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Archway School

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)

How many students are in each tutor group?

There are usually between 25 and 30 students in each tutor group.

Will I have all my lessons with my tutor group?

You will have most lessons with your tutor group; you will be taught in sets for Maths (after Term 1), Design Technology and PE

Will I be in a tutor group with my best friend?

We cannot guarantee this, but we do make sure that there will be someone you know from your primary school in your tutor group.

What time does school start?

You should be in school in good time for the warning bell at 8.40am. Registration begins at 8.45am

How many lessons will I have in a day?

At Archway we have 5 one-hour lessons each day.

Will I have a timetable for my lessons?

Yes. We follow a two-week timetable and you receive your copy on your first day in September

Will we have homework?

Yes. You will have homework and you access it from the online homework platform called Satchel:One. We will show you how to do this on your first day in Year 7

Do I need to bring my PE kit on my first day?

No, You do not need to bring your PE kit on the first day. Have it ready though, as you will need it for your first timetabled PE lesson.

Who can help me if I need help or am worried?

You can ask your class teacher if you need help with your work. If you need help finding your way around the school, Student Services will give you directions. Any other worries or concerns can be discussed with your tutor or with Ms Thulbourne, our Learning Mentor.

Do you have lockers?

Yes. There are lockers available for those Year 7 students who would like to have one.

Can I join an after school club?

Yes. We have a wide variety of clubs for you to join ranging from sports clubs to Art, Music, Drama and Science clubs.

Can I bring a mobile phone to school?

Yes, you can. You must make sure that it is switched off and in your bag when you are on school premises