We are looking forward to welcoming our new intake of students into Year 7 in September 2017. At Greensward Academy we offer all our students a broad and balanced curriculum together with an impressive extra-curricular programme of clubs and activities in a wide variety of subjects and sports which can be viewed here.
We have high standards and expectations of our students and high quality staff who are always willing to help and support both in lessons and pastorally and whose aim is to ensure every student achieves their best. Secondary school is very different to primary school; students are put into forms of approximately thirty students, each with their own tutor who will generally stay with them until they leave in Year 11. Each subject will be taught by a different teacher who is a specialist in that area. Sometimes they will have more than one teacher per subject. Students will be set in all subjects according to their ability.
Year 7 will be led by Mr C Butterworth who is a static Head of Year and who you will be meeting during the primary transition process either during your personal consultation meetings or at the parents' information evening. Years 7 and 8 form the Lower School and this is led by Miss N Geeson, Director of Lower School, who will be joining us in September. Overall in charge of Student Development is Mrs F Hill-David, Vice Principal who is also the named person for Child Protection. And of course, Mrs K Scarnell is the Principal.
Mrs D Camy is our Admissions Officer and she is in charge of the administration of the admissions and the transition process and will be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding this. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01702 202571 ext 1259
National Offer Day - 1 March 2017 - you will receive a letter from the council with regards to the secondary school that your child will attend in September. You will receive a letter from Greensward Academy shortly to confirm your child's place which will include the admissions form. This must be completed and returned by Friday 18 March in order to confirm that you will be taking up this place.
Congratulations to all the pupils who have secured a place at Greensward Academy in September. We look forward to meeting you all.
What happens now?
April 2017 - You will receive paperwork from Greensward Academy regarding your child's personal consultation appointment.
May 2017 - New starter packs which include details relating to your child's admission to the academy will be sent to you. This will contain all sorts of useful information such as a uniform list, parents evening details, induction days details, instrument tuition, lockers and term dates.
June 2017 - Parents Information Evening will be held on 14 June 2017.
July 2017 - Two day induction will be held (details in new starter pack). Final details/first day letter will be sent out. Students will also received their Student Guide.
4 September 2017 - Year 7 Bonding Day.
On Wednesday 22 March, thirty Year 5 and 6 students from our local primary schools were invited to tackle a Drama challenge; making a play in a day.
The children arrived from Westerings, Plumberow, Ashingdon and Hockley at the start of the school day, filled with enthusiasm and eager to participate. Friendships were formed quickly as the children got to know each other through a series of icebreaker activities.
Auditions were held during period one and after break, the cast were ready to rehearse and put the play together. They worked with a play written by Miss Frith, ‘The Wizard of Omigozz’ which was adapted and developed throughout periods two and three. A range of drama techniques were explored by the children, including physical theatre, narration, choral speech and song, and by period four… we were off to see the Wizard.
The performance was presented to parents and staff from the primary schools and Greensward in the afternoon and was hailed as a great success by all.
Read what our Year 7 students think about Greensward and click on the links below the pictures to see what life is like at Greensward Academy.
"I had two friends at my primary school but here I've got lots of new ones from all sorts of different schools. I really like Art and I think I'm quite good at it. I like drama and acting - we didn't do much at my primary school, we didn't really do languages either but I am enjoying French and ICT. There are hundreds of computers here. I even like Maths, but not just because I share a birthday with my Maths teacher. Music is really good too. I really like it here. The teachers tell me to make sure my shirt is tucked in - uniform is very important at Greensward."