At PACA, we have very high expectations of our students in terms of behaviour, uniform, attendance, punctuality and homework, as well as achievement.
Attendance and Punctuality
To achieve success it is important your child attends school every day. Tutor time starts promptly at 8.30 am and we expect all students to be in lessons punctually so that everyone gets the most out of lesson time. For more information, click here.
We believe that everyone has the right to learn in a safe, calm and purposeful environment. We do not allow any student to disrupt teaching and learning for others. This extends to the time outside lessons where we also expect every member of our community to behave in a way that is respectful of each other and our environment. This ranges from moving around the academy in an orderly way, to zero tolerance of bullying or swearing and making sure there is no litter or graffiti around the school. For more about behaviour at PACA please click here.
We believe uniform develops pride in being a PACA student and creates a sense of belonging to each School. Local residents regularly tell us how smart our students look and how well behaved they are outside the academy.We expect every student to wear the full and correct uniform at all times, including to and from school. To find our more about the Academy uniform or to order uniform please click here.
Jewellery must be kept a minimum for health and safety purposes. Students are permitted to wear:
- A wrist watch
- One ring
- One necklace or chain (hidden under clothing)
- One pair of stud earrings – no loops
- We don’t allow any facial piercings – students must remove them before coming into the Academy please.
Students can wear a small amount of discrete make-up. False eye lashes, nail varnish and false nails are not permitted.
Hair must be a natural colour with no extreme styles.
Students may bring a mobile phone to the Academy but phones and other electrical devices cannot be used during the school day, including during tutor time.
If you need to send your child a non urgent message you can text them and they can pick up the message outside of school time. In an emergency you should contact Student Services on 01273 416300.
Please make sure your child takes good care of their possessions, clothes and money in school, as the Academy will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to their personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst they are on Academy premises.
Your child will be set regular homework. Homework helps develop individual learning skills and helps extend and embed what they have learned in class. It is good practice for your child to do some homework each school day if possible, rather than letting it pile up. If you find their homework is taking too long to complete please talk to your child’s form tutor. For more information, click here.