Ethos & Values

Our Vision

Sirius Academy West, where every child achieves and believes in success. Our fully inclusive school nurtures high aspirations and respect and removes all barriers to learning to enable all students to reach their potential and become productive citizens in our community.

Our Values

We are guided by our 6 core values of RESPECT. Our staff explicitly model our values in everything they do.

1.Respect for yourself
2.Respect for each other
3.Respect for the environment
4.Respect for the community
5.Respect for education
6.Respect for the future

Our Curriculum Principles

To achieve our vision we are guided by the following curriculum principles known as “the 5B’s”

1.Broad and Balanced
2.Built on Firm Foundations
3.Barriers to learning removed
4.Beyond the classroom
5.Bold and Brave – The Best

Attendance

Outstanding attendance is a key contributor to helping students achieve their full potential.

Under the Education Act (1996), parents or carers are required to ensure that their child attends the Academy regularly. Our target is 100% attendance for all of our students.

We expect parents/carers not to arrange holidays during term time they will be unauthorised. If you consider that there are exceptional circumstances, a request must be put in writing to the Headteacher.

We also ask, that as far as possible, any doctors or dental appointments are made out of Academy hours.

If your son or daughter is ill or absence is unavoidable we ask you to contact the Academy between 8.00 am and 9.00 am on the first morning of your son or daughter's absence.

The Academy can be contacted by phone
(01482) 352939 press option 1

If we are unaware of your son or daughter's absence, this will trigger an automated truancy call to your telephone.

At Sirius we reward excellent attendance and punctuality. For those students who achieve 100% attendance they are entered for a weekly and end of term prize draw. A variety of other competitions will take place throughout the academic year.

Timing of the Academy Day
Our timetable provides students with over 26 hours of teaching per week.

The structure for the Academy day can be seen here.

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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.

Year 6 Movie Night! WATCH HERE. Close Notice