Students should always be properly prepared for lessons. They should have with them the correct books, pens, pencils and ruler in a pencil case, as well as the appropriate kit for PE, Performing Arts, Dance and Food lessons. Please bring PE kit even if excused from the lesson as the PE department will accommodate injured/ill students in lesson. Students should ensure that they have an appropriate size bag for their belongings. A small purse or handbag is not appropriate.

The following equipment is essential for students to have in school on a daily basis, it will be checked regularly:

School Bag

IPad (Parents are reminded that students must bring their IPad to school every day and it should be fully charged)

A2L Record

Your pencil case will need a minimum of:

  • 3 or more black and blue pens for written work  and a green pen for additional work and feedback
  • 2 or more pencils for graphs and other drawings
  • 4 or more coloured pencils or pens for more detailed diagrams
  • A Scientific Calculator (see below for Mathematics recommendations)
  • A ruler, preferably 30cm and in good condition
  • A rubber
  • A highlighter pen
  • A protractor
  • A pencil sharpener

Recommended Scientific Calculators:

Make Model
Casio Algebra FX2.0, Algebra FX2.0 PLUS, ClassPad 300 (all models)
Hewlett Packard HP 40G, HP 40GS, HP 48G, HP 48G II, HP 49G, HP 49G PLUS, HP 50G, HP Prime
Texas Instruments TI-89, TI-89 (Titanium), TI-92, TI-92 PLUS, Voyage 200, TI-nspire CAS


Where students are without the required equipment, this will result in a written warning and the form tutor will contact home to try to resolve the issue. Stationary is available to purchase from the main academy office along with the following items:

Lockers & Replacement Locker Keys – £5

Ties – £5

School Badges – £4

Replacement A2L Records – £2