Key dates Year 7

Important Dates:

2017 – 2018

14th September:             Early closure 12:30 for Open Evening

21st September              Now You’re in Yr 7 Evening 6pm start

14th December:                 Carol Service

19th December:                 End of term 12.30pm finish

28th June:                        Year 7 Parents Evening

The above dates are subject to change.


Academic Reports:

Throughout the academic year, the school will publish a variety of progress reports which will inform you of your son/daughters academic and character development.

The three types of report format are:

Transition Report This is a character report about how your son/daughter has settled into their school life at Altwood School.
Progress Report This will be a summary of your son/daughters current and predicted grade. In addition, you will also have their effort for learning level on a 1-4 scale.
Full Report This is a full written report including comments from individual teachers along with targets for improving their progress. This will also include a current/predicted grade and effort for learning level.


Engagement 4 Learning level descriptors


These are based on a scale (E1 – E4) based on a student’s engagement within an individual subject:-

  • E1 – outstanding engagement for learning
  • E2 – good engagement for learning
  • E3 – satisfactory engagement for learning
  • E4 – unsatisfactory engagement for learning


Key Contacts


Jeremy Masson: Assistant Headteacher (Achievement)

Simon McCallion: Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)

Heads of House

Leigh Sheppard: Head of House – Faith

Ms Amin: KS3 Head of House – Hope

Mrs L Gomez: KS3 & KS4 Head of House

Mr Smith: Head of House – Joy

Year 7 Tutors

Faith House

Miss McGowan

Mrs Bullworthy

Mrs Petherbridge

Mr Dannell

Miss Schooley

Mr Williams

Hope House

Mr Bowles

Mr Millington

Miss Yousaf

Mr Halonen

Miss Innes

Mr Milne

Joy House

Ms Smith

Miss Dargue

Miss Morrissey

Mr Cartwright

Mr Gakpo

Mrs Slope