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Bus Information

In the light of losing the Green Bus in September, we would like to trial some alternative arrangements for the last week of this Summer Term.

W/b Monday  17th July until Friday 21st July

Morning

Burngreave

No Green bus, the Green Bus will be replaced by the white Heaton’s Coach.

8.00 am    Heatons Coach (70 seater) picks up Parkwood students at stop opposite Vestry Hall and drives to Parkwood Academy via Burngreave Road, Minna Road, Cooks Wood Road, Shirecliffe Road and Longley Avenue West picking up students on the way only at designated bus stops.

8.20 am    Arrive at Parkwood Academy Teynham Road, offload students and continue to Page Hall to collect students at usual collection point, Rushby Street

Page Hall

8.30 am   White Bus Heaton’s Coach collects students on Rushby Street and drives directly to the Academy

8.45 am    Arrive at Parkwood Academy, offload students on Longley Avenue West

Afternoon

Burngreave

3.05 pm     White Bus / Heaton’s Coach pick up students going back to Burngreave outside gate on Teynham Road and do morning journey in reverse, dropping last students at the stop near Vestry Hall around 3.30 pm.

Page Hall                              

No Heatons Bus to Page Hall in the afternoon – Minibus on standby

Tickets

Each journey will cost the normal child’s ticket cost of 80p

A member of staff will take the ticket cost when the students get on the bus and issue  a token/ticket.

On arrival at the academy, students will hand in their token / ticket to a member of staff, students without tickets will have to pay the 80p as they get off the coach.

 

Last Day Arrangements

Students will break up for the summer at lunchtime on Friday 21st July.  This day will be a non-uniform day and students will be asked to bring £1 donation on Thursday 20th July.  Funds will be used to support our Y7 residential in the new academic year.

Students should return to the academy on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

 

Lock Down Policy

 

It has recently become a legal requirement for schools and academies to have a Lockdown Policy. This would be used in cases such as toxic fumes in the area, a stray dog on the school stie or an intruder on the premises. We have today conducted a lockdown drill and are pleased to inform you that we secured the building within 90 seconds and as always, the students and staff responded to this impeccably. We have a number of issues to address following feedback from the drill and this will enable us to strengthen our policy even further.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to make contact with the academy.

 

UNIFORM UPDATE:- Due to the weather, blazers are now optional till the end of term.

 

 

Our very own Mr Howard is raising money for St Luke's Hospice by taking a 20 year old Subaru Impreza on a round trip of over 3000km for his Montecarlo or Bust Challenge!

If you can spare a few pounds, please help Mr Howard raise as much money as possible for a worthy cause via Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/…/PaulHoward-MonteCarloOrBust2017

 

 

 

Click here to read all about our knife amnesty initiative in the Sheffield Star! 

This week has been a really busy week for staff, students and volunteers in terms of our ongoing project to raise educational awareness about the dangers of Knife crime.

All students have participated in the academy’s drive to ensure all are safe in school and we have used the security arches to great success.  We have had workshops with small cohorts of more vulnerable students with the Fearless Gang themselves.

 

I am delighted to say that, whilst items were confiscated, none were illegal or threatening in any way and this appears to demonstrate the success of this initiative. The most common items confiscated were energy drinks which are banned in the academy, and the most unusual was a can of dairy squirty cream- what more can I say?

 

#DoTheRightThing

Parkwood Academy recently hosted the first ever E-ACT Regional Pupil Celebration Awards ceremony! 

Students from Parkwood and partner school Pathways Academy were recognised for their outstanding artistic efforts and remarkable charitable pursuits at the celebration event.

Congratulations to all of our competition finalists!

#ThinkBIG #OneEACT

After a busy day of fundraising activities, we've managed to raise a GRAND TOTAL of £1,087.67 for the famine in Somalia! Well done Parkwooders!

#Community #ShowTeamSpirit 

 

We're officially OVERSUBSCRIBED with a waiting list for Year 7 admissions! #3YEARSINAROW

We look forward to welcoming our brand new Parkwooders in September 2017!