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Student FAQs

I forgot my Attleborough Academy Student Handbook ...

Tell your Form Tutor and collect a Student Handbook sheet from Student Reception. You are expected to have your Student Handbook with you at all times! Replacement handbooks cost £3.00 at Student Reception.

I lose an item of clothing ...

It is your responsibility to look for the missing item. Check with Student Reception then go to Lost Property in the Bridge Centre. All items should have your name in them. It is advisable to use a locker.

I am absent?

Your parents or carers need to telephone the Student Absence Line (01953 450340) before 08.30. When you return to the Academy, your parents or carers must write a letter or sign a note in your Student Handbook explaining the reason for your absence. This must be shown to your Form Tutor on the day you return to the Academy. Aim for 100% attendance.

If I am in incorrect uniform ...

You must register with your Form Tutor in the morning. If you are in incorrect uniform, you will be sent to the Bridge Centre where you will be issued with a Uniform Pass if appropriate. You will receive a ‘U’ Symbol unless you have a note from your parent or carer.

I’m being bullied or picked on ...

If you feel that you are being bullied, you must tell your Form Tutor or a member of the Student Support Team straight away. You can also find more advice in the Academy’s Anti-Bullying Policy (this can be found on page 12 of the Student Handbook).

I have not done my homework ...

Tell your subject teacher straight away – do not wait to be asked. There may be consequences.

I am having problems ...

Either see your Form Tutor or a member of the Student Support Team or any member of staff you feel you can talk to. You can also speak to any Prefect. There will be one in your form. You can identify them by their Prefect tie.

I lose a book that I have borrowed from the Academy Library ...

Go to see the Librarian as soon as you realise that it is missing. It is far better to tell her straight away than to do nothing and hope that she will never know.

I miss my bus home or to the Academy ...

If you miss your bus in the morning (make sure it has really gone and not just running late), go straight home and see if a member of your family can bring you to the Academy. It is your responsibility to get to the Academy. Phone the Academy to explain what has happened. If you miss morning registration, be sure to go to the Student Reception and ask to be marked present. If you miss the bus home, please go to the Academy office.

What to do if I lose my Bus Pass ...

Bus Pass Lost

  • Students should come to Student Reception at break or lunch time
  • They will be issued with a "Temporary Travel Pass and Replacement Application Form"
  • Students will keep the "blue" form for travel and give the "yellow" form to their parents or carers
  • The Academy Office will call parents or carers to inform them that they need to apply for a replacement buss pass
  • Parents or carers need to send the "blue" form, to Norfolk County Council with a cheque for £8.00, to purchase a replacement bus pass
  • The Temporary Travel Pass will be valid for a maximum of 14 days
  • Only one Temporary Travel Pass can be issued in any one year

Bus Pass Forgotten

  • First occasion
    • Students should come to Student Reception at break or lunch time to obtain a "Temporary Day Pass"
  • Second ocassion
    • Students should come to Student Reception at break or lunch time to obtain a "Temporary Day Pass"
    • The Academy Office will call the parents or carers to let them know that the next time will be the last time a "Temporary Day Pass" will be issued
  • Third occasion
    • Students should come to Student Reception at break or lunch time to obtain a "Temporary Day Pass"
    • This will be the last time that a temporary pass will be issued
    • Office will inform the Bridge Centre

At any point in time, should the student then realise that they have actually lost their pass, they should report to Student Reception where they will be given a Temporary Travel Pass and Replacement Application Form which is valid for 14 days.