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Canteen Menu

Please see a sample of the food we are offering in our canteen at break and lunchtime:

An example of menu choices and price guide

Please note that Belfairs Academy operates a cashless card system

Item

Cost

Prices and availability of items are subject to change

Chips

65p

Daily choice of Chef's special

£1.10

Daily choice of dessert

65p

Daily choice of freshly made wraps, small and large rolls

85p - £1.40

Daily choice of homemade cakes, biscuits and muffins

45p - 65p

Daily choice of homemade soup with slice of bread

70p

Daily choice of main meal

£1.10

Daily choice of pizza

£1.10 - £1.20

Daily choice of vegetarian or salad option

£1.10

Fish & Chips (Friday's only)

£1.75

Fresh fruit

35p

Fresh fruit salad

£1.10

Panini

£1.60

Potatoes

50p

Rolls

£1.10

Sandwiches

£1.25



 

Code of Behaviour read more

Read our code of conduct for students in the classroom.

 

Curriculum - KS4/KS5

The Academy is delivering the new three-year KS4 programme which starts with our Year 9 students. Attached is a list of the courses that we offer for 2014-2015 alongside the relevant exam boards.


For details of our exam policies please click here

 

Exams

Here you will find information regarding Exams at Belfairs Academy, should you require any further information please do get in touch with us directly.


JCQ Information for Candidates:

http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents


Curriculum

The Academy is delivering the new three-year KS4 programme which starts with our Year 9 students. Attached is a list of the courses that we offer for 2015/2016 alongside the relevant exam boards.


Exam Policies

For details of our exam policies please click here


Summer 2016 Exam Timetables

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

We have a large number of clubs and activities during and outside of normal school hours for our students to enjoy throughout the academic year. These range from sporting activities to music, arts and crafts, gardening and film. Details are usually announced at the start of each new term.

 

Homework read more

Learn about Belfair's homework policies and resources.

 

Jack Petchey Foundation

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Jack Petchey is an East End entrepeneur. He is 88 years old and his is a real 'rags to riches' story. He was born into a poor working class family in the East End in 1925 and left school with no qualifications at age 13. Jack joined the Navy and upon his discharge bought his first second hand car and started a taxi business. He worked long and hard, overcoming adversity and became a multi-millionaire through his various business ventures.

in 1999 he established the Jack Petchey Foundations which has so far has given £85 million to support youth projects. Jack seeks to increase young people's aspirations by rewarding their achievements and encouraging them to take pride in what they have done.

In 2012, Jack was awarded the CBE in recognition of his services to young people. More than anything he believes that people should think of others and give back to society, no matter how small an act of kindness of generosity, he wants young people to know that in giving, you also receive and the world is a better place for it!

Belfairs are proud to be part of such a fantastic scheme that recognises the achievements and challenges that our students are presented with throughout school and young adult life. As a result we would like to share the successes of our students through the Jack Petchey award scheme and acknowledge those who are facing challenging circumstances and overcoming barriers, and excellence either in school or outside in the community.

We have 9 awards per academic year, where our Jack Petchey committee consisting of Year 10 students meet monthly and choose a winner from student nominations.  The winner is then announced in assemblies and receives a special Jack Petchey certificate and pin badge.

Every year all winners are invited to attend, alongside their family and friends, to a celebration event along with other schools in the community where they are presented with a medallion by a representative from the Jack Petchey Foundation.   

For details on recent nominated students and winners of this award please click here


 

Learning Resource Centre

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 07:45 - 16:00 / Friday 07:45 - 15:30

Our Learning Resource Centre at Belfairs Academy is equipped with excellent resources to support all curriculum areas. It offers a vibrant, friendly environment for all types of study. The LRC also has computers, multimedia and the facility to print your work in black and white or colour.

Our Resources:

  • Over 10,000 books
  • Popular Magazines
  • CD-ROMs and DVDs
  • Newspapers
  • Computers
  • Photocopying & printing facilities
  • Eclipse Online Library
  • Homework Club every Tuesday 14:45 - 15:15 with the Co-educators
  • Homework Support every day after school until 16:00 with Miss Hawkes
  • LRC Ambassadors

The LRC also has dedicated quiet study areas for students to come along before school, during break and lunchtime, and after school to complete homework. The LRC manger is always on hand for advice and support.

The LRC also offers an array of supervised games and activities to entertain students before school, during break, lunchtime and after school. Students from all years can borrow books, read, play chess, Jenga, and Connect 4, learn Origami or even master the Rubiks cube.

Special Events:

Special events are a regular feature in the LRC. In the past few months we have hosted Roald Dahl Day, Halloween/Gothic Literature week, Books for Boys and a wonderful Harry Potter Christmas Quiz.

Spring/Summer Term:

  • Every Wednesday break and lunchtime, we are hosting Cartoon Drawing, students from all years are mastering the art of drawing the Simpsons!
  • Every Thursday and Friday is movie club. Students can come along and watch a movie during break and lunch, they are also welcome to bring their lunch along.
  • Throughout May - Books for Girls
  • Throughout May/June - Big Belfairs Quiz - Theme: Star Wars
  • Throughout June - Belfairs Big Book Bonanza

LRC Ambassadors

We are very lucky to have 7 LRC Ambassadors who are on hand to help before school, break times and after school. These are:

Olivia Solomons
Vivienne Wade
Ashley Oakley
James Beasley
Luke Cook
Jacob Harwood
James Hayhurst

See what we have been up to in the LRC this year !



 

Lockers

Lockers

How do I get a locker?

All Year 7 students are issued with a locker as required. There are a set amount of lockers available per year group in each college and we encourage our Year 7 students to secure these within the first two days.

To secure a locker you can pay a £5 refundable deposit via www.parentpay.com with your login.

Lockers are allocated on a first come first served basis. Years 8-11 are offered remaining lockers once our new Year 7 students have been in the Academy for two days.

How do I pay for my locker?

To secure a locker you can pay a £5 refundable deposit via www.parentpay.com or visit your College Office on the first two days of term.

What sort of padlock do I need?

A 40mm wide padlock with a maximum 6.3mm clasp with a combination lock (this is recommended rather than a key which can be lost).Padlock

Where can I get this?

You can buy your padlock yourself or buy one from your College Office. They cost £5 and you will need to have this amount on your card.

What happens if I forget the combination number?

If you have forgotten your number (and haven't written it down somewhere) the only solution is for us to cut your padlock. You will then need to purchase another one. When you purchase your padlock from the College Office we record the number so you may return to us for a reminder if you forget it.

What happens if I damage my locker?

You will lose your £5 deposit and have to pay for the damage.

What happens if my locker is damaged and it is not my fault?

If your locker is damaged the person responsible will pay for it to be repaired. If another locker is available we will re-issue one while it is being repaired.

What happens at the end of the year?

If your locker is clean and tidy, and free from damage, you will get your £5 back. You can then apply for a new locker for the following year. If you have not looked after your locker properly you will not be entitled to apply for a new locker.


 

Lost Property

Lost property is kept in Reception. Any named items that come to lost property are returned to the student directly. Any unnamed uniform items and equipment are kept in Reception for half a term after which they are donated to charity.

If a student loses an item of uniform or equipment they should visit Reception during break or lunchtime to retrieve it as soon as possible. If the lost item is PE or Dance kit, they should go to the relevant department first, and then Reception if they have still not found it.

We ask parents to ensure that all uniform and equipment is clearly named so that any lost items can be returned to students directly.

 

Merchandise

Parents can purchase the following items through Parent Pay: 

 Students will be able to collect the items from Reprographics during break or lunchtimes only. 

Belfairs_Academy_Umbrella

Belfairs Academy Umbrella £15.00 

Belfairs_Academy_Sports_Bag

 Belfairs Academy Sports Bag  £1.00 

Belfairs_Academy_Backpack

 Belfairs Academy Backpack  £7.00

Belfairs_Academy_Scarf

 Belfairs Academy Scarf  £10.00 

Belfairs_Academy_Hat

Belfairs Academy Hat  £3.00 

Belfairs_Academy_Pencil_Case

Belfairs Academy Pencil Case Set £3.00 

Belfairs_Academy_Highlighter

Belfairs Academy Highlighter £2.00 

 

Show My Homework

Notice: February 2016

As you are probably aware, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer 10 and below on 12th January 2016. Show My Homework have also notified us that any future updates won't include support for Internet Explorer 10 and below. What this means in practice is that if your computer hasn't been upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 you may not be able to access Show My Homework. You can of course use other web browsers to do this.

The Academy are currently upgrading to Internet Explorer 11. So that we can continue to set homework during this transition we will use students' journals as-well until further notice.



We have launched Show My Homework, we hope that this service will provide parents with an insight into how much and what type of homework our students receive. More importantly, we hope that it will improve our students' organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.

Please follow click on the link below to access Show My Homework.

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Student Support read more

You can talk to tutors, Wellbeing managers or nurses about any topic.

 

Student Magazine - The Phoenix

The Phoenix is the Academy magazine, made by the students, for the students, to celebrate success and to provide an ambitious avenue for students to have a taster at being reporters on news that is important to them. It also gives staff another means to communicate with the students as a whole and build upon our school community. The Phoenix is just one of our literacy initiatives in place here at the Academy, please visit the literacy tab to find out more.