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We understand that starting a new school can be a difficult time and given the speed of which new starters begin their time with us, please find below some general information to help you settle your child before starting.

School Times

  AM Session PM Session
Linden Primary Short Stay AI 09:00-12:00 12:20-2:00pm
Linden Secondary Short Stay AI 09:00- 12:20 12:45 - 2:00pm
Linden Primary Specialist School 09:00-12:00 12:20-2:00pm
Linden Secondary Specialist School 09:00-12:20 12:45-2:00pm

 

Lessons

Full time students will study the full national curriculum dependant on their age.

Classes are split within Key Stages (Yrs 1-2, Yrs 3-4, Yrs 5-6, Yrs 7-8, Yrs 8-9, Yrs 10-11)

Lessons include:

KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4
  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • history
  • geography
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education (PE), including swimming
  • computing
  • modern foreign languages 
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship

 

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • history
  • geography
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education (PE), including swimming
  • computing
  • ancient and modern foreign languages (at key stage 2)
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • history
  • geography
  • modern foreign languages
  • design and technology
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education
  • citizenship
  • computing
  • RSE

 

 

 
  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • physical education
  • citizenship
  • computing
  • RSE
  • history
  • geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform

School uniform is very important to us as it helps to demonstrate equality. It is imperative that every student follows the school uniform policy and wears full and correct uniform.

School uniform is as follows:

Shoes: Formal Black Shoes (No trainers)

Trousers: School black trousers / Skirt (atleast knee length with black tights)

Shirt: White Shirt, Blouse or Polo Shirt

Sweatshirt: School black sweatshirt with a logo

 

PE Kits

Wednesday is PE day. On this day, children may come to school dressed in PE/Sports gear. Please be mindful that they will be wearing this outfit for the day and so a tracksuit would be preferred. Please also consider the PE topic and the weather on the day and come to school dressed appropriately for this.  

 

Homework

Homework should be set weekly. The amount of homework also progresses throughout the school.

KS1- Daily reading /sounds, spellings, 1x Numeracy, 1xEnglish per week

KS2- Daily reading, spellings, 1x Numeracy, 1xEnglish per week + 1 Topic task

KS3- Daily reading, 1 piece of homework per subject per week

KS4- Daily reading, 1 piece of homework per subject per week + ongoing revision tasks

 

 

Absence

1.The school will be notified of all absences by telephone and a reason for the absence will be provided.

2. If no reason for absence can be provided, or parents cannot be contacted, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised

3. Only the headteacher can authorise any term-time absences – this decision will be taken depending on the pupil’s attendance across the academic year.

4. If any concerns arise regarding a pupil’s absence, contact the Centre Lead or DSL.

5. Absences are monitored by the office staff and Pupil Welfare Support.

6. Pupil Welfare – Office Staff will contact the listed emergency contacts for pupils upon the first day of their absence to gather a reason for absence.

7. All absences and lateness will be recorded in registers using the agreed code

 

Breaks and Lunch Times

Each centre has separate times for breaks and lunchtimes.

 

Primary Specialist

Primary SS AI

Secondary Specialist

Secondary SS AI

Break

10:15-10:30

10:15-10:30

5 mins between each lesson

5 mins between each lesson

Lunch

12:00-12:20

12:00-12:20

12:30-12:45

12:30-12:45

We have found that continuing throughout the day has been better for our students, enabling a 2pm finish. Our lunchtimes enable students to eat and take part in a social activity together with teaching staff as a continuous assessment towards their social interaction and group discussion.

 

Pupils should bring with them

Pencil case (Pencils, black pens, rubber, ruler, pencil crayons)

Calculator

Reading books

Reading Diary / School Diary

Homework

Water Bottle

Lunch