New Students Questions and Answers

What if I get lost?

Just ask another student or a member of staff, they will be happy to help.  We know it will take a couple of weeks for you to find your way around.  You will soon be an expert!

What equipment will I need to take to school every day?

At least one pen, a pencil, ruler, eraser and a calculator for Maths lessons. A pencil sharpener would be useful and coloured pencils if you have them.

Will I get into trouble if I forget my equipment?

Don’t worry you can buy pens, pencils and rulers from Student Services.

Are the teachers friendly?

The teachers are here to help you and will be happy to do so.

Will I get homework?

You will get to know at the beginning of Year 7 how often you will be given homework (known as AGS Enhance).

Do I have to wear a uniform?

You must always come to school wearing the correct uniform, including suitable shoes.  We also have a PE kit, which must be worn for PE lessons.  Click on the link to the ‘Uniform’ page for the full details.

What if I get bullied?

Speak to your teacher or another member of staff straight away so we can help you.

How will I know what lessons I have to go to?

When you start Year 7 you will be given a printout of your timetable.  If you lose it please ask your Form Teacher or ask at Student Services for a new one.

If I have any problems, what should I do?

Speak to member of staff who you feel comfortable talking to, perhaps your Form Teacher or Year Leader.

How do I pay for my lunch?

You will use your Smartcard to pay at the till in the Oakleaf Caffe.  In September you will load money onto the Smartcard at a cashloader machine in the school.  Your parents/guardians will receive more information about this. During your first couple of weeks at Acklam Grange your parents will receive a letter about ParentPay, this will allow them to pay for your lunch and school trips online, using their bank card.

What if I get hungry in the morning?

You can bring a healthy snack with you to eat in the Oakleaf Caffe at break time, or you can buy a snack or drink at the counter using your Smartcard.