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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

£1.60

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

 

Archery Club

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

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is open daily from 8:15am - 3:50pm; the LRC Manager and Student Librarians are available during these hours to assist students. The LRC contains over 10,000 books, newspapers and magazines with students having access to Audio books, CD's and MP3 players.

The LRC has ICT access for students to research or complete homework, and a teaching space with an interactive whiteboard. Two books may be borrowed for a loan period of two weeks and audio books for one week. The LRC aims to provide a dynamic environment in which to promote and inspire reading in all our students and install confidence in order for them to become independent learners and researchers.


To view our past events please click here



 

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.

 

Options read more

Learn about our curriculum and the qualification routes thereafter.

 

Show My Homework

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.

 

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Visits & Trips

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.

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.

For details of upcoming trips and visits please click here

For pictures of our recent trips please click here

 

Your College read more

Read about how Belfairs organises students into colleges.