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Arrangements for September 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

Arrangements for September 2023

I hope you will enjoy a restful summer break.

Students will be returning to school in September as follows:

  • Year 7: Tuesday 5th September at 8.20am
  • Year 12: Tuesday 5th September at 10.15am
  • Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13: Wednesday 6th September at 8.20am

Morning Arrangements

Students are to line up every morning promptly at 8.20am at the appropriate location where they will be greeted by their Form Tutor and accompanied into the building: 

Year Group


Year 7

Paved area through the double gates

Year 8

Playground by the canteen

Year 9

Basketball court (front of school)

Year 10

Basketball court (front of school)

Year 11

On the Muga

Sixth Form

Sixth Form centre

Students will be allocated a locker in the new term upon receipt of a deposit of £10.00.  Payments can be made via our online payment system, ParentPay.  Login details will be sent to you in due course.  Cash payments cannot be accepted.

General Information


All students are expected to adhere to the school’s Uniform Policy; students who are not wearing appropriate uniform may be sanctioned.  Here is a reminder of our expectations, along with a copy of our Uniform Policy:

  • Black Grace Academy Blazer, with appropriate coloured year group flash* and Academy logo.

* Year 7 – blue, Year 8 – green, Year 9 – purple, Year 10 – red, Year 11 – yellow

  • Plain white cotton shirt with a top button that must be fastened at all times.
  • Purple Grace Academy tie with GA logo on display below the knot.
  • Black full-length trousers which hang below the ankle.
  • Black pleated skirt which must be knee length and worn with plain black tights.  Skirts that are non-pleated will not be permitted. 
  • Piercings: 
    • A single pair f ear studs are the only piercings permitted.  All ther piercings must be removed prior to arrival at the Academy.
    • Clear inserts r plasters covering piercings are not permitted.
  • Watches:
    • A mechanical watch is permitted.
    • Smart watches are nt permitted.
  • No hoodies, denim or leather jackets are allowed.  Students may wear a coat to and from school and during free time, but these will remain in form rooms or lockers during the day. 
  • Hair should be of a natural colour.
  • No false eyelashes or false nails to be worn.

Key Dates

We would also like to share some key dates for September with you:

  • School photos: Monday 18th September
  • Years 8-13 New Tutor introductory phone calls: week beginning Monday 18th September
  • Year 7 Meet the Tutor evening: Thursday 5th October:  5pm to 7pm
  • Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 5th October: 5pm to 7pm

We are excited for the academic year ahead and for our students to return to an Academy where they can continue to flourish and develop, embodying our Grace values of Limitless Potential, Intentional Excellence, Genuine Integrity, Mutual Respect and Amazing Grace as we move forwards in our “Grace Way”.

May I also take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs N Whiles

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances