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School uniform

School uniform

School uniform plays a central role in creating a sense of unity, identity and belonging within our academy community. The smart style of our new school uniform reflects the high standards we expect at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy. School uniform is compulsory for all students in years 7-11.

This guidance is intended to support parents in ensuring their child is dressed smartly, in keeping with the high expectations of the academy. If you have any queries regarding the uniform code, including requests for financial assistance to buy uniform, please contact your child's Head of House or any member of the senior leadership team.

Uniform code

Year GroupBoys' UniformGirls' Uniform
Years 7-11 Compulsory:
  • Boys' Blazer
  • House Tie
  • White shirt
  • Grey trousers
  • Plain black school shoes
  • Plain socks in navy, grey or black

Optional – Navy and blue school v-neck jumper, only available from Initially Yours.

Compulsory:
  • Girls' Blazer
  • House Tie
  • White shirt
  • Grey trousers or knee-length skirt
  • Plain black school shoes
  • If worn, tights must be black, navy blue or natural
  • Socks must be white, black, navy or grey

Optional – Navy and blue school v-neck jumper, only available from Initially Yours.

The School Blazer and the House Tie are both only available from Initially Yours, 69 High St., Hanham. Please see details below regarding ordering and fitting.

House Colours

Titan – Yellow

Atlas – Red

Callisto – Green

Europa - Purple

Black shoes should be plain black leather/faux leather with no markings of any other colour and must be of a formal style. Boots, trainers and skate shoes are not acceptable. As a guide, a suitable shoe can be polished.

School shirts must be a plain white, short or long-sleeved, button-up shirt with a structured collar

Girls' skirts must be of a smart, formal style. Pleated, A-line and skater skirt styles are all acceptable but should not be more than two inches above the knee. Tube skirts and others made of a stretch fabric are not permitted.

Boys' Trousers must be of a smart, formal style and may have a pleated or flat front. Jeans-style trousers, skinny styles and shorts are not permitted

Girls' trousers must be of a smart, formal style and may be slim or boot-leg styles. Skinny styles (including leggings) are not permitted.

Below is a list of approved styles from a range of stores that represent affordable options for parents and are in line with our school uniform code:

ShopApproved skirt stylesApproved trouser styles (girls)Approved trouser styles (boys)
Asda
John Lewis  
M&S    
Initially Yours

Initially Yours are able to advise in store on suitable styles within their range.

Outdoor wear

We would prefer navy-blue or black coats. Leather or leather-type or denim jackets or coats are not allowed in school.

Jewellery

For reasons of safety and security, jewellery will have to be kept to a minimum.

  • Students can select from the following:
  • One wristwatch
  • One small ring
  • One necklace :simple chain and small medallion
  • Earrings: one stud/sleeper only in each ear
  • Additional studs/sleepers elsewhere will have to be removed during school hours
  • Nose studs and other piercings are not allowed
  • Make-up should be discreet if worn
  • No extremes of hairstyle, e.g. Mohicans, hair colour.

PE and games wear

Year 7 and 8 girls:

Compulsary:

  • Unisex / womens fit SBL polo t-shirt
  • SBL PE shorts and / or plain navy tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy football socks (can be purchased from any sports shop)
  • Sports trainers (not leisure shoes / daps)

Optional:

  • SBL half zip training top (students do not have to wear this but it advisable in cold weather. Students will not be allowed to wear any other type of hoody / jumper)
  • Skort

Year 9 and 10 girls:

Compulsary:

  • Unisex / womens fit SBL polo t-shirt
  • SBL PE shorts and / or plain navy tracksuit bottoms and / or skort
  • Navy socks (can be purchased from any sports shop)
  • Sports trainers (not leisure shoes / daps)

Optional:

  • SBL half zip training top (students do not have to wear this but it advisable in cold weather. Students will not be allowed to wear any other type of hoody / jumper)

Year 7,8,9 and 10 boys

Compulsary:

  • Unisex SBL polo t-shirt
  • SBL PE shorts and / or plain navy tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy football socks (can be purchased from any sports shop)
  • SBL rugby top (this can be used as a warm weather top all year round but is essential when rugby is on the curriculum).

PE non-participants

If your son/daughter is unable to participate practically in a PE lesson, they still need jogging bottoms and trainers. This is to ensure that his/her uniform remains clean and dry. All students who are excused from taking part in PE due to medical or injury will need to bring a signed note from home. These students will be expected to take on a leadership role.

Protective wear

Protective clothing should be worn in practical subjects to avoid damage to clothing and to satisfy safety regulations.  Aprons are available from the uniform and sport outfitters.

All items of clothing must be clearly marked with the student's name.

Post-16 students

There is a separate dress code for post-16 students whose appearance is expected to be appropriate to a sound working atmosphere.

Uniform suppliers information

Initially Yours Ltd, 69 High Street, Hanham, Bristol. BS15 3DG

Tel: 0117 9673847
Email: hanham@initiallyyours.co.uk

Please note that, with effect from 18th April, 2016, our uniform stockist will be:

 Initially Yours, 211 Soundwell Road, Soundwell (Kingswood), Bristol.  BS15 1PT

School policies

School policies

If you require a paper copy of any of the school policies then please contact Sandra Wren, tel: 01454 868020 or email: swr@sblonline.org.uk.

Home school agreement

Home school agreement

Introduction

Our vision is for everyone to be given the opportunities to identify and build their aspirations during their years at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy. All students will be enabled to reach their aspirations as a direct result of the high quality learning that takes place across the curriculum and through the behaviours and attributes they develop from the wide range of experiences and from personalised and effective support.  We acknowledge that by working together, (the school, home and the student), we can achieve so much more and therefore this agreement has been written to make clear our collective responsibilities to ensure that every student reaches his or her potential.

Our Values

At Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, all parents, students, Governors and staff believe that the following behaviours and attributes will help us to achieve our vision. We value:

  • Cooperation
    • Working together
    • Showing kindness
    • Developing strong relationships
  • Effort
    • In our academic work at home as well as in school
    • In wider academy activities
  • Honesty
    • With each other
    • With ourselves
  • Resilience
    • Keeping our efforts up even when things are tough
    • Supporting others to be resilient
    • Developing emotional strength and well-being
  • Positivity
    • Taking a ‘can-do’ attitude into every task
    • Making the most of every opportunity
    • Enriching our own experiences and those of others
  • Confidence
    • Reflecting on and celebrating our successes
    • To try new things
    • To believe we can achieve anything

As a member of the SBL community, we will endeavour to demonstrate these values in everything we do.

Through cooperation, honesty and with effort, all SBL students will learn and develop the confidence, positivity and resilience that will enable them to set and achieve the highest aspirations for their futures.

The responsibilities of the academy

 The academy will aim to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum which challenges every student to reach their full potential.
  • Encourage every student to do their best.
  • Provide a safe and caring environment.
  • Set regular homework tasks for students.
  • Keep parents informed of schools news and to communicate with parents regularly, listening to their concerns.
  • Achieve high standards of work and behaviour throughout the school.
  • Provide a range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Set clear behaviour and discipline policies.

 The responsibilities of the parent/s or carer/s

I / we will:

  • Ensure that my / my child attends Sir Bernard Lovell Academy daily, on time and properly equipped.
  • Notify the academy in accordance with the academy's policies in the event that my child is absent.
  • Encourage my child to do their best.
  • Take an interest in my child's education.
  • Support all of the academy's policies and guidelines for work and behaviour.
  • Support my child with set homework tasks.
  • Attend parent evenings and read correspondence sent to me by the academy.
  • Politely inform the school of any concerns that I may have.
  • Notify the academy immediately of any changes in my / our contact details or other emergency contacts.

The responsibilities of the students

I will:

  • Take pride in my academy.
  • Respect the academy environment.
  • Be respectful towards others in the academy community and behave in a responsible way.
  • Attend Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in term time as directed
  • Be punctual and organised.
  • Do all my homework and classwork as best as I can.
  • Be honest and truthful.
  • Take care of equipment and use equipment safely and appropriately.
  • Respect other people's property.
  • Behave in accordance with academy rules.
  • Always try to achieve my full potential.

lease note that the governing body will review this agreement from time to time and when revisiting this agreement, the governing body will consult the parents of all registered students at the academy.

Term dates

Term dates

Term dates 2017-18

Term 1 
Begins 1 September 2017
Inset days 1 and 4 September, 2017
Ends 20 October 2017
Term 2 
Begins 30 October 2017
Inset day 30 October 2017
Ends 15 December 2017, 
early closure at 12.45pm
Term 3 
Begins 2 January 2018
Inset day 9 February 2018
Ends 9 February 2018
Term 4 
Begins 19 February 2018
Ends 23 March 2018
early closure at 12.45pm
Term 5 
Begins 9 April 2018
Ends 25 May 2018
Term 6 
Begins 4 June 2018
Inset day 15 June 2018
Last day of term 20 July 2018, 
early closure at 12.45pm
Inset day 23 July 2018
Ends 23 July 2018

Term dates 2018-19

Term 1 
Begins 3 September 2018
Inset days 3 and 4 September, 2018
Ends 26 October 2018
Term 2 
Begins 5 November 2018
Inset day 5 November 2018
Inset day 21 December 2018
Ends 21 December 2018
Term 3 
Begins 7 January 2019
Inset day 15 February 2019
Ends 15 February 2019
Term 4 
Begins 25 February 2019
Ends 5 April 2019
Term 5 
Begins 23 April 2019
Ends 24 May 2019
Term 6 
Begins 3 June 2019
Inset day 18 June 2019
Ends 23 July 2019
The school day

The school day

All students have an organiser, which includes a guide to the school’s daily routines and the code of conduct.  The times of the school day are as follows:

  • 8.45 -  9.45     Period 1 – registration should take place at the START of period 1 and at the latest by 9.00.
  • 9.45 - 10.45    Period 2
  • 10.45 - 11.05   Break
  • 11.05 – 12.05  Period 3
  • 12.05 – 13.05  Period 4
  • 13.05 – 13.45  LUNCH
  • 13.45 – 14.15  Tutor Period
  • 14.15 - 15.15 Period 5 – registration MUST take place at the start of period 5.

Breaks and lunchtimes

No students are allowed off site at morning break. You must stay on site at lunchtime unless your parents have signed a consent form for you to go home to lunch and you have a pass.  If you have a pass, you should leave the site the promptly and return for the afternoon session on time. Students should go straight home to their own house and not buy food from local shops. Please put all litter in bins.

Equipment

All students are expected to bring a bag to school each day. This should be suitable to carry all the equipment required for your lessons and large enough to take an A4 ringbinder and books. You should always have writing equipment, (pen, pencil, eraser, ruler etc.) with you, and we recommend that students bring a mini-dictionary. For art lessons, students will need sketchbooks which may have to be purchased from school.

Online payments

Online payments

Parents and carers can now pay for school trips and visits with a debit or credit card via the external secure Tucasi online payments website.

Cash and cheque payments will continue to be accepted, but we hope online payments will benefit those who prefer this method of payment.

Access Tucasi online payment system for school visits and cashless catering (canteen)

If you have not yet activated Tucasi account for online payments including the new cashless catering system (canteen), you will need an access code in order to set up your child's account. If you have not received an access code please email finance@sblonline.org.uk and one will be issued.

In order to cut down on the number of issues parents and carers are experiencing there are a number of self-help documents to view BEFORE logging in.

The items are in green on the “SCOPay” log-in page and include: Quick Reference Guide including :

  • How to Register
  • How to link children
  • How to change log-in details
  • How to create a 2nd log-in
  • What to do if you have forgotten your password

Video guide – a short video tutorial showing the process from beginning to end from receiving the link code letter to paying for an item.
Frequently Asked Questions including :

  • What’s a link code?
  • What is an access letter and how do I get one
  • I have two children at the same school, can I pay using one account?
  • I have children at different schools, can I pay using one account?
  • I used the wrong email address to set-up what can I do?

Parents and carers can also re-set their passwords using the “I’ve forgotten my password” button also found on this page and change their email address using the “I can’t verify my email address” button.

These items are accessed BEFORE log-in so if you direct your parents here this will probably help them resolve their queries.

Making an iPad insurance claim

Making an iPad insurance claim

In the event of any damages made to your iPad, all claims are processed by CPU Group Ltd., once you have completed the online form and turned off 'find my iPad', the iPad should then be taken to the main school reception where one of our administrators will send the device off for repair. Please note that there is a £50 excess charge payable for most claims.

This process usually takes 2-3 weeks, once completed you will be notified via your tutor that you are able to collect your repaired iPad from the IT Support Office based in M6. If you have any queries regarding the iPad insurance, please email ipadenquiries@sblonline.org.uk.

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

Information about pupils in Wellsway Multi Academy Trust schools and alternative provision

Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information

We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning
  • monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care; and
  • assess the quality of our services

This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. For pupils enrolling for post 14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the unique learner number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.

Once our pupils reach the age of 13, the law requires us to pass on certain information to the local authority in which the school is located who have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds. We may also share certain personal data relating to children aged 16 and over with post-16 education and training providers in order to secure appropriate services for them. A parent/guardian can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth be passed to the local authority by informing the school office / administrator. This right is transferred to the child once he/she reaches the age 16. For more information about services for young people, please visit the relevant local authority website.

We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the school office / administrator.

We are required, by law, to pass some information about our pupils to the Department for Education (DfE). This information will, in turn, then be made available for use by the local authority.

DfE may also share pupil level personal data that we supply to them, with third parties. This will only take place where legislation allows it to do so and it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level and sensitivity of data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle the data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.

For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-pupil-database-apply-for-a-data-extract

For information on which third party organisations (and for which project) pupil level data has been provided to, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received

If you need more information about how the DfE collect and use your information, please visit:

After school activities

After school activities

At SBL we run lots of after school clubs to suit a variety of interests. All after school clubs are an hour long. Please make sure you inform your parent(s)/carer if you are attending an after school session.

We are currently in the process of updating our extra-curricular activities for 2016/17 and will be publishing a new timetable shortly.

Years 7-9
DayTimeActivityVenue & contact
Tuesday 3.30pm Art Club plus KS3  Arts Award G63 – Mr Corkish
Tuesday 3.30pm Racquet sports Sports Centre - Mr Bowers
Tuesday 3.30pm Core fitness Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Wednesday 3.30pm Reading Hack Club Miss Tenniswood, Library
Wednesday 3.30pm Theatre Tech Training Mr Blackwell - M90/M91
Thursday 3.30pm Rugby Mr Sheills
Thursday 3.30pm Netball Mrs Barton & Miss Payne - Sports Centre
Thursday 3.30pm Cross Country Mrs Hart - Sports Centre
Friday 3.30pm Cheerleading Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Friday 3.30pm SBL Soul Band M93 – Mr Lyle

 

Years 9-11
DayTimeActivityVenue & contact
Tuesday 3.30pm Art Club G63 – Mr Corkish
Tuesday 3.30pm Year 11 Business Studies support sessions Mrs Revill - M48
Tuesday 3.30pm Psychology and Health and Social Care support sessions Mrs Kauser - M1
Tuesday 3.30pm Year 11 GCSE Maths support sessions Miss Williams - G28
Tuesday 3.30pm Racquet sports Sports Centre - Mr Bowers
Tuesday 3.30pm Year 10 GCSE Practical Progress Club Mrs Barton & Mr Sheills - Sports Centre
Tuesday 3.30pm Core fitness Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Wednesday 3.30pm GCSE Product Design support Mr Knowles & Mrs Cropley - M37
Wednesday 3.30pm GCSE Engineering support Mr Fletcher - M37
Wednesday 3.30pm GCSE & A Level  Textiles support Miss Shand - M51
Wednesday 3.30pm GCSE Food Tech support Mr Jarrett - M37
Wednesday 3.30pm Theatre Tech Training Mr Blackwell - M90/M91
Thursday 3.30pm Rugby Mr Sheills
Thursday 3.30pm GCSE Psychology and Health and Social Care support sessions Mrs Kauser - M1
Thursday 3.30pm Netball Mrs Barton & Miss Payne - Sports Centre
Thursday 3.30pm Cross Country Mrs Hart - Sports Centre
Thursday 3.30pm Year 11 GCSE Maths support sessions Miss Williams - G28
Friday 3.30pm Aim higher in your GCSE's Sports Centre - Mr Sheills
Friday 3.30pm Aim for A* GCSEs Sports Centre - Mrs Barton
Friday 3.30pm Year 11 Futsal Mr Bowers - Sports Centre
Friday 3.30pm Cheerleading Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Friday 3.30pm SBL Soul Band M93 - Mr Lyle

  

Sixth Form
DayTimeActivityVenue & contact
Tuesday 3.30pm Racquet sports Sports Centre - Mr Bowers
Tuesday 3.30pm Core fitness Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Wednesday 3.30pm DT Club (includes textiles) DT
Thursday 3.30pm Netball Mrs Barton & Miss Payne - Sports Centre
Thursday 3.30pm Rugby Mr Sheills
Thursday 3.30pm Cross Country Mrs Hart - Sports Centre
Friday 3.30pm Year 12 & 13 Football Mr Fletcher - Sports Centre
Friday 3.30pm Cheerleading Sports Centre - Miss Payne
Friday 3.30pm SBL Soul Band M93 – Mr Lyle
On the Radar and the PE Department's newsletter archive

On the Radar and the PE Department's newsletter archive

Feel free to browse through the current and past editions.

On the Radar newsletter archive

Latest issues: 

On the Radar newsletter No. 48: September 2017

Previous issues:
On the Radar Newsletter: No 1: January 2015
On the Radar Newsletter No 2: January 2015
On the Radar Newsletter No.3: February 2015
On the Radar Newsletter No. 4: March 2015
On the Radar Newsletter No 5: March 2015
On the Radar Newsletter No 6: April 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 7: May 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 8: May 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 9: June 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 10: June 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 11: July 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 12: September 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 13: September 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 14: October 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 15: November 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 16: November 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 17: December 2015
On the Radar newsletter No. 18: January 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 19: January 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 20: February 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 21: February 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 22: March 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 23: March 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 24: April 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 26: May 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 27: May 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 28: June 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 29: June 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 30: July 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 31: September  2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 32: October 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 33: November 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 34: November 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 35: December 2016
On the Radar newsletter No. 36: January 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 37: January 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 38: February 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 39: February 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 40: March 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 41: March 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 42: April 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 43: May 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 44: May 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 45: June 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 46: June 2017
On the Radar newsletter No. 47: July 2017

PE Department's newsletter archive

Latest issues: 
PE Department's newsletter no. 5, November 2016

Previous issues:
PE Department newsletter no. 1, April 2015
PE Department newsletter no. 2, May 2015
PE Department's newsletter no. 3, July 2015
PE Department's newsletter no. 4, November 2015
PE Department's newsletter no. 5, November 2016

Parents' evening booking system

Parents' evening booking system

Link to the parents' evening booking system website

School Canteen

School Canteen

The Multi Academy Trust's in-house catering, Zest have recently introduced new lunchtime menus, which will operate on a three week cycle. Claire Mansri, Executive Chef for the Trust says, "a great dealing of planning has gone into creating these menus. We have primarily focussed on creating great homemade food using fresh, healthy, local ingredients at an affordable price for our staff and students to enjoy.”

Zest's school lunchtime menu, September 2017 (pdf, 232kb)

All meals are £1.95 on their own or £2.50 with a dessert (choice of fresh fruit, yoghurt or dessert of the day)

Canteen menus and prices for students and staff

Breakfast menu (pdf, 207kb)
Breaktime menu (pdf, 208kb)
Drinks prices (pdf, 510kb)

If you have any questions or feedback please contact the school.

Insight homework

Insight homework

Link to the Insight home website for students and their parents and carers.