Please view or download a PDF of all our term & holiday dates 2018-19 here
Start of school day : 7:55am sharp – Gates open from 7:45am
End of school day is a staggered dismissal:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 3:05pm – 3:15pm
Friday – 2:10pm – 2:20 pm
Times of Day
|7.55am - 8.15am||Form time or Assembly|
|8.15am - 9.10am||Period 1|
|9.10am - 10.05am||Period 2|
|10.05am - 10.20am||Break|
|10.20am - 11.15am||Period 3|
|11.15am - 12.10pm||Period 4|
|12.10pm - 1.00pm||Lunch|
|1.00pm - 1.55pm||Period 5|
|1.55pm - 2.50pm||Period 6|
|2.50pm - 3.15pm||Form time|
|3.15pm||End of day and after school clubs|
Absence Line: 020 8795 3183
Please call to report absence before 7.45am
We organise 2 trips a year, at the end of the Spring Term in March and the end of the Summer Term in July. Dates and details will be sent to parents via email and through the Michaela App. A letter will also be sent home with pupils.
Sport at Michaela
All pupils are expected to do PE at Michaela every week. The only exceptions will be for genuine medical reasons.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with their full sports kit. Please also ensure that all items of sports kit are labelled. At the very least families should mark items with the child’s initials. A permanent marker pen can be used to mark initials on the inside of trainers and on the yellow section of the school football socks. Pupils should also bring a Michaela water bottle to school on PE days. This too should be clearly marked with the child’s initials using a permanent market pen.
Pupils who fail to bring their PE kit will stay at school where they will do extra work. These pupils will also do a detention after school on the same day for 30 minutes. Currently this would be Tuesday for Year 7, Wednesday for Year 8 and Thursday for Year 9. Repeat offenders will also be placed in lunch time detention on Friday. If sport is cancelled for any reason, we will notify parents via email and the Michaela app.
Pupils who are fasting are not expected to participate in PE lessons if they choose. If they choose not to participate in PE lessons they will remain in school to carry out additional revision. If fasting pupils do choose to take part in PE lessons, they should notify a member of staff immediately if they feel that the physical activity is too strenuous.
We are a vegetarian school. All pupils attend family lunch daily. There are no exceptions. There are no packed lunches at Michaela. No food or drink is to be brought on to the school site. This includes all sweets, snacks, drinks and chewing gum. The school provides a morning snack for all pupils as well as a two course lunch.
Pupils sit at allocated tables of seven for lunch. Each table is led by an adult or a pupil who has been awarded the status of “Future Leader”. Each pupil has their own specified role at lunch. Each day a topic for discussion is set. Each day we celebrate acts of kindness as a whole school community. At the end of family lunch pupils have around thirty minutes in which they may do homework or spend some time socialising in the school yard.
At all times pupils are closely supervised by adults. This helps foster our central message that pupils should be kind to others. This also helps ensure that bullying does not occur.
Family lunch is squarely focused upon building strong common values and a sense of school community. We pride ourselves on being a school with strong morals at our core. Family lunch, where all pupils come together for the duration, is a key part of this moral focus. We rigorously endeavour to avoid any potential for sectarianism in school. Instead we actively create systems which ensure all pupils, regardless of race or religion, mix fully throughout the school day.
Payments for Lunch & Snacks
As of May 2015 the cost of lunch and daily snacks is £2.50 per day, £12.50 per week, £75.00 per 6 week period. Families must pay for lunch and snacks in half-termly instalments to reach the school by the start of each new half term.
Your payment schedule for school lunches is as follows:
• Half Term 1 – 1st September 2017
• Half Term 2 – 1st November 2017
• Half Term 3 – 3rd January 2018
• Half Term 4 – 1st March 2018
• Half Term 5 – 16th April 2018
• Half Term 6 – 4th June 2018
To make a payment, please visit Parentpay.
Please call the office on 0208 795 3183 if you experience any difficulties making payments.
We have worked with ParentPay to give you the option of paying instalments ahead of each deadline. Therefore, you may wish to consider a budgeting plan. For example, paying £10 into your ParentPay account on a weekly basis as long as the full amount is paid by the deadline.
1. Families of Year 7 pupils pay £73 before each of the dates shown.
2. Families of Year 8, 9 &10 pupils pay £70 before each of the dates shown.
3. Payments must be made online via the ParentPay website: www.parentpay.com
4. It is very important that families pay promptly.
5. If you have any technical difficulties please contact the school.
Free School Meals
We keep free school meal application forms at school and will gladly pass one of these application forms to your child upon request. However, the easiest way to ensure that your free school meal application is processed quickly is to contact Brent via their website:
If families have a free school meal application pending they must still pay for lunch and snacks in advance. If the free school meal application is agreed, over payment will be reimbursed.
Families are able to check their eligibility using the London Grid for Learning Free School Meals Eligibility Checker. If eligible, please provide the school with the awarded certificate in support of your free school meals application.
Find out more about Michaela by viewing our page on the Department for Education’s Performance Tables Website here: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140862
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If you would require any further information on the above or would like a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please email Ms Squire at firstname.lastname@example.org