Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July 2023.
What time should my son/daughter arrive on the induction days?
Both days will start at 8.35am. Students should arrive between 8.25am and 8.30am and make their way into the school.
Students will have the opportunity to experience lessons and also to get to know their new tutor group.
What does my son/daughter need to bring with them on the induction days?
– Their PE kit
– Their own pencil case
– Bring a packed lunch if not purchasing school food
– Cash to put on their dinner account if purchasing food but online is the preferred method
Please note if a student is going to go home without an adult they must bring a letter into school from parents/carers, giving permission to do so.
What should my son/daughter wear on the induction days?
Students should wear their current school uniform.
What will my child have for lunch on the induction days?
Students can either purchase food at school or bring a packed lunch. Money can be put on your child’s online payment account in advance to purchase food on these days. Alternatively, your child can bring cash on the day but online is the preferred method.
What time will the induction days finish?
The induction days will finish at 3.20pm.
There will be a uniform fitting event on Tuesday 11th July 2023, 3.00-4.30pm, where the school uniform company will assist you with the sizes needed for your child, helping you to complete an order form. This can then be used to place your order online.
When is New Parents' Information Evening?
New Parents’ Information evening is taking place on Thursday 29th June 2023.
What time does the welcome evening start?
The evening will begin at 6.00pm. There will be a talk by the headteacher, an opportunity for the child to meet their form and form tutor and be given detailed information about key areas of the school. Members of the senior leadership team will also be available to answer any questions that you may have.
Should my son/daughter come to the welcome evening?
It is important your child attends the evening so they can meet their form, form tutor and also ‘try on’ uniform.
Can I purchase uniform at the welcome evening?
The uniform company will be present to help your child get ‘fitted’ for uniform. Uniform will then be purchased online.
What times are the school day?
|PREPARATION TIME||08:35 – 08:40|
|MORNING REGISTRATION||08:40 – 08:50|
|PERIOD 1||08:50 – 09:40|
|PERIOD 2||09:40 – 10:30|
|BREAK||10:30 – 10:50|
|PERIOD 3||10:50 – 11:40|
|PERIOD 4||11:40 – 12:30|
|LUNCH||12:30 – 13:20|
|PERIOD 5||13:20 – 14:10|
|PERIOD 6||14:10 – 15:00|
What are the term dates for 2023/24
|AUTUMN Term 2023||FROM THE MORNING OF:||UNTIL THE END OF:|
|Autumn 1st half term||Tuesday 29th August 2023||Friday 13th October 2023|
|Mid-term break||Monday 16th October 2023||Friday 20th October 2023|
|Autumn 2nd half term||Monday 23rd October 2023||Friday 22nd December 2023|
|SPRING TERM 2024||FROM THE MORNING OF:||UNTIL THE END OF:|
|Spring 1st half-term||Tuesday 9th January 2024||Friday 16th February 2024|
|Mid-term break||Monday 19th February 2024||Friday 23rd February 2024|
|Spring 2nd half-term||Monday 26th February 2024||Friday 22nd March 2024|
Will by son/daughter be in a tutor group with their friends?
Tutor groups are created taking into account a number of different factors including:
• ensuring groups are balanced academically
• ensuring groups include students from a number of schools
• ensuring students who are transferring to us on their own are paired up to help them to make friends.
Transition is an anxious time for some, whilst others take it in their stride. We recognise that everyone reacts differently – students, parents and carers. The two days of induction are designed to support your child through this transition. Although it can be daunting, the opportunity to make new friends will, in the long run, be beneficial to all. If you do have any concerns after the two days of induction, please get in contact with us before the summer holidays to ensure we can resolve any issues.
What is Scopay?
Scopay is a secure online account linked to your child and is the preferred method of payment for cashless catering accounts, trips and other one-off school related events.
Your Scopay account activation details have been provided in a letter in the new parents' information evening pack. Please log in at www.scopay.com (or follow the link from the school website) and register as a ‘new user’ before making secure payments. If you already have a Scopay account, please login as usual, follow the instructions to ‘add a child’ and enter the activation code provided when prompted.
Please ensure that you have registered with Scopay and that money has been added to the account before your child’s induction day in July.
Who do I contact if I have a query?
How will the school keep in touch?
We want to ensure excellent communication with parents. To this end, we have a weekly interactive newsletter, which as well as keeping you informed, also celebrates the many successes of our students and school events.
We use the Edulink app to keep you up to date and information is forwarded to e-mail addresses.
Behaviour expectations at Lutterworth High School
At Lutterworth High School we use Discipline for Learning (D4L):
Discipline for Learning
Discipline for Learning (D4L) is about focusing on learning. D4L gives students a chance to do the right thing and collect house points. Students take responsibility for their behaviour; it is ultimately the student who makes the choice to receive a reward or a consequence, not the teacher. D4L is about making positive choices!
– Students will be rewarded house points when they get it right
– Students will be given redirections to change their behaviour
– Consequences follow poor behaviour
– The rules apply to everyone
– The rules apply everywhere in school
– Teachers aim for a 5:1 balance of praise and redirections
– Every lesson is a chance to start again!
All students are expected to put learning first and follow our expectations. Staff will help students to make the right choices about behaviour by redirecting them. Staff will always make it very clear when a redirection is given. Any action in which a teacher gives a student a chance to get their behaviour right, is counted as a redirection.
Staff can redirect students in a number of different ways:
– Mentioning their name
– Directly talking to a student
– Moving a student
Teachers are always looking for positive behaviour and will give house points for it.
If a student chooses to not put their behaviour right after being redirected, then a consequence will follow.
– Level 1 (no further action taken)
– Level 2 (detention with the teacher)
– Level 3 (severe clause whole school detention)
– Level 4 (withdrawal from lesson)
D4L House points and awards
How do students earn house points?
– In lessons, by good work and effort, meeting deadlines, not disturbing others.
– Students get extra house points when they receive a D4L award
– House points are also awarded for participating in house events
All house points count towards the LHS house competition for The Abbott Shield.
Merit Awards are given for good work, effort or achievement. Teachers record these on SIMS and give students a subject postcard. A Merit Award is worth 5 house points.
Hot Choc Friday is a Headteacher’s award for outstanding students who always work hard, always try their best and go above and beyond what is expected of them. Nominations are put on SIMS by subject teachers and are worth 20 house points.
Sneak and Eat is an award for KS4 students who have worked consistently hard and produced exceptional work throughout the week. Nominations are put on SIMS by subject teachers and are worth 20 house points.
House points are awarded every lesson for positive behaviour. Teachers record house points on SIMS.
Distinction Awards are given for exceptional work or achievement. Teachers record these on SIMS and give students a subject postcard. A Distinction Award is worth 10 house points.
What is the school's ethos?
What support is available for my child with SEND?
Lutterworth High School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all its students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are committed to inclusion for all and work closely with parents and students to ensure equal access to all areas of the curriculum. Our aim is to help to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills and to develop students’ independent work and life skills.
Special needs staff work with subject staff to provide in-class support, to help to adapt materials for student use, to directly teach basic skills and to deliver intervention programmes as required. The school maintains an additional needs record that is regularly reviewed to monitor and evaluate students’ progress and needs.
If you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact Mrs Barber-Riley, SENDCO on 01455 552710
ICT Acceptable Use Policy
Students will be expected to:
• Do their best and demonstrate a desire to learn
• Complete homework on time and to the best of their ability
• Be independent, show resilience and not give up
• Take an active part in extra-curricular activities
• Take a pride in their appearance
• Keep to the school’s expectations to support learning
• Show courtesy and respect to all members of the school community in the real and online worlds
• Respect the school environment.
How will my child travel to school?
If you are planning to drive your child to school, please be aware that there is very little parking space at the front of school. Please consider dropping your child nearby, so that they walk the last few hundred metres to school, alternatively drive through the front of school and drop students at the PE gates. If you do park in the community, please park considerately and avoid blocking driveways and entrances for those who live close to the school. Please be mindful that John Wycliffe primary school is also busy, with parents dropping primary school students after 8.45am and collecting them after 3.00pm, and therefore, we recommend that you do not use Moorbarns Lane.
We have a limited number of cycle rack spaces, so if your child wishes to cycle to school, they should apply for a permit in September.
Once they have been allocated a cycle permit and rack space, it is important that bikes are locked securely on the school grounds, (the best way is to lock the bike frame and rear wheel to the bike rack and to make sure that the lock is facing the ground). The bike racks are out of bounds to all students during the school day.
Students cycling to school should ensure that they are dressed appropriately (including bright clothing and a helmet) and that their bike is regularly maintained to ensure safety. Students must cycle sensibly and have regard for other users of roads and pathways. Students are not allowed to ride their bikes anywhere on the school site.
There are bus stops for ARRIVA services outside the school for some and for others, either on Coventry Road or in the town. These services are not run or managed by the school and it is your responsibility to check that they run at times that allow your child to arrive at school by 8.35am and leave school after 3.00pm.
Beaver Bus Company operate services to the school from a large number of villages and towns in South Leicestershire. Parents arrange this transport themselves with Beaver Bus Company – https://beaver-bus.co.uk/. If your child is entitled to free transport then you apply for this through the school transport service at https://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-colleges/transport-to-school-and-college/
These services drop-off and pick up on the school site and students are supervised and loaded onto them at the end of the school day.
Students living in Warwickshire and eligible for their services should go through Warwickshire Local Authority. https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/
Safety is extremely important when travelling to and from the school by any means of transport. If your child is walking or cycling to school, please ensure that they are aware of the pedestrian crossings locally and the safest routes to school.
Your child is representing the school on the way to and from school and our uniform is recognisable. Therefore, please ensure that your child is aware of their conduct when travelling to and from school.
Please note that even when not in uniform or at weekends and evenings, students involved in misbehaviour or public order offences may also be punished by the school for bringing the school into disrepute. We take our commitment to the community extremely seriously.
Uniform and Equipment
What is the school's policy on mobile phones?
Can my child have a water bottle in lessons?
Students are permitted to drink water in a clear bottle during lessons. Other drinks will be confiscated if in lessons.
The drinking of water is not permitted in ICT, science or technology lessons due to safety.
Attendance and Punctuality
Who should I contact if my child is ill?
Please can you ensure you carry out the following if your child is absent from school:
• Telephone the school every day to report the absence on 01455 552710 choose option 1 to leave a message on the student absence voicemail) or alternatively email: email@example.com
• Follow the absence with a letter confirming the reason for absence on your child’s return
• If a student is absent and no reason has been provided by 10:00am a text message will usually be sent requesting a reason
for the absence
Non-urgent appointments should, wherever possible, be made out of school hours.
Without a note any absence cannot be authorised and must go down on student records as unauthorised absence. Attendance
records form part of the annual report which goes home to parents. If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child’s
attendance please do not hesitate to contact the school. We have a network of support in place for parents and students who require it.
Can I take my child on holiday during term time?
Leave of absence in term-time
Taking leave of absence in term-time will affect your child’s schooling as much as any other absence and we expect parents to help their child by not taking holidays in school time. Headteachers are no longer able to authorise any term-time absence unless there are exceptional circumstances.
All applications for leave must be made in advance and in making a decision the school will consider the circumstances of each
application individually and you will notified of the decision in writing.
Any period of leave taken without the agreement of the school, or in excess of that agreed, will be coded as unauthorised and
may result in a Penalty Notice being issued to parents. The school can request a Penalty Notice to be issued from the Pupil Services Court Team at Leicestershire County Council.
A Penalty Notice is £60 per parent per child, to be paid within 21 days. Failure to pay the fine(s) within this timescale would mean the fine rising to £120 to be paid within 28 days of the original fine being issued. If the fine(s) remain unpaid after the full period of 28 days has expired, parents may face legal action under section 444 of the Education Act 1996.
What should I do if my son/daugther is late in to school?
If a student is late getting to school they should report to the Main Reception and sign in. All students must have a valid reason for lateness, including a note from home.
Break and Lunchtime Arrangements
I would like my child to bring a packed lunch
The school provides an excellent catering service for students to purchase a variety of hot and cold meals at reasonable prices. Facilities are also available that allow students to bring packed lunches. However, in the interest of other students with nut allergies, it is essential that students do not include nuts or nut based products in packed lunches.
School meals are offered on a cafeteria basis in the hall and terrace. Each day’s menu offers a range of healthy options using non GM ingredients. Options include tasty hot dishes, a selection of sandwiches, baguettes and paninis, jacket potatoes, pasta dishes, soup and roll plus yoghurt and fresh fruits. A choice of healthy drinks is also on offer.
A meal deal consisting of a main meal, a dessert and a small drink costs £3.00. A large meal which includes the same but with a large drink costs £3.50.
Breakfast is served from 8:00am – 8:30am. Bacon rolls, toasted teacakes, bagels, crumpets, toast and a wide selection of drinks are always available. Throughout the winter hot porridge is also on offer.
All students must remain on school site for the entire lunchtime period.
How does my child pay for food and drink?
Lutterworth High School has introduced cashless catering. The cashless system provides us with a more efficient, faster and ultimately better quality of service. The system incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for students to carry cash throughout the day.
I think my child should receive free school meals
Pupils eligible for free school meals generate additional funding for school through the Pupil Premium Grant. This grant provides funds that the school is able to allocate to a range of additional support such as music tuition, assistance with trip costs and other resources for your son/daughter during their time at Lutterworth High School. Pupils eligible for Free School Meals are treated no differently in school to any other student, yet the benefits to them are great:
- A free lunch every day to the value of £2.75. The introduction of cashless catering means that no student can be identified as receiving a free school meal.
- Support towards some trip costs if requested.
- Support towards the cost of some school uniform if requested.
- Additional educational support where a need is identified.
- Access to other school support services as required.
Do I qualify for free school meals?
Families of children and young people in full-time education may be entitled to claim free school meals providing they receive one of the following qualifying benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
To check if you are eligible for free school meals please call Leicestershire School Catering Service on 0116 305 5000. This only takes a matter of minutes but could make a big difference to the education of your son/daughter. If your child is eligible for free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31 March 2022.
How do I apply?
- You can download the free school meals application form from this website:https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/social-care-and-supporting-families/free-school-meals
- Apply via telephone on 0116 305 5417
- Write to Leicestershire School Catering Service at the following address:
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester. LE3 8RB
What does the curriculum look like?
Can I use the library for homework?
Key Stage 4 students are able to use The Learning Hub for homework after 8.00am until 5.00pm.
Are there assemblies in the morning?
Assemblies take place each week centered around our values and themes of the week. It is a chance for students to spend time considering different points of view on a range of moral issues and current affairs.
What about homework?
Homework at Lutterworth High School is distributed through , Edulink. Both students and parents will be given access to the platform and can use it both on mobile phones and computers.
Teachers will set homework on Edulink on a regular basis and track its completion.
What enrichment activities can I take part in?
We are proud of our wide-ranging programme of co-curricular activities that provides memorable experiences for our students and which allow them to pursue their interests and further develop a wide range of key transferable skills.
We strongly encourage our students to get involved and to recognise the value of these activities as part of their development.
Our staff provide a wide variety of clubs. These run both at lunchtime and after school and are very popular with our students.
We encourage students to suggest ideas for new clubs and to take a role in running them.
In addition, we offer educational visits to many places of interest, put on school productions and place great value on the enrichment activities on offer in curriculum extension time.