We look forward to welcoming you to King’s Oak Academy

On this page you can find lots of useful information so that you are ready for September.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email: KOA.office@clf.uk 

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the House Team

Curriculum Summary

Please see the below forms; these have been sent out to you for you to complete.  If you need any further information or have issues completing the forms, please contact: koa.office@clf.uk

Disability parental questionnaire

Supporting Students with Medical Needs 2020-2021

Attendance-booklet-2020-2021

Biometric Consent Form

Data Collection and Consent Forms

Free School Meals 

 The rising cost of living means everyone could use a bit of help. If you are unemployed or on benefits then you may be able to claim free school meals for your child(ren). 

The main benefit for claiming free school meals is a lunch entitlement of up to £2.40 per day. Schools are also given additional funding, by the government, for every child who receives free school meals. We then use this additional funding to improve education for all our students. 

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits: 

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods, and your monthly average income over three assessment periods should be no more than £616.67) 
  • Income Support 
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit 

To apply for Free School meals or for any for further information please visit:      https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals 

Applying online is quick and easy to do; you will receive notification of your eligibility immediately. 

You only need to apply if your child is NOT currently in receipt of Free School Meals. If your child is already eligible they will remain eligible until they finish secondary school. 

If you have any questions regarding this please contact: koa.office@clf.uk 

We have included some useful information for Students and Parents about our Academy. 

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email:  KOA.office@clf.uk

Map of the Academy site

Photos of Year 7 tutors for 2020

The School Day

Top tips for parents

Travelling to school

Year 7 Transition booklet 2020

KOA House and Tutor System

KOA New Student Survival Guide

At King’s Oak we pride ourselves on maintaining a positive and consistent approach to uniform.  We believe that school uniform achieves three important goals: 

  1. It encourages a sense of community identity and pride.  By wearing the same badge and the same clothing, students are encouraged to think of the needs of our community as well as their own individual needs. 
  2. It encourages our students to develop habits for life.  By learning to take pride in their uniform and community identity, students will learn habits of discipline and personal responsibility that will stay with them for life. 
  3. It prevents unkindness or bullying while keeping costs down. By ensuring that all our students were the same uniform we reduce the incentive for students to ask you for the latest (and possibly the most expensive) items of fashion.  As a result, we are able to keep costs as low as possible and no child can be seen differently than another. 

 For our uniform approach to be successful, it must be adhered to by all and without exception. We understand that, for some families, finances are tight. However, we believe that with care and attention whilst doing all we can to keep items of fashion out of school, we help families to keep costs down. Nevertheless, if you do have an individual problem, or you are unsure about an item of clothing, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of House who will deal with your enquiry in the strictest confidence. 

 Our official uniform suppliers are: Initially Yours, 211 Soundwell Road, SoundwellBristol, BS15 1PT (this used to be the premises of Essential Clothing). 

Website: www.initiallyyours.co.uk.   

Please follow the links below to see our lists of school uniform: 

KOA School Uniform

KOA Physical Education Kit List

Hello and welcome Year 7, we can’t wait to see you in September.I thought I’d put together some questions and answers that we always get asked, that you may be worrying you.

Will I be with my friends from primary school?

We will make sure that you are at least with one friend from primary school. You will be together in your tutor group.

What equipment do I need to bring to school?

You need to make sure that you have a pencil case that is full of pens and pencils. You will need a ruler, rubber, a calculator. Make sure that you have a backpack to carry all your school equipment in.

Am I allowed to have a mobile phone at school?

You can bring in a mobile phone, but we ask that when you are at school it is switched off and safe in your bag.

Will I get told off by my teacher if I am late to a lessons as I have got lost?

This is a common worry, if you get a bit lost and cannot find your room, please ask another student or a member of staff that you see, and they will make sure that you get to the right room. Your teacher will not tell you off.

Who can I speak to if I am upset?

You can speak to your tutor and your Head of House. Heads of House have their own offices and are not teachers. They will be able to talk through what has happened and resolve the situation.

Parents-Who can I speak to if I have any concerns regarding my child?

Your child’s tutor and Heads of House are the best people to get in contact with.

How long do I have for lunch?

35 minutes for lunch, although for the first week Year 7 will have slightly longer.

Can I wear trainers?

You can wear trainers to school, but you must change into your black school shoes whilst in school.

If I start to feel unwell, where do I go?

You must tell your teacher that you are not feeling well, and they will need to sign your diary. You will then be able to go to student reception. The staff at student reception will be able to look after you, and where necessary will contact home.

What happens if I forget my lunch?

You will need to go to Student Reception where they will be able to help you with this.

What happens if I lose my bag?

Go to Student Reception to see if they have it.

What happens if I lose my jumper?

Make sure it has your name in it. Go to Student Reception and let them know.

What happens if I lose my PE kit?

Make sure that all kit is named. Go to Student Reception.

CATERING AT KOA  

 Our meals are cooked for us by Aspens who have a variety of different foods from around the world on their menus.  You can also notify them of any special/dietary requirements using their contact form below. 

Aspens Services, Offerton Barns Business Centre, Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcestershire WR3 8SX 

 Links: 

Aspens Information

Contact Aspens

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