Dear Parents,

We are very much looking forward to officially welcoming you and your child to Ark Elvin Academy in September.  In line with the latest Government covid-19 guidelines, all pupils, with their parents’ consent, will take two covid 19 lateral flow tests in our school test centre at the start of term. We would like to invite you to come to the Academy with your child at your allocated time on Monday 6th September (see below). If you give permission, your child will take the first test and then you will both attend the start of Year 7 parent review day meeting with a member of the Year 7 team. A second test will be taken during school time three days later.

On 6th September you and your child will be in school for around one hour to take the covid-19 test and have the welcome meeting. You can inform us when you arrive if you do not wish for your child to take the covid-19 test.

Pupils should attend wearing full school uniform (see full details below) and school bag and equipment so that we can check that everything is ready for the first day of school on 7th September. Also, they must bring their summer holiday homework (again see below).

Your appointment time and full details about the first three days of term are shown in the table below.

Date

Activity

Time

Monday 6th September 2021

Covid 19 Test and one to one welcome meeting.

Pupils will receive their school laptop at this meeting. If you have not yet done so, please complete this form https://forms.office.com/r/cj5kuQ2ezp  to collect your device.

Your allocated time has been emailed to you. If you have not received it, please email t.ittu@arkelvinacademy.org.

Tuesday 7th September 2021

Induction Day

Start: 08:20

End: 14:35

Wednesday 8th September 2021 onwards

Normal School Day

Start: 08:20

End: 15:30

Summer Holiday Homework

Please click here to view the summer holiday homework we have set for pupils. We would like children to spend one to two hours a week (for three weeks of the Summer) completing their homework. They will need an exercise book or pad of paper to complete the tasks. They must bring their completed work with them on their first day of school.

Uniform

Our school uniform is designed to allow pupils to dress in a professional manner. Wearing the uniform correctly is a very important part of belonging to the Ark Elvin Academy community and pupils must be dressed in the appropriate way. All pupils must use an official Ark Elvin Academy bag. This can either be the academy branded rucksack or book bag.  See all items of our uniform at https://arkelvinacademy.org/uniform.

Uniforms and school bags can be bought from Ace Clothing, 5A Courtenay Road, East Lane Business Park, East Lane, Wembley, HA9 7ND. Purchases can also be made on their website http://www.aceclothing.co.uk/.

Learning Equipment

Every day, pupils must bring to school with them:

  • Exercise books needed for that day
  • Pupil planner – This will be provided to pupils on the first day of school
  • Reading book
  • PE kit (on the days that they have PE) in an Ark Elvin PE bag
  • Clear pencil case with two blue or black pens, a green pen, two highlighters, two pencil sharpeners
  • Ruler, calculator and maths equipment
  • We also encourage pupils to have the following equipment with them:
    • A plain mask (unless you would prefer your child not to wear a mask in communal areas at school) with no logos on in a school uniform colour: Black, grey, white or purple
    • A water bottle

Ark Elvin branded pencil cases can be purchased from reception at parent review day.

Pupil Details and Documents

If you have not already done so, please complete our pupil detail form at https://forms.office.com/r/rRYy8etWDM so that we have the most accurate information about your child.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.

Best wishes,

Tommy Ittu

Vice Principal