Daily Life

The Academy Day
Children may arrive from 8:30am when they are supervised in the playground by a member of staff.

Begining of the Day

Morning Break

Lunch Time

End of the Day

8:45am

10:40 – 10:55am

12:00 – 1:00pm

3:15pm

Extended Activities and Clubs

There is a comprehensive range of after school activities which are run by school staff and outside agencies. These activities start straight after school and run until 4:15pm.

Activities include:

Football, Circus Skills, Tag Rugby, Street Dance and Archery to name but a few! An up to date list is available from school.

Teachers use curriculum enrichment wherever appropriate, inviting visitors into school or taking the children out of school to visit places of interest and relevance to their topic.

Collective Worship
There is daily Collective Worship for every child which reflects the fact that we are a Church of England Academy. Themes promote the teaching of Christian values and are taken from the Old and New Testaments and from other religions. The children are encouraged to consider ‘the bigger question’; their thoughts, words and deeds in relation to people and the world around them.

We also visit our village church regularly to celebrate special festivals such as Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join us.

As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Collective Worship.

Academy Lunches
Hot dinners can be ordered for the week or odd days, but the correct money should be sent in a named purse or envelope at the beginning of the week. At present meals cost £2.20 per day.  Any family who feels they may be eligible for free school meals should speak to Mrs. Norman in the office.

Click here to view the current lunch menu

Partnership with Parents
We are committed to working with parents and carers in a positive partnership at all stages of your child’s education.

The Academy is dedicated to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with you and share information about your child’s progress and actively seek your support and involvement in our work.

When your child joins our Academy you will be invited to an informal meeting where you will be given information about Academy life and offered an opportunity for an Academy visit where there will be an opportunity to share information about your child with their teacher.

There many opportunities for families to come in and ‘learn’ alongside their children during ‘Family Links’ session, such as visits from authors.

You are also very welcome to join us for special family lunches and our weekly (usually a Thursday morning) Celebration assemblies

Community Links
At Middleton we have strong links with local primary and high schools, enabling us to take part in inter-school sports, science, maths and music activities and develop staff skills.

We hold services and end of year celebrations in our local church and many visitors are welcomed into the academy, including theatre groups, orchestras, scientists, sports coaches and artists.

Local businesses support us and are very generous when fund raising for equipment. The community police officer, road safety advisor, academy nurse and local residents support the teaching staff in class work on particular topics throughout the year.

Children from the academy support the community by taking part in local events such as Christmas singing at Tesco, local church services and supporting local charities.

Extended Care
If you require after school care, please ask in the office.