More learning time
Our pupils benefit from an extended school day – our Secondary pupils start school at 8.30am and finish at 4.30pm with a range of after-school programmes until 5.30pm. In Reception the day runs from 8.30am to 3pm, with a breakfast club and after-school club where pupils want it. The extra learning time is shared between English and maths as a priority, with lessons that explore subjects in greater depth and foster a deep love of learning. At the end of the school day we offer a range of activities, including sport, music, debating and art.
Help transition to secondary school
The Transition Summer School in July provides a vital opportunity to discover what being a pupil at Reach Academy means. The Transition Summer School enables us to get to know pupils before they start in September. This is critical to pupils’ success. It is therefore expected that every pupil joining our school in September will attend. During this period we will also run a catch-up school for all pupils who have not met their end-of-year targets.
Working with parents
Partnerships for support and success
We know that parents want their children to be successful. We also know that children whose parents are involved and interested in their learning succeed. At Reach Academy Feltham parents are involved in their children’s learning and become active members of the school community. We encourage our parents to visit the school, attending lessons and events. We communicate regularly with parents, including a half-termly written report. All our parents are provided with staff email addresses and mobile numbers in order to ensure excellent communication on all aspects of pupils’ school experience.
Safety and happiness at our core
Named teachers support and provide a point of contact for our pupils’ families. We recognise and teach positive values such as respect and service to others. We consider parents to be our most important partners. We know our pupils and their families well. We start this relationship by meeting with parents to introduce ourselves, clarify expectations and answer any questions about the school before pupils start at the academy.
Family service model
As part of our commitment to fostering a family atmosphere in the school, lunch is served in “family service”, where pupils sit and share food at a table with an adult and other children. Pupils learn to try new foods, socialise, serve each other and clear the table. Our food is excellent, with a menu that changes every fortnight and delicious, fresh ingredients.