|Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2018||4 pm on Thursday 29 March 2018. Any appeal forms received after this date will be considered a late appeal and may not be heard until September 2018. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.|
|Appeals will take place on||A general meeting, known as stage 1, for all parents appealing on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 6.15 pm at Mossbourne Community Academy.
Individual “stage 2” hearings will be held on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May 2018, depending on the number of appeals for the school. The venue for the hearings will Mossbourne Victoria Park School. These hearings are held during the day and you will be given an allocated time for your hearing.
|Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel||At least 10 school days before the hearing|
|Any additional or supporting evidence||Friday 18 May 2018. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account.|
|Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel||By Friday 11 May 2018|
These appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged with the Clerk. Unless you waive this right, you will be given 10 school days’ notice of the hearing. Additional evidence must be sent to the Clerk to the panel not later than 5 working days before the hearing. Decision letters are dispatched 5 working days after the hearing. The form can be found here.
Our students study a curriculum which is broad and balanced. A main focus is mastery in the core areas of English, Maths and Science, in which students will spend over half of lesson time.
As well as studying this core curriculum, students study:
This curriculum allows a balance between academic, creative and practical subjects and ensures that students develop a range of knowledge and skills.
Students will also participate in two Guided Reading sessions each week. Students are grouped by reading age and read, discuss and review literature which will challenge and inspire them. These sessions are led by a member of staff but the onus is very much on the students to develop their oracy through public reading and debate/discussion.
In the Enrichment Programme, students join clubs and societies to broaden their horizons and extend their skills and areas of interest. From Debating, Chess, Origami, Badminton, Film Club, Biological Drawing, Music Appreciation and many more, students can choose from a wide and exciting range of Enrichment activities.
Finally, students have a Prep session at the end of each day. This allows them to:
Prep allows students to develop independent study skills and take ownership of their own learning.
Students take part in the following number of lessons in each subject per week:
English – 4
Maths – 4
Science – 4
Modern Foreign Languages – 3
Art, Design and Technology – 2
Physical Education – 2
History – 1
Religious Studies – 1
Geography – 1
Music – 1
Drama – 1
Coding – 1
Guided Reading – 2
Prep – 5