Welcome to the parent/carer section of our website, We hope you find the information useful.
Like you, we want your child’s education to be amazing! On this page we’ll keep you informed of key events coming up and exciting things that have happened.
This page is also useful to help answer questions you may have;information about admissions, uniforms, the way learning is organised, the Curriculum… everything is somewhere on this page! If you want to find out about things your child is doing in class at the moment, jump to the year group they’re in at the top of the page.
Our mission: To provide high quality education to the community which offer life changing opportunities in a safe, creative, exciting environment. All are valued and inspired to flourish and grow as individuals, learning is believing the sky is the limit
Bexhill Academy is a non-selective school for the local community. As such, the admissions policy reflects the locally co-ordinated admissions scheme. After admitting students with a statement of SEN, followed by ‘Looked After’ children, the admissions policy for the Academy prioritises brothers and sisters of children at the school and those living closest to the Academy. Our admissions policy is available below.
Our admissions number (PAN) is 60; this means this year we will admit upto 60 pupils into our Reception classes. Our admission number has been 60 for three years, hence we have a capacity of 60 pupils per year group in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3 upwards our capacity is 45 pupils per year group.
Applying for a place at Bexhill is easy. Like most Sunderland schools, it is handled by the Admissions team at the Local Authority. All the details you need are here
Bexhill is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision. Further details can be found here .
We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page if you’re interested.
Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here
Parents/Carers – precautions you can take: http://www.internetmatters.org/technologies/parental-controls.html
A nice animation on e-safety for children: http://www.brainpopjr.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/ and a site for everyone about e-safety http://www.kidsmart.org.uk
Learning to read and write
A guide to phonics – BRILLIANT movies for both parents and children alike, linked to the phonic phases your child is working: http://www.mrthorne.com
Sites to support learning
A couple of ‘generic’ links, from brilliant providers! http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/ and http://ngkids.co.uk/?utm_source=kids.nationalgeographic.com&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=abt20141021_t1_kidsukredirect&utm_campaign=ng_kids_us#
While the Academy has taken every precaution possible, it is not responsible for the content of any linked websites. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, Wise Academies are not responsible for the content of external websites. This is because:
- the Trust does not produce them or maintain/update them
- the Trust cannot change them
- they can be changed without the Wise Academies’ knowledge or agreement.
Some of our external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases.
The inclusion of a link to an external website from this website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products/services).
You said: It’s the 21st century, shouldn’t paper communication be a thing of the past?
We’ve improved: by putting key information onto our new Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you’re a Facebook user, click on the logo and ‘like’ our page to receive updates.
Twitter people can click that logo and ‘follow’ us for regular info too!
(We do still send paper documents home now and again too!)
We’re really excited to be continuing with our new curriculum this year at Bexhill. The curriculum, organised into ‘topics’ or ‘contexts’, was a huge success last year, and the second part of the two-year cycle will be introduced this year. As many of you will know by now, each topic will begin with an event or a visit to inspire the children, and will culminate in a similar event giving the children the opportunity to showcase their learning. Parents/carers are a crucial part of this – we really value your support at these events, and YOU make the end celebrations worth having. Your children like nothing more than being able to share their achievements with you. These may be in the form of an assembly, a performance, an exhibition of work… the opportunities are endless. Your child’s work from though out the term will also be on display (as will their homework – make sure they complete it on time, and to a high standard!). Thank you for your continuing support.
The Academy follows the new National Curriculum in Literacy and Maths – we’ll be sharing things from these with you throughout the year… some of the things in it are a bit tougher than they used to be! Our topics/contexts are being designed to include the best elements of other subjects. Enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities are linked in order to make learning purposeful and engaging, and, above all, to raise achievement.
Click on the image below of the year group you’re interested in for more information.
We are proud to be an inclusive school where some of our children have specific needs; how we cater for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is detailed here through something called ‘Our Local Offer’.
Local offer information can be found here: https://sunderland.fsd.org.uk/kb5/sunderland/directory/home.page