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Attendance and Punctuality

After the October half term we are introducing a new lateness policy – both lateness to school and lateness to lessons. We wanted to ensure you are aware in good time about this and also that this will be shared with students prior to it starting on Monday 31 October 2016 via assemblies and in guidance. Please support us by ensuring you speak to your child about this at home too. A copy of the letter sent home can be accessed below.

Home Learning at Arnold Hill Academy

At Arnold Hill, home learning is an important part of the curriculum. We want to support all students to complete home learning and also ensure that parents and carers are informed about the content and when home learning is set.

This week, all students have been given a Home Learning booklet (copies are available to download below). This booklet contains the term’s home learning plan for each subject. Where possible, home learning will be set in line with these timings and themes. This may be subject to some alteration if there is a Bright Day, INSET day or a teacher is absent. Students will also record home learning in their planner. Please use the booklet to discuss home learning with your child. If you do have any questions or queries, please email your child’s teacher directly.

Home learning is important to support progress; effort and completion of home learning is recognised through reward points. Students are not formally sanctioned if home learning is not complete. Individual teachers do sometimes expect students to finish incomplete home learning with them outside of lesson time. This is particularly important at Key Stage 4 as making good progress is vital.

In addition, there will also be a drop-in home learning club every Monday and Tuesday from 3:15pm-4:15pm. This will be held in the School Library in B Block for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students.


Message from Nottingham City Transport

Nottingham City Transport have received reports that bus service 57X leaving Nottingham at 07:58am has been unusually busy this week and has been full by the time it reaches Sherwood. This bus service is ideal for our own students and those attending Christ the King Academy, and is therefore well used. 

NCT does not have the resources to duplicate this journey and pupils are therefore advised to consider catching alternative buses to ensure they are able to arrive on site before 08.35am. 

From past experience this is not unusual at the start of term and the situation usually resolves itself after a few weeks. 

Links to the timetables can be found below:

Service 56

Service 57X 

Service 59

Data Collection Sheets for Students Entering Year 7 in September

If you haven't filled in a data collection sheet for your child, can you please print off and complete this form and send it to school with your child on the first day of term.
Thank you.

Our Fantastic New School

We hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable time over the summer break. This photo gallery has been created to give you the opportunity for a sneak preview of our wonderful new facilities. The finishing touches are being applied this week ready for a great start to the new academic year.


What a Wonderful World

It was the very great pleasure of Year 7 Project Based Learning to welcome the wonderful children of Arnold View Primary school to a teddy bears’ picnic and celebration.
The sixty children of the Fireflies, Dragonflies, and Busy Bees had all grown beautiful flowers and painted "friendship rocks" for the Arnold Hill Flower Festival. This has been created for the Friends of Chernobyl's Children visiting this week. We couldn't accept such a gift without inviting them to visit us for the afternoon. We all enjoyed the flower garden together and then enjoyed more surprises as they presented us with bunting they had made and windmills for the garden. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better they surprised us by singing two songs they had learnt about flowers, one of them including sign language! The Y7 ambassadors loved them so much they had to sing them again so we could join in. It was such a pleasure to play a "live" recording to the 12 Belarusian children when they visited us on Friday.
Next we set off for a game of "Simon says" with the ambassadors, who discovered it's still a tricky game before we all enjoyed cookies and a drink.
The Arnold Hill ambassadors excelled themselves, polite, caring and warmly inclusive of all the children and adults. They took their role of hosts seriously but with genuine joy. It was wonderful to see them making our guests feel special and at home. Particularly pleasing was to see them showing great adaptability and anticipation.
Particular thanks to Nadine Cairns, Kayleigh Williams and Stephen Higgins who joined Year 7 to assist the ambassadors, Miss Box and Mr Maurice-Smith.
Thanks to their great work and "professionalism" Miss Box and Mr Maurice-Smith had little to do other than join in the fun.
Well done to Foundation and Key Stages 3 & 4! A new partnership born out of kindness, charity and fun, from learning about and supporting children affected by the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago.
A massive thank you to the wonderful Miss Wilson and her staff at Arnold View for their hard work and enthusiasm that made today and tomorrow so special.
Thanks to all the staff, parents and children who helped make this happen. Today we lived in a very wonderful world.