Welcome letter from the Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to Cecil Jones Academy, part of The Loxford School Trust. As part of the The Loxford School Trust, we are able to work within a hub of schools led by Loxford School, an outstanding school, thus ensuring our staff are able to deliver the highest educational standards. 

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

If you would like to visit us in person as part of a socially distanced tour, 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, then please make an appointment with the school office. Alternatively, 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 forward to welcoming you and your child/children to Cecil Jones Academy. Please continue to visit this section of the website as more information will be uploaded during the summer regarding the transition process. 

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 2021.

We are in the process of scheduling new intake parental meetings. these will take place at Cecil Jones between the 22nd and 24th June.  All parents will receive letters with date and time of their appointment.

Advance notice, 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.

This is a list of information that you will be required to include with the admissions form:

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 440000.

If there are any problems please telephone the school.

This Years handbook will be uploaded here, however please find an example of last year’s handbook.

Handbook 2020-21

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.

Term dates for next academic year have not yet been finalised. These will be added soon so please check back with us at a later date.

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Parent Pay invite letters will be posted to all new joiners by 16th July 2020, if you have not received your letter by Monday 9th August, then please contact the school office. If your Parent Pay account is not active as of the 1st 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.

This is currently due to take place on Friday 2nd July. This date will be confirmed once current restrictions have been eased or lifted.

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.

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

 

We asked some our current students to share their thoughts and experiences on life here at Cecil Jones Academy.

So many of our students had plenty of valuable advice about settling into secondary school.

“Cecil Jones is very different to my primary school.  It’s a lot bigger and we have to wear blazers.  All the teachers are really nice and understanding and I already feel like I’ve been here forever. It is really nice to get to earn so many great rewards for achievement and behaviour.”

Ellie

“We always read our books at the start of the lesson.  We have 5 lessons every day.  The work we complete is different than at primary school, but the teachers are really helpful and will always help you if you don’t understand.”

Dylan

“We have such a variety of lessons, including Science, Spanish and Geography. We spend time with our tutor every day. Sometimes we do PSCHE or read our books quietly.  Then we can go home and relax (after doing homework of course) The school is a really good place to learn.”

Poppi

“I’ve really enjoyed my first few weeks at Cecil Jones and know it can only get better. I feel safe and supported and made lots of new friends.”

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.

Monday 09-Aug 1 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 17-Aug 2 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 25-Aug 3 11am to 3pm

 

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.