On Saturday 17th October 2020, we were made aware that a College @ Sirius student had received a positive Covid-19 test.

As a precautionary measure, our Sixth Form student bubble is being asked to self-isolate for the next 14 days and return to the academy on Monday 2nd November. Students do not need to be tested for Covid-19 unless they have any symptoms. The symptoms are: a new, continuous cough, a high temperature and/or loss of taste and smell. As this is a precautionary measure, other members of the household DO NOT need to self-isolate.

In the view of this, we have actioned our Post-16 learning plan. Students in Year 12 will be provided with daily, high-quality work which will enable them to build on the outstanding start they have made. Year 13, where practical and possible, will undertake an online, virtual learning programme utilising video-conferencing software and collaborative software.

Thank you for your continued support,
Gemma Ransom
Head of School.

On Monday 12th October 2020, we were made aware that a Sirius Academy West staff member had received a positive Covid-19 test.

As a precautionary measure, our Year 7 student bubble are being asked to self-isolate for the next 10 days to return to the academy on Thursday 22nd October 2020. Pupils do not need to be tested for Covid-19 unless they have any symptoms. The symptoms are a new, continuous cough, a high temperature and/or loss of taste and smell. As this is a precautionary measure, other members of the household DO NOT need to self-isolate.

Mrs Preece our Deputy Head for Quality of Education will ensure students have quality work and feedback throughout this period.

Thank you for your continued support,
Gemma Ransom
Head of School.

Masks are now mandatory for all staff and students to wear when not in the classroom.  This includes social and communal areas.  Students are expected to bring their own (appropriate designed) mask into the Academy - bandanas and scarfs will not be accepted.

Face masks can only be purchased for 50p from the School Shop via Parent Pay or through the MyEd app (the Academy now operates on a cashless system).

Those wishing to discuss medical exemptions, please contact the relevant year team:

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Thank you all for your continued support during this challenging time.

Gemma Ransom
Interim Head of School
Sirius Academy West

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Welcome to Sirius Academy West

Sirius Academy West is an inclusive and ambitious educational community that delivers a high quality, engaging and innovative learning experience tailored to suit the individual needs of our pupils, prioritising their holistic academic and interpersonal development. At Sirius West we encourage intellectual curiosity, constructive scholastic discourse and the pursuit of excellence in every endeavour. Through our state-of-the-art facilities, expert teachers and collaborative approach to learning our students leave us ready to make the seamless transition to further education, training or employment, securing purposeful, gratifying future vocations.

However, our pursuit of excellence is not wholly consigned to the academic. We place substantial importance on developing resilient, emotionally literate and professional young adults. Our ethos: RESPECT typifies the values we expect every student to exhibit. Respecting each other, their environment and their education, to name but a few of our core values. This social and emotional development is supported and enabled by an exciting enrichment programme that offers pupils opportunities to learn new skills and participate in a wide range of learning taking them beyond our curriculum and the classroom. Our ‘pledges’ promote self-reflection, soft-skill development and enhanced cultural capital together with offering students great opportunities to develop into confident young citizens keen to contribute to their community.

Developing a cohesive bond between home and school is of utmost importance to us. If we share a continuity and consistency of message our children have a significantly increased chance of success. We look forward to an enjoyable and fulfilling relationship with you in the coming years as we work closely together in pursuit of this goal. We trust that parents, guardians and carers will engage fully with all aspects of Academy life and we welcome your comments and feedback.

Sirius Academy West... where stars are born.

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Welcome to Sirius, the Academy where stars are born

Gemma Ransom, Interim Head Teacher

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Year 7 - Restart a Heart Training

19th October 2020

Year 7 - Restart a Heart Training

Congratulations to all the Y7s that were able to celebrate Restart a Heart Day on Friday 16th October.

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Y11 - LOMO Prize Draw Competition Winners

01st October 2020

Y11 - LOMO Prize Draw Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Year 11 students for completing our Log On Move On competition during the enforced academy closure in June and July.

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Y6 Virtual Open Night - Transition Update

Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.

Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.

The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5. 

The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!

For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.

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