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  WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY ACADEMY LONG SUTTON

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Principal of the University Academy Long Sutton, and to welcome you into partnership with us in supporting your child as they move from primary education into secondary. We believe that children do not, 'come to' UALS, but they are a 'part of' UALS and we will work to strengthen this relationship from this point forward. 

I welcome you to University Academy Long Sutton and thank you for choosing us as your secondary school. 

Our aim is that all of our pupils feel safe and we provide an environment in which pupils can flourish as all-around confident and aspirational young people, as well as giving opportunities for pupils to achieve academically and gain great qualifications. If your child works hard and does their very best every day they will enjoy their time with us.

Experience over many years tells us that the next few months will present your child with significant amount of change, as they move from a smaller school setting into a large secondary school. We understand that this change can be challenging for parents and carers as well. It is normal for these changes to be accompanied by anxiety, particularly for children, but we will work to remove any fears or misgivings that you or they may have.

Please continue to check the website particularly the 'Key Dates' section and the FAQs which we will update regularly.

Mr Liam Davé

Principal

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TRANSITION SUMMER SCHOOL - ENHANCED INDUCTION

ADMINISTRATION

 YEAR 7 LEARNING COORDINATORS AND FORM TUTORS 20/21

 PRIMARY SCHOOLS VISITS 

 ACADEMY SCHOOL DAY AND TERM DATES 

 UNIFORM

 FREE SCHOOL MEALS  

 TRANSPORT

  KEY DATES

  FAQs

  UALS Walkthrough

 ADMINISTRATION

UALS Home School Agreement 2021 - 2022

 School Parking LRSP

Admission packs will be issued to primary schools.

 YEAR 7  LEARNING COORDINATORS AND FORM TUTORS 2021 - 2022

  • Mrs Baxter
    7LB Tutor Group
  • Miss Swan
    7LS Tutor Group
  • Mr Haymes
    7SH Tutor Group
  • Dr Wright
    7RW Tutor Group
  • Mr Gooding
    7CG Tutor Group
  • Mrs Overland
    7LO Tutor Group

PRIMARY SCHOOL VISITS 

 Before you join us we look forward to visiting you at your primary school: 

Alderman Payne Primary School, Anthony Curton CofE Primary School, Gedney Church End Primary School, Gedney Drove End School, Gorefield Primary School, Holbeach Primary Academy, Holbeach St Marks CofE Primary School, Kinderley Community Primary School, Leverington Primary Academy, Long Sutton County Primary School, Lutton St Nicholas Primary School, Murrow Primary Academy, Peckover Primary School, Nene and Ramnoth Junior School, Spalding Wygate Park Academy, St Peter's CofE Aided School, Sutton Bridge Westmere Community Primary School, Sutton St James Community Primary School, Tydd St Mary CofE Primary School, Wisbech St Mary CofE Academy.

 ACADEMY SCHOOL DAY AND TERM DATES

 

 

  Term Dates 2021 - 2022 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

 

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-pupil-support/apply-free-school-meals

 If your child currently receives Free School Meals then you will not need to re-apply.

TRANSPORT

If you live in Lincolnshire you will need to apply for your transport, you can use the following link: you can do this anytime after you have received the offer of your place.

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roads-transport/apply-free-school-transport

 If you live in Cambridgeshire, you may not be eligible for transport so you will be responsible for your child attending the Academy.

The Academy organises two buses for pupils living in Wisbech and its surrounding area, places are available on a first come first served basis along with a deposit. 

Applications are now open for the bus travelling from the Wisbech area. The service will be operated by GDS Travel. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

 Wisbech Bus Letter information

 Wisbech Buses Timetable

Wisbech Bus Application Form

Wisbech Bus Standing Order Form

UNIFORM

Details of our uniform expectations can be found at https://uals.org.uk/Parents/Uniform 

 Rob Horspool Design and Embroidery is our supplier of uniform, his website is:   

www.designandembroidery.co.uk

Telephone: 01945 871511 - to avoid disappointment please ensure you call him to arrange an appointment should you wish to visit him.

 KEY DATES  dates are subject to change on government guidance 

Monday 1st March 2021 - Lincolnshire County Council will be writing to parents/carers to confirm the offered Secondary place. You do not need to tell us to confirm your place but you do need to tell us if you are refusing the place. You will also be receiving a welcome letter from UALS.

Week Commencing 19th April 2021 - Staff from UALS will begin to visit primary schools. 

Week Commencing 7th June - Admission Packs will be issued to primary schools for pupils to take home, the completed packs need  to be returned to ourselves before 23rd June 2021. 

23rd June 2021 - Year 6 Induction Evening. In line with the latest advise this will no longer take place.

24th June 2021 - Wisbech Bus Applications is now open. (see link under transport)

24th and 25th June 2021 - Pupil Induction Days will now be incorporated into the enhanced transition summer school. 

26th July - 30th July and 2nd August - 6th August 2021 Summer School Transition.

6th August - Graduation Ceremony.

15th September - 17th September - Residential trip to Underbank Activity Centre.  Limited spaces. 

 FAQs

Q: I have received my offer of a place with UALS what happens next?

A: A 'welcome' letter is being sent out this week (w/c 1st March 2021), if you have not received yours by the end of the week please let us know particularly if you have moved since you completed your application.   

Q: Will there be inductions days/evenings before my child starts in September?

A: We hope to be able to hold induction days and evenings, we will update under Key Dates once it has been confirmed. 

Q: How can I keep up to date with my child's school life when they start at the Academy? 

A: We recommend you sign up to the SIMS Parent App, where you find important information such as attendance, behaviour, achievement and homework.  You will also receive notifications for your diary such as parent evenings.

 Q: What stationery will my child need for their first day at the Academy?

A: Pupils are expected to provide their own equipment, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, compass, protractor and calculator. Pupil Essential Packs can be bought from the Academy details will be provided in your admission packs.

Q: Are pupils able to have breakfast at school?

A: The canteen caters for breakfast between 8.15 - 8.45 am.

CONTACT US

If you need to ask anything please email enquiries@uals.org.uk and put the subject header as Transition and we will get back to you.

Alternatively: 

Contact Main Reception on  01406 362120.

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