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The Marlborough Science Academy

New Year 7 Parent Information

Year 6 into year 7 students

A warm welcome from The Marlborough Science Academy to those students who will be joining us in September 2018. I hope that the years you will spend here will be both happy and memorable. It is my ambition that every student leaves here as a confident, successful, well rounded young person and your support in this is invaluable.

We hope you will find this webpage useful as we update this page with useful information regarding your son or daughter's transition from primary to secondary.

Once your child has started with us please refer to the Year 7 link on the Students page.

New Student Handbook

School Uniform - You can find details of our uniform on the Academy website. Our suppliers are Sportswear International (www.swi.co.uk). There will be an opportunity to try on the uniform and buy the blazer from us and order the uniform from the above website.
The school blazer will only be available to buy direct from the school.

School Equipment

Cashless Catering Introduction

Updated Free School Meals Information

Schoolcomms

The move to secondary school is a very important step in the life of every young person. It is also an exciting step but one that can be confusing and rather overwhelming at times. We aim to make the transition as smooth and enjoyable as possibly and our track record in settling students in quickly is recognised as being exemplary and well-considered.

Miss Pounnas
Director of Learning and Transition


Important dates for your diary

Date/Month Activity Time/Outline

Wed 27th June
6pm - 7.30pm

Welcome to Marlborough

6pm - A letter inviting you and your child to our introduction evening will be sent nearer the time with more details.

Wed 4th July
4pm - 7pm

Uniform Sale

An opportunity for students try on the uniform and buy the School Blazer.

Thurs 12th July

Taster Day

Students to arrive at Marlborough Reception in Primary School Uniform at 9am and be collected at 2.30pm - Students will need a packed lunch and a pen.

Tues 24th July - Thurs 26th July
9am - 3.30pm

 

Summer Learning Programme

 

Please return the permission slip and payment if you would like your child to attend.

Wed 5th Sep

Start of the New Term at The Marlborough Science Academy

School starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3.10pm - New students will be met by their Form Tutor outside the main school reception. Please do not drive onto the school site.

Mon 24th Sep
6pm - 7.30pm

Year 7 Parents Learning Evening

An opportunity for just new Parents/Carers to find out more about our systems and policies and how these affect their children's learning. For example: grade cards, home learning, teaching and learning, etc.

Fri 12th Oct - Sun 14th Oct

PGL Weekend Away

Letter to follow after June half term.

If you have any questions regarding your son/daughter's start at Marlborough please call Mrs Milton on 01727 731 375 Year 7 Pastoral Support.

 


The Year 7 Penn Resilience Programme

Taught through Year 7 pshcee

What will your child be studying?
  • 18 lessons designed to increase emotional resilience to every day obstacles in life
  • A set of skills that enable students to:
    • See themselves and the world with healthy optimism
    • Think flexibly and accurately about problems
    • Focus their energy on aspects of the situation they can change
    • Cope effectively with what they cannot change
    • Use effective problem solving strategies
    • Communicate effectively with others
       
What will be the Key Assessment(s) during this term?
  • There is no formal assessment for this programme. Each student will complete a questionnaire at the end of the course and we hope that progress will be seen through the ways in which students approach problems and situations in their everyday life.
     
How can you help?
  • Encourage your child to share the strategies with you so you can help them to apply them to situations outside of school
  • Let your child practice their new skills on you!
  • Have a look at the websites about the programme so you can support your child
  • Be aware that your child is learning new skills to help them understand themselves, the world and others more effectively
     
Supportive Websites/Resources