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Welcome to The 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 a 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

Induction Parents Evening - Thursday 27th June 2024

Mr Horspool from Design and Embroidery will be there on the night to answer questions regarding uniform; unfortunately, you will not be able to purchase uniform on the night. Children are not invited to attend the evening.

You are welcome to book an appointment at the workshop with Mr Horspool you will receive your own slot and we suggest this should be done as soon as possible. For those unable to make an appointment we will hold some last minute fitting sessions at the Academy. We will be holding sessions in school times and dates will be communicated out in your welcome packs. You will be able to pay by cash or card.

Letters Sent Home

 

UALS Home School Agreement 2023 - 2024

 School Parking LRSP

Admission packs will be issued to primary schools.

Year 7 Learning Coordinator Team

Primary School Visits

 Please see below Primary School's that will be visited in the coming months. 

Alderman Payne Primary School

Anthony Curton CofE Primary School

Fleet Wood Lane School

Gedney Church End Primary School

Gedney Drove End School

Gedney Hill Church of England (Controlled) Primary School

Gorefield Primary School

Kinderley Primary School

Leverington Primary Academy

Long Sutton Primary School

Lutton St Nicholas Primary School

Moulton Chapel Primary School

Moulton The John Harrox Primary School

Murrow Primary Academy

Peckover Primary School

Ramnoth Junior School

Spalding Parish Church of England Day School

Spalding Primary Academy

Sutton Bridge Westmere Community Primary School

Sutton St James Community Primary School

Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School

Walpole Cross Keys Primary School

Whaplode Church of England Primary School

Wisbech St Mary CofE Academy


School Day and Term Dates

 

   Term Dates 

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.

If your child is currently Free School Meals at their Primary this will transfer so there is no need to do anything. We have water fountains in school where pupils can refill their water bottle which saves them from using their Free School Meal money on drink. You can top up dinner money on a ParentPay account. Please remember that the FSM will not show on your ParentPay account as a credit but it will adjust at our tills.

Transport

 

LINCOLNSHIRE

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 your child is starting primary school or transferring to secondary school in September 2023 they may be eligible for school transport.  If you think your child is eligible please apply for transport as soon as you have your offer of a school place.  Applications can be made online at the website below or a telephone application can be made by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782020. 

We would be grateful if applications can be made by 31 May 2024.

 For more information about the home to school transport policy and online applications please go to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-college-transport.  Queries can be emailed to schooltransportapplications@lincolnshire.gov.uk

CAMBRIDGESHIRE 

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 for the Wisbech bus, will open week commencing 1st of July 2024. Applications must be returned by 19th of July 2024.

Applications will be emailed home or alternatively please phone the Academy for a paper copy. We will also add a link to this page. The service will be operated by GDS Travel. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

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

1st March 2024 - 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 22nd April 2024 - Staff from UALS will begin to visit primary schools. 

Admission Packs will be issued to primary schools for pupils to take home, the completed packs need to be returned to us before 27th June 2024. 

1st July 2024 - Wisbech Bus Applications will be open.  All applications and a deposit (to be advised) will need to be returned by 19th July to be processed ready for September.

27th June 2024 - Year 6 Induction Evening. 

2nd and 3rd July 2024 - Pupil Induction Days.

 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 2024), 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: 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. The home school agreement attached  in the Administration area has a list on the back page with everything your child will need.

Q: Are pupils able to have breakfast at school?

A: The canteen caters for breakfast between 8:15am - 8:45am.

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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