dividers for each course
  • Re-useable water bottle
  • Apron (for use in subjects where an apron is required ie food, art, technology)
  • Packet of tissues

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

  • A Calculator — Casio FX-991 EX Classwiz, available to purchase via Parent Pay for £20, alternativelyit should be available to purchase from high street stores e.g. WH Smith.
  • Art and Photography, a selection of sketch books and presentation folders are available from the Academy (starting at £4.00).
  • Collins pocket French, German or Spanish dictionary (depending which language is to be studied}.

Please note that for safety reasons liquid ink erasers, such as Tippex, are not allowed.

How will my child know what books to bring?

Your child should check their timetable each evening and pack their bag ready for the next day.

All students are issued with their own planner at the beginning of each term for this purpose.

It acts as:

  • A diary for daily work.
  • A place to record work to complete at home.

Students are expected to enter the following information daily:

  • Full particulars of each homework set, written clearly.
  • Day/date when completed homework is due and any special arrangements for handing in.

The planner is an important record document; we therefore expect students to maintain them appropriately.

Students will be expected to replace their planner if they are not maintained impeccably.

We would encourage you to check your child’s planner regularly in order to satisfy yourself that homework has been properly completed.