New PACA Parent

New PACA Parent

Moving to a new school is exciting but we recognise that it is also natural for your son or daughter to feel some nervousness. following the covid 19 lockdown we have updated transitions arrangements.

If your son/daughter is due to join us in September then I am sure you were looking forward to a number of events that we had set up in order to ease all pupil’s transition from Year 6 into Year 7. With the Covid 19 lockdown still in place it is not certain that all of these events will take place however we will do everything we can to help them and you feel settled and happy at PACA. Over the coming weeks you will all receive a phone call from a member of staff asking for tutor group buddies so that all pupils are with someone they know within their tutor group. These calls are also your opportunity to ask any questions of us and to ask for guidance. In the meantime, please look over the Key Information page, which has information such as equipment requirements, uniform and policies. Alternatively, please find information on uniform and equipment at the bottom of this page.  In addition to these calls, we have also been in contact with year 6 teachers to gain some information about the children coming to us. In most cases these teachers will have spent the most amount of time with your children and we value their insight and knowledge gained through educating for them for so long.

Many of you will have signed up for events such as transition evening, summer school, select student event and the transition days. It is unclear whether we will be able to run these events but we will keep you updated as soon as we have further information. You can find a summary of how we expect the events to run at this point on our transition from Primary School to Secondary school page.

We will do everything we can to help your daughter or son and you feel settled and happy at PACA.

At PACA, we have very high expectations of our students in terms of behaviour, uniform, attendance, punctuality and homework, as well as achievement. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with our policies which underpin this.

The Academy uniform was chosen by our Student Council and is smart, comfortable and practical. Uniform items can be purchased through Sussex Uniforms on their website.

Full information about our uniform, PE kit and equipment students should have for school can be found on this link.