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Professional Learning Afternoon – Mon 21st Oct 2019

A reminder that the school will close at 2pm on Monday 21st October 2019 to allow teachers collaborative planning and research time from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Full details on our professional learning afternoons, their dates and intended impact can be seen here. Thank you for your support.      

Lockers Still Available

Lockers are still available for students to purchase and are available to students for £22 per year. Information on how to purchase a locker for your child can be found here. The provider of our lockers can be contacted by calling 01582 488885 or via their website www.ilsschools.co.uk. 

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Year 8 HPV Vaccination Information

Please be advised that the Community Immunisation Service (Part of the NHS) will be carrying out the first dose of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccinations for year 8 students in school on Tuesday 1st October 2019. To give consent for your child to receive this vaccination this please use the following link and code:- www.leicsandrutlandimms.co.uk Code LE144629 Should you experience any difficulties please telephone 0300 300 0007 and speak with a member of the Immunisation Team. Information on the vaccination can be found here: HPV Letter to Parents – Sept 19  

School Bus Pass Information

If you live more than 3 miles away from Orchard Mead Academy and your child is entitled to free school meals you may be eligible for assistance with a school bus pass from the Leicester City Council. Information on how to apply for a school bus pass can be found by visiting the council website here. Thank you.

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Extra Curricular Activities

We are pleased to share our timetable for our extra-curricular activities; these include morning, lunch and after school clubs. A copy of the Term 1 timetable can be found here.  We hope many students will partake in our clubs, all of which are provided free of charge and will help students develop their physical and emotional well-being – whilst also having fun and making friends. And not forgetting the 60:30 homework rule this year; we would like every student to complete 30 minutes of exercise each day, so joining a club also means you’ve completed your homework for the day!

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Student Uniform Information

Following our change of name, we have updated our blazer so that it now displays the Orchard Mead Academy logo, and introduced neck ties which represent the house your child is a member of. We would like to reassure parents and carers that we do not wish the change of academy name to create additional expense for you.  Therefore,  students  entering Year 8-11 may continue to wear the navy Hamilton Academy blazer until you wish to replace it.    Students in Year 8-11 will also be given a new house tie on Thursday 29th August 2019.  Please send in your old Hamilton tie for recycling if possible. As students in Year 7 are new to the academy, they will be expected to purchase the new Orchard Mead blazer and their own house tie. All purchasing information, including which House tie to purchase has been sent to you previously.  If you require any support,…

First Day of Term

Orchard Mead Academy will be open for Year 7 Students on Wednesday 28th August 2019. Year 11 students have been invited to a GCSE launch day, please look out letters which have been sent home with your appointment time. Year 8-10 students return to school on Thursday 29th August 2019. We look forward to welcoming you all for the new school year!

GCSE Results Day Information

Hamilton Academy Year 11 students may collect their GCSE results on Thursday 22nd August 2019 between 10.00am and 12.00pm,  from the Main Hall. If you are unable to collect your statement of results yourself  and would like somebody else to collect them for you, you MUST let us know in advance by letter.  You will need to tell us the name of the person that will be collecting the results on your behalf and what form of identification they will bring with them to prove their identification on the day. Any results not collected will be moved to the main office and can be collected from the 28th August onwards between the times of 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am – 3.00pm on Friday. Staff will be available to discuss your results with you on results day, as well as Ms J Walkden from the careers department.

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Achievement Evening

We enjoyed a wonderful evening on the 4th of July celebrating all that is great at our wonderful academy. A huge congratulations to all the students who won an award, here are just a few photos from the evening…

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