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Learn about our curriculum and the qualification routes thereafter.
Learn about our curriculum and the qualification routes thereafter.
Every year students at Belfairs Academy are invited to take part in a variety of educational trips and visits to a range of locations both in the UK and abroad. Details of the trips for this academic year will be posted on this page below.
To ensure visits can be made as safe as possible, the Academy has a policy, procedure and guidance that informs staff about what they should consider when organising a visit.
To support staff, the Academy also has an Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC).
The EVC has the role of ensuring the Academy’s duty of care for the health & safety of students while on educational trips and visits is complied with.
This is done by ensuring that teachers and others who organise and are responsible for visits follow the policy and procedures, including final endorsement of certain categories of visit. The information provided is checked to ensure the visit complies with policy and then the Principal gives final agreement. In addition to other responsibilities the EVC monitors visits being undertaken and provides advice, information and training to staff.
For more information please find the Educational Visits and Trips Policy on our Policies page.
Learn about Belfair's homework policies and resources.
Read our code of conduct for students in the classroom.
Download JCQ Exam information here.
You can talk to tutors, Wellbeing managers or nurses about any topic.
Learn about our extra-curricular clubs and activities.
Read about how Belfairs organises students into colleges.
How do I get a locker?
All Year 7 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).
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.
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
(Prices and availability of dishes are subject to change)
Daily choice of Main Meal £1.10
Daily choice of Chef's special £1.10
Veg or Salad choice per day £1.10
Pasta King daily £1.55
Fish & Chips (only on a Friday) £1.75
Daily choice of Pizza ranging from £1.10-£1.20
Daily choice of homemade soup
with slice of bread 70P
Dessert choice per day 65p
Daily choice of freshly made wraps, small and large rolls ranging from 85p-£1.40
Daily choice of handmade cakes, biscuits and muffins ranging from 45p-60p
Fresh fruit salad bar daily £1.10
Fresh fruit 35p
PLEASE NOTE - Belfairs Academy operate a cashless card system
Please see below for information on our Learning Resources Centre. This space houses a library, ICT access, and a teaching space with an interactive whiteboard.
8.15 - 3.50 every day
Mr Allen and student librarians (given £50.00 budget for book selection)
Over 10,000 books, newspapers and magazines available.
Audio books on CD`s and MP3 players
Two books may be borrowed for a loan period of two weeks and can be renewed
Audio books may be borrowed for a loan period of one week
·To promote and inspire reading in all our students.
·To inspire confidence in order for all students to become independent learners and researchers.
·To provide a dynamic environment in which students can become both readers and researchers.
What has been happening?
Belfairs Academy held an event to promote reading for year 6. There were various stalls representing book shops e.g. The Book Inn, local authors and departments within the school. The LRC stall was very busy with students and parents sampling a selection of books from Pathways Reading List.
Essex Book Award ceremony at Brentwood Ursuline School. This was attended by a number of schools and organised by Essex Schools Library Services. A short film clip of Chris Wooding was shown explaining why he could not attend and spoke of his influences when writing.
We were then introduced to David Sanger a publicist for Scholastic Publishing who came to accept the award on Chris Woodings behalf. He spoke of the importance of various roles within the publishing industry from publicity to the role of the editor.
Afterwards there was a question & answer session where he was asked quite a few questions related to the industry.
March 6th was World Book Day this was celebrated by a visit from local author Richard Kurti. He worked with a group of year 8 students with the aim to inspire and motivate them in their writing.
Over the last decade Richard has worked on a huge range of projects, from period thrillers to classic adaptations to low budget horror movies. He has written dialogue for Robin Hood, Isaac Newton, Captain Nemo, James I, Shere Khan, Sherlock Holmes, Alan Breck, Robinson Crusoe and Sinbad.
The students spent 2 hours with Richard hearing all about his exciting career and how he develops his stories, their mouths wide open at his stories of snakes and warring monkeys! They then went on to start their own hit novel and consider how they could turn this into an opening scene for their very own Hollywood blockbuster. Richard spoke about how he got the inspiration for his book "Monkey Wars" and emphasised the importance of the opening chapter - to grab the readers` attention. The students were impressed and would like to do this again.
Science Fiction writer Malcolm Rose spent the day at Belfairs Academy. After his talk he played the part of a fictional killer in which students think about forensic clues left at the scene in order to catch the killer.
Students were thoroughly engaged and were given the opportunity to write their own scenarios.