Welcome letter from the Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to Cecil Jones Academy, part of The Loxford School Trust, recognised by Ofsted as a High Performing School and judged as Outstanding in its most recent Ofsted Inspection.

We aim to prepare young people for an ever-changing world that values self-confident, well-educated and enterprising people.

It is a privilege to lead Cecil Jones on its journey to be a school of choice within the local community and to work in partnership with such enthusiastic children, committed staff and supportive parents and governors. We are also pleased to offer a wide range of enrichment activities to support and engage our local community.

Building on our past successes, we continue to seek new challenges and opportunities to help children fulfil their potential, both academically and socially, so that they leave us with the widest range of choices in a challenging society. We want every child to feel a welcome part of the school community.

To achieve this aim, we provide an education that meets the needs of young people, delivered in an educational environment that emphasises traditional standards of uniform, discipline and respect, whilst nurturing talent, ambition and the drive to succeed.

Everything we do at Cecil Jones Academy is centred on ensuring that each individual student is educated and supported to flourish in the world today – as an individual, as a partner, as a member of a team and as a citizen.

With excellent facilities and high quality teaching, the students at Cecil Jones Academy are happy, challenged and motivated.  The School is committed to ensure each student is recognised and celebrated for all their achievements, both in and out of school. A triumph can be seen in a variety of different ways and we strive to show all of our students each one is important.

We aim to deliver:

• Challenge, relevance and engagement – we want all our students to be fully involved in their learning appropriate skills for living, for work and for happiness

• The skills to make our students active citizens

• An environment in which children enjoying their childhood

• Exam success – we want our students to get the best possible qualifications

• Self-identity and a feeling of self-worth

• Opportunities and experiences that engage our students

• Healthy habits that are embedded for life

We are truly sorry you have not had the opportunity to visit us in person,  experience the true atmosphere of our school and see first-hand the changes that have been made since Cecil Jones Academy has joined the Loxford School Trust. Due to the current restrictions, please take a few minutes to click on the school maps and watch our virtual tour of the school/curriculum areas. I hope you will enjoy it and we look forword to welcoming you and your child/children to Cecil Jones Academy.

 

Mr R Micek

Executive Headteacher

I have been the Chief Executive Officer of the Loxford School Trust since June 2013 and the continuing Headteacher of Loxford School since January 2008.

Our partnership consists of 7 Academies. Loxford School is an All Through School, Aldborough is a Primary School and The Warren School, Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College, The Tabor Academy, Gaynes School and Cecil Jones Academy are all secondary schools.

In the Trust we believe that students come first and that every child can find a route to happiness, prosperity and success. The Trust was created to enable staff to work more closely together to deliver the best education possible for the students who attend our academies.

We are proud of the improvements we have seen in exam results and every School that has been inspected by OFSTED since they joined the Trust is now either good or outstanding. More of our students than ever before now have qualifications that stand out in comparison with other young people in the city.

Our vision is simple: we believe that by working together rather than in isolation we can accelerate our Academies to be outstanding schools. In doing so, together we create more opportunities for the lifelong success for our students as they become young adults.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message.

Mrs Anita Johnson,

Chief Executive Officer

We are pleased that your child will be joining us in September 2020.

We are sorry that we are unable to meet at present for an admission meeting.  We hope to have admissions meetings later in the year to give you more information about the school. We will also give your child and you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. In the meantime, please fill in our blue admissions forms that we have previously posted to you and return it to the school as soon as you can.

The admission form requires us to gather information such as parents’ address and phone numbers, your doctors’ name, address and phone number and the phone numbers for other emergency contacts.

Please ensure you bring the following paperwork with you at the time of your meeting:

Proof of address

Passport size photo of your child

Your child’s passport or birth certificate 

If your child is not going to take the place at Cecil Jones Academy in September we would be grateful if you could inform us urgently by telephoning the school on 01702 440 000.

If there are any problems please telephone the school.

ENGLISH

Adventure reading and writing, Gothic reading and writing, Roald Dahl – Reading for meaning, Poetry from other cultures, Romeo and Juliet, Holidays – Persuasive reading and writing.

 

MATHEMATICS

Unit 1: Analysing and Displaying Data, Unit 2: Number Skills, Unit 3: Expressions, Equations and Formulae, Unit 4: Decimals and Measures, Unit 5: Fractions and Percentage, Unit 6: Probability, Unit 7: Ratio and Proportion, Unit 8: Lines and Angles, Unit 9: Sequences and Graphs, Unit 10: Transformation.

 

SCIENCE

Enquiry processes, Forces, the Earth, the Universe, Matter, Separating mixtures, Electromagnets and Current electricity. Ecosystems, Plant reproduction, Reactions, Metals and non-metals, Energy and energy transfer, Waves and Light. Organisms, Cells, Genes, Human and reproduction.

 

SPANISH

Personal description – Alphabet and phonics, name, age, birthday, hair, eyes, size, personality, where you live. Family – brothers and sisters, pets, descriptions in the 3rd person. School – opinions and reasons for liking/disliking subjects, items in a school bag, telling the time, exploring the Spanish school systems, description of teachers. Free time – hobbies and interests, sports, introduction of the present tense, places in a town. Where you live – description of your town, places in town, activities in town. Culture – Learning about Spanish festivals, creating a brochure about a festival

 

GEOGRAPHY

Where I live, Weather and Climate, India, Rivers and Flooding, Tourism, Extreme Environments.

 

HISTORY

What is History? Anglo Saxon Prittlewell, The Norman Conquest, Medieval Life, The Crusades, Medieval Monarch, The Black Death, The Crusades, Medieval Monarch, The Black Death.

 

RE

Bridging Unit, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Citizenship, Buddhism, Religious Charities.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Theory: Thermosetting polymers, Thermoforming polymers

Projects: Keyring, Key holder, Maths – Areas

Skills: CAD / CAM (2D Design), Graphical drawings, Product research, Product analysis, Creative thinking.

 

ART AND DESIGN

Key skills, Uderstanding TTSH (Tone, Texture, Shade & Highlights), Hundertwasser, Collage, Pattern

3D letters, Fantasy creatures, 3D sculpture, Under the microscope.

 

COMPUTING

The Internet and E-Safety, Programming: Scratch to Python, Microsoft Office Skills,

Data Handling, Digital Graphics, Inside the Computer.

 

FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION

Basic hygiene - how to prepare for practical, Basic nutrition - the EatWell Guide, Food commodities- Fruit and Vegetables, Identifying key equipment, Basic practical skills being able to make a dish following a demonstration and start to use recipe methods, Self –reflection - evaluating dishes and own performance.

 

PE

Football, Handball, Rugby, Netball, Gymnastics, Badminton, Table Tennis, Benchball, Dodgeball, Heart Rate Function, Muscles, Bones, Health benefits, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders and Softball.

DRAMA

Naturalism/Non- naturalism, Stages, Mime, Characterisation, Vocal and physical skills, Conventions of pantomime as a style, Structure of a script and stage directions, Genres, Adaptations.

Parent Pay invite letters will be posted to all new joiners by 17th July 2020, if you have not received your letter by Monday 10th August, then please contact the school office. If your Parent Pay account is not active as of the 2nd September, then this might mean your child will not be able to access any funds to purchase items from the school meal provider.

Normally our new students would join us in July to experience a day at Cecil Jones Academy.

Due to the current situation and government information we are unable to go ahead with this day as we normally would.

We will update this area of the website as we have more information for you about transition.

Please use the tabs on this section for information regarding your child joining us.

All parents/carers will have received a personalised letter with a date and time for a meeting at Cecil Jones Academy. These meetings have been postponed.

Please return the blue admissions form that you have received to us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the academy on 01702 440000

Over 100 year 6 students came to spend the day with us at Cecil Jones Academy today.

Students who will be joining us in September came along today to experience a day at Cecil Jones Academy in order to get rid of some of their worries about moving up to the Academy.

They went along to different lessons and met lots of members of staff. Every student visited our food technology department and made rock cakes to take home with them. They also visited the science department where they were using Bunsen burners. During this session they appeared to magically changed the colour of the flames from yellow to green and even red. There was a sensory experience in the English department and even some tricks from the maths department amongst the many activities that were running,

The students visited our Café during lunchtime and sampled some of the food available followed by some fun and games with the PE department during their break and lunchtime.

We ended the day with a short assembly where the students all received a certificate and a Cecil Jones teddy bear to keep as a memento of their day.

Students had a thoroughly enjoyable day with us here at Cecil Jones and we are all looking forward to September when they start their journey with us in earnest.

Now 6 months into their journey at Cecil Jones Year 7 and our new year 12 students had the following to say.

What is the school uniform policy?

Students will be expected to wear the correct uniform and be of smart and sensible appearance at all times.  Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles, unnatural hair colour, designer shirts, trainers and decorated footwear is not permitted.  No decorative attachments are to be worn in the hair.  Hair bands must be plain black or white with a maximum of 50mm width.  Tram-lines, Mohicans or other shaved shapes in the hair and ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.  Make-up and nail varnish or nail extensions and false eye lashes must not be worn at any time.  Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted nor are bandannas, hoods, caps or hats. Students are allowed to wear a wrist watch and all other jewellery i.e. earrings etc. is banned from school.

School Uniform:

 All students are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times, blazers must be worn (and not kept in their bags) the correct footwear must be worn at all times i.e. black shoes which can be polished.  Hoodies, baseball caps and bandanas are not permitted.  These will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school week.  All outdoor coats must be appropriate for school.

By requiring students to wear the school uniform, it is intended to develop their sense of loyalty to the community of which they are members, and to encourage them to take a pride in their appearance.  Students are expected to wear full school uniform on the way to and from Cecil Jones Academy. Jewellery and other banned items will be confiscated and only returned at the end of each week.  However, in some cases parent/carers will be required to collect confiscated items.

Post 16 students will be expected to dress in smart business attire and to set an example to the younger students.

A detailed list of uniform requirements can be found in every student’s planner.

Please remember that the uniform for the new intake 2020/21 is very different than some of the older year groups and all students are expected to wear this style and not the previous black blazers.  An example of this new uniform will be available to view at our information day.

School Uniform can be purchased at the following times:

A uniform shop will be open on the following dates and times during the school holidays:

Day

Date

School

 

Time

Monday

10-Aug

Cecil Jones

1

11am to 3pm

Tuesday

18-Aug

Cecil Jones

2

11am to 3pm

Wednesday

26-Aug

Cecil Jones

3

11am to 3pm

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01702 440000.  Please see Pages 18-19 for a full list of uniform expectations and rules and Page 22 for the order form.

Alternatively, uniform can be purchased online awww.schooluniformdirect.org.uk

  Item

Description

Further Information

Blazer

Navy with aqua braiding and embroidered school

logo

Worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.  Only original buttons to be used to fasten – no safety pins etc. (Cecil Jones Academy keeps a stock of spare original buttons)

Trousers (Boys and girls)

Grey, classic style, full length

No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts.  Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist. Belts should be black, demure and functional, no oversized buckles, clasps, studs, trimmings, not worn as fashion accessory.

Skirt (Girls only)

The school skirt must be grey, and full box pleat style (pleat must be from waistline to hemline)  It must be no shorter than 3 cm above the knee with an embroidered school logo.

Skirts must be worn to their full length and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist.  

(Please note it must be a full box pleat and the school logo visible at all times)

   

Shirt

Plain white traditional school shirt

The shirt should be tucked in and closed/buttoned/fastened at the neck.  Any polo-neck, T-shirt, vest or underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt.  No designer shirts or girls fitted blouses.

School Tie

School tie, navy and aqua stripe with embroidered logo

Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. logo must be clearly visible below the knot.

School Jumper

V-neck navy with embroidered school logo

Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers are acceptable.

Socks/ Tights (Girls only)

Tights – Natural or black Socks –  Black or white

No footless, patterned or fishnet tights, leggings or legwarmers, socks not to be worn with tights, leggings or legwarmers.  Socks cannot be knee length – ankle socks only.

Shoes

Polished black, traditional style, black laces and

stitching, black sole and heel

A plain design, no trimmings, no logos, no decorative buckles, no coloured laces or stitching, no labels, no tags, or other decorations.  No shoe/trainer cross footwear e.g. Prada.  No trainers or fabric shoes e.g. ‘Vans’/‘Air Force Ones’ or rugged hiking/work boots, ‘Kickers’  and ‘Dr

Martens’ boots or knee-length boots are not permitted. Plain black ‘Dr Martens’ shoes and ‘Kickers’ Lo-profile and lace up shoes are permitted; however, all stitching must be black.

Coat/ Jacket

Appropriate for school

No fabric/knitted tops, cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats, sleeveless or hooded tops, body warmers, denim jackets etc. are to be worn.

Students’ PE fleece can be worn on top of their blazer as an outdoor coat if desired. However, no coats are to be worn within the school building.

Head Scarf

Plain black, white, grey or navy

For religious reasons only, with no patterns.

PE Polo Shirt

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Joggers (optional)

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Shorts

Navy (Plain)

PE Fleece Jacket

Navy with the Cecil Jones Academy embroidered logo

PE Rugby Shirt (optional)

Navy and Sky

PE Socks

Winter      –     Long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)

Summer       –     Short white sports socks or long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)

 

Hair/Appearance

Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or unnatural colours are not permitted.

Only black or white hair accessories are allowed.

No decorative attachments to braids or extensions are to be worn in the hair.

Tram lines, shaved shapes in the hair or ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.

Visible makeup, lip gloss, mascara and eye shadow, false eye lashes, eye lash extensions, nail varnish, nail decorations or extensions are not permitted.

Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted.

No hoods, hats, caps or bandannas to be worn anywhere on the school site.

 Jumpers

No pullovers, no cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies or waistcoats are permitted other than the Cecil Jones Academy navy jumper with embroidered school logo.

Jewellery/Valuables

No jewellery is allowed, except for one wrist watch

Nose studs, other forms of body piercing or visible tattoos are not permitted.

No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists, and ankles or attached to clothing.

Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought on site.

Cecil Jones Academy will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst on the premises.

Mobile phones, eWatches, personal stereos, e-readers, MP3/MP4 players, computer games etc. are banned from the school site.

Money should be kept in a purse or wallet. Confiscated items can be collected on a Friday from the School Office by a student, or a parent/carer at any other day of the week.

**All items of uniform should be clearly marked with the student’s name**

Please click below link for more information about free school meals:

Free School Meal

A number of students have MOBILE PHONES.  Cecil Jones Academy fully supports parents who for safety reasons want their children to be able to speak to them in an emergency.

However, we cannot allow mobile phones to interrupt education.  The following rules will be strictly enforced:

  • Cecil Jones Academy will not be responsible for investigating damage, loss or theft
  • All phones must be switched off during the school day and not seen or heard
  • Any telephone causing interruption to a lesson or any other school activity, will be confiscated for a week and only released on production of a letter from the parent. This letter must promise it will not happen again.