Transition to Q3 Academy Great Barr
If your child has been awarded a place at Q3 Academy Great Barr, firstly, welcome to the family! We’re really excited you’ll be sharing your learning journey with us, and we can’t wait to welcome you at the Academy!
Hopefully you find the following timescale useful, so you know where we are in the transition process. Please be aware that some dates may change if information is delayed in being sent to us, we will endeavour to notify you of any changes where possible. The appeals process will run alongside this timescale, so the process may differ for students allocated a place late in the process.
We receive a list of the students initially awarded a place at the Academy from Sandwell Local Authority. Once we receive this information we start to liaise with primary schools and will contact you to welcome you to the Academy once all offers have been accepted (this is often towards the end of May).
You as parents/carers will hear that your child has been awarded a space at the Academy before we do, so don’t panic if you don’t hear from us for some time
Our New Intake Welcome Event will take place at the Academy towards the end of June. This event is for parents/carers rather than students (but they are welcome to come along if they’d like to visit). This evening is also your opportunity to purchase your child’s Q3 Academy Great Barr Sports Kit which they can wear when they join us for the Transition Days in July.
|July||We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to join us at the Academy for two days in July, we’ll share the exact timings and plan at the New Intake Evening Event. This gives students a little insight into Academy life. Sandwell Primary Schools are aware of this arrangement, if your child is joining us from a primary school outside of Sandwell, then please let them know about this day.|
|September||Transition doesn’t stop in September, your child will have a Personal Tutor who’ll keep a close eye on how they’re settling in. Your child’s Personal Tutor is your first port of call for any enquiries at the Academy, and they’ll be in touch if there are any concerns.|
Business Dress can be purchased online from Uniforms Plus here or in-store from their branch at Scott Arms, Great Barr.
We are very proud of our Business Dress and how it is worn reflects on the reputation of the Academy and our students. It must be worn as described, and in full, at all times. Students will not be permitted to attend lessons in incorrect Business Dress, nor if they are wearing incorrect footwear, jewellery, or if the Academy deems that they have an inappropriate hair style. Please ensure that you read all guidance thoroughly on our Business Dress here to avoid any issues.
Sports Kit can be purchased online from Macron here.
It is essential that you check size guides carefully here to ensure that Sports Kit will be a good fit. Students must wear sensible, comfortable trainers with their Sports Kit that provide good support for physical activity (these can be of any colour).
Students must wear full Academy Sports Kit with suitable footwear to participate in Wellbeing Active. If students are temporarily unable to attend Wellbeing Active lessons for medical reasons then a note from a doctor must be provided, and students must still wear full Sports Kit for the lesson.
If you have yet to confirm your child’s place at the Academy – if you have a question regarding admissions then you need to contact Sandwell Admissions. The Academy is unable to advise or support with the Admissions process as this is handled exclusively by the Local Authority. Contact details for Sandwell Admissions can be found here.
If you wish to appeal the place you’ve been offered – full details of the appeals process and contact details for the relevant teams can be found here.
If you have confirmed your child’s place at the Academy – if you need to get in touch with us about anything at all, you’d normally email your child’s Personal Tutor. However, until your child joins us and you’ve been introduced, you can contact one of the following:
Our SENCo to discuss any special educational needs that your child may have by clicking here.
Our Transition Team for any general enquiries by clicking here.