Key Information for Year 7 Students

Please see below for information on dates,contacts,tutors and information regarding student reports

Important Dates:

2021 – 2022

9th September:             Now You’re In Year 7 Event

10th September             School Photography

30th September            Early closure 12.30pm for Open Evening Preparation

26th November             Inset Day

9th December                Carol Service  7pm All Saints Church

17th December              End of term 12.15pm finish

4th January                    Inset Day

5th January                    School returns 

3rd February                  Year 7 Parents’ Evening

27th April                       Junior Maths Challenge

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

Mrs L Gomez: KS3 & KS4 Head of House – Hope

Mr Smith: Head of House – Joy


Year 7 Tutors

Faith House

Miss McGowan

Mrs Bullworthy

Miss Petherbridge

Mr Hooper

Ms Neil

Miss Lamb

Hope House

Miss Bird

Mr Macduff

Ms Francis

Ms Iring

Mr Milne

Mr Lynch

Joy House

Mrs Scott

Mr Fair

Ms Morrissey

Mr Markham

Mrs Cahill

Mr Kok