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School NameKirk Hallam Community Academy
Postal addressGodfrey Drive
Kirk Hallam
Telephone No.0115 9301522
Enquiries contact nameMiss L Snaith
Name of Executive HeadteacherMrs S Paley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMs M Lawson

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMiss M Weatherall
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Current Academic Year
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements (Next Academic Year)
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED report

KS4 results

Progress 8 score
Attainment 8 score
English and Maths (Basic)
Student DestinationsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.

KS5 results

English and Maths Progress.
Contextual ProgressPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information
Average gradePlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information
Student retentionPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information
Student destinationsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance Tables

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


The school's approach to the curriculumCurriculum Approach see downloadable document
Curriculum contentYear 7 and Year 8 students are taught a balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, MFL (French or German), Music, Physical Education, Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Dance, Music), Design Technology, Geography, History, RE and Learning for Life. Students are placed in sets for English, Maths, Science, Humanities, MFL and Computing according to KS2 SATS results and this is reviewed regularly with standard assessments within core departments.
In Year 8, more subjects introduce sets based on standard assessments and prior learning from year 7. Some students will start to study a second language.
Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities is provided by teaching assistants within mainstream lessons or as a targeted group based in the Learning Support Department.
On some occasions, there is also a small amount of short term withdrawal targeted towards those individual students or small groups who most need it, delivered by a teaching assistant based in Learning Support.
Name of Curriculum LeadMr Colin Tunnicliffe - Deputy Head of School


GCSE QualificationsGCSE Qualifications
All students receive a core provision and study GCSE’s in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Trilogy Science (double award). Students then choose 3 options which now begin in Year 9 (from 2018) to study over three years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:

GCSE: History, Geography, Computer Science, Separate Sciences, French, German, Music, Art and Design, Drama, Religious Studies, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Design and Technology

Vocational: BTEC Animal Care, OCR Cambridge National in Sport, OCR Cambridge National in Child Development
Name of Curriculum LeadMr Colin Tunnicliffe - Deputy Head of School


16-19 Qualifications on offerMaths, Further Maths, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Business Studies, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Art & Design, Theatre Studies, Core Maths
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements Alongside formal lessons at Kirk Hallam Community Academy students are offered a wide range of other opportunities. Alongside having a specific tutor to work with them they also have timetabled and supervised independent study sessions to support students through the 16-19 studies. Tutors and others also provide one-to-one support with all applications/CVs/personal statements etc. and we spend a lot of time making sure that suitable references are in place for all of our students.
PSCHE sessions include outside visits from Universities and Apprenticeship providers who work with our students on key skills such as CV writing, UCAS applications and job or apprenticeship applications among other things. We also encourage students to visit as many University providers as possible and support them with applications to attend summer schools. Students are also expected to play a wider role at Kirk Hallam Community Academy and take up a range of opportunities such as working and supporting younger pupils in their studies, being a Student Ambassador or Anti-Bullying Ambassador, organising sporting teams and charity fundraising events .
Residential fieldtrips, visits to Law Courts in London and experiences like a two-week volunteer experience in Sri Lanka are also a feature of the sixth form. It is also expected that all year 12 students will complete a work experience to further support their next steps post school life.
Careers advice starts with the students identifying their Plan A and Plan B and they will all receive a guidance meeting with either their tutor, HOY, Head of Sixth Form or the Academy Careers Advisor, depending on need. Students can also self-refer to the Careers Advisor if they require specialist advice.
Behaviour Policy
Safeguarding/Child protectionSafeguarding Policy
Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policy
First Aid Policy
Complaints policy
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2
SEND Policy
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions Policy
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding Allocation
16-19 Tuition Fund
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND Report

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesOur Equality Objectives 2018-2021

Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Our Equality Objectives are:
• To improve the progress and attainment of SEND pupils.
• To promote mental health and wellbeing in children with protected characteristics.
• To narrow the gap in attendance for pupils with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, by fostering good relationships with parents and carers and seeking to understand the barriers to good attendance.
• To increase the extent to which all pupils, including in particular those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, feel valued and confident, and in consequence more likely to achieve their potential.
• To narrow the gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and other pupils in access to homework support provision, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act.
• To ensure that the staff are aware of current legislation surrounding Equality, Diversity and Disability and their responsibilities.
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementCareers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers Policy Statement
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data
Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data

School Governor Information

Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMelanie Lawson - Chair
Abigail Evans - Vice Chair
Graeme Taylor
Amy Slater
Bob Prew
Stuart Key
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Previous Academic Year)The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year are available to download here.

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMr Richard Flewitt (Chair)
Mrs Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mr Steve Crawford
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Mr A Stephenson
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
Chair of Kirk Hallam Community Academy LGB Sub-CommitteeMs M Lawson

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.

Trust Governance Documents

Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structures
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk Assessment
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Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU.

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