Year 7 Bulletin


Thought for the week

' Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations, done quit!

Life is filled with many obstacles, and sometimes, it seems impossible just to stay on top of things. With pressure on you to perform at school, keep up with chores at home, and maintain your personal lives, there is no end in sight to life’s tests. Some mornings you might not want to come to school, however, if you shift your perspective a bit, you will see that every day is another opportunity to have a positive impact on our lives. Every new day brings with it a chance to start anew to not dwell on things that didn’t go your way. We go through tough moments in life to fully appreciate the beauty surrounding us every day. Just because you feel it might not be the best day you have every opportunity to make it the next day, great day.

Key information this week

Parents Evening

Many thanks to everyone who attending the virtual parents evening this week. If you were unable to have an appointment with someone you really wanted to see please contact Mr Kirk or your child’s form tutor and we will get back to you.


Unfortunately, there has been an increase in the numbers of students arriving late to the academy. If you arrive after 8:45 am and therefore have missed your morning registration mark, the following sanctions will apply:

1. A break or lunchtime detention on that day.

2. Failure to complete the detention will result in the detention being increased to a 30-minute detention after school with a member of the pastoral team, on the same day.

3. In the unfortunate circumstance that you do not take either of these opportunities to complete your detention, the sanctions will be escalated.

If you continue to arrive after 8:45 am the following sanctions will apply:

4. Internal isolation on the day of their third late mark in a half term.

5. Fixed penalty notice issued for "Persistent late arrival to school" if you arrive after 8:45 am on ten occasions in a twelve-week school period; these do not need to be consecutive days. This is in line with the Staffordshire Local Authority Code of Conduct for issuing Penalty Notices.


Year 7 continue to work hard in lessons and accrue positive points for their efforts. The current totals for each form group are:

7 Blue 10661

7 Green 9268

7 Red 12573

7 Yellow 11755

Well done to Josh Iwanowa who received a Bronze Certificate in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge and an extra special congratulations to Mia Collins-Hodgetts who received a Gold Certificate and has qualified for the next round of the competition.

Extra Maths sessions on Teams.

The following additional session are available on Teams to support the students

16/06/21 Angles on a straight line and around a point.

17/06/21 Perimeter and Area

23/06/21 Fractions of amounts

24/06/21 Simplifying Fractions

30/06/21 Ordering Fractions

01/07/21 Percentages of amounts.

The Quiz

In each bulletin there will be a quiz for you to take part in with your families. Please email your answers to ClassChart points will be awarded for all correct entries and the highest scores.

This week’s topic is Marvel films. Which Character made the following quotes. Bonus points available if you can also name the film.

1. Who said: “The city is flying. We’re fighting an army of robots. And I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.”

2. Who said: “That’s my secret, Captain. I’m always angry.”

3. Who said: “No amount of money ever bought a second of time.”

4. Who said: “No man can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle.”

5. Who said: “Guns. So primitive.”

6. Who said: “I'm with you 'til the end of the line.”

7. Who said: “I get emails from a raccoon, so nothing sounds crazy.”

8. Who said: “Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it.”

9. Who said: “Let me know if ‘real power' wants a magazine or anything.”

10. Who said: “You call me ‘young lady' again, I'll shove my foot up somewhere it's not supposed to be.”

11. Who said: “I would rather be a good man than a great king.”

12. Who said: “Mankind has always feared what it doesn’t understand.”

Last week’s answers

1) The Channel Tunnel is the longest rail tunnel in the world - False – The Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is 4 miles longer at 35.5 miles long

2) A woman has walked on the Moon - False

3) According to Scottish law, it is illegal to be drunk in charge of a cow - True

4) Vietnamese is an official language in Canada - False

5) The setting for the ITV drama Midsomer Murders is a fictional English county called Midsomer - True

6) An emu can fly - False

7) President Theodore Roosevelt's son was called Kermit - True

8) Edinburgh is further East than Carlisle - False

9) The can-opener was not invented until 45 years after the tin can - True

10) There are McDonald’s one every continent except one – True

Penkridge RAF Air Cadets

2415 (Penkridge) Squadron RAF Air Cadets are holding an Induction day on Saturday 17 July 2021 which is open to all young people who are currently in year seven or above. Full details are within the attached letter, but if you wish to pre-register or require any further details, please contact

Sports Challenges.

Whilst we are enjoying this amazing weather, get outdoors and try these challenges with your families.

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