Welcome message from Tracy French, Principal

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Welcome back to school! Another exciting and inspiring school year lies ahead. I wish an extra special welcome to the new Early Years pupils and any arrivals throughout the school. I am sure you will be happy at St Ursula’s and will quickly feel part of our school family.

The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines and to set expectations of behaviour and working well together. Please help us by ensuring children are in school by 8.50 at the latest (in preparation for a 9.00am registration), wearing the correct school uniform and prepared to learn. On the school website you will find detailed information about the school day including school uniform information and what they need to bring, when for games and PE. We know it takes a day or two to get used to going to bed on time and settling back in and this is key to helping the children do their best.

Over the summer we have had extensive building works carried out in preparation for the new school building that will start in January my apologies in advance for any confusion and assure you I will do all I can to minimize this.

Shine ran summer clubs through the holidays. Well done to all children who attended; I was told repeatedly that the children were a delight to teach and that their behaviour was truly exceptional.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am to be the Principal at St Ursula’s Academy, and look forward to working closely with the wonderful dedicated staff, governors, parents, and children to continue to build on the many strengths of the school and to realise our ambitious goals for all our children.

With kind regards

Mrs T French


You may have seen the posters or read the emails and facebook posts, but what is SCHOOP? SCHOOP is a school communication system that allows your childs teacher to communicate important information to you at any time of the day. If there are a new set of spellings that need to be learnt, or if there is a trip that their class or year group are going on, or if we need to communicate that the school needs to be closed due to severe weather this can all be communicated directly to your smart phone. 

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

  1. On your iPhone or iPad click the App Store button
  2. On your Android phone or tablet click the Google Play button
  3. Search for Schoop and download the FREE app
  4. Run the app and follow the instructions
  5. Enter our Schoop ID 3801
  6. Add the years and groups relevant to you
  7. That’s it – you’re in the loop!

If you have a Windows Mobile, Blackberry, PC or Mac 

  1. Go to
  2. Enter our Schoop ID: 3801
  3. Add your email address and choose relevant years and groups
  4. Select your preferred language, if applicable.
  5. Click CONFIRM, and you’re in the loop!

Need help?

Schoop will answer any of your questions. Go to: and click on Support, or send an email to

Kind regards,

Mr Boobyer

IT & Data Manager

Academy Improvement Plan

Please find the Academies Improvement Plan here.

Open Events for Prospective 2015/16 Parents

Our first events this year will be held at the following dates and times.

16th October 2014        10:00 - 11:00   & 18:30 - 19:30

20th November 2014    10:00 - 11:00   & 18:30 - 19:30


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St. Ursula's E-ACT Academy Digital Leaders Movie


St Ursula's a Rights Respecting School

St Ursula's is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. Please take a look at our booklet to learn more.


Homework Policy

Please find details of St. Ursula's Homework Policy here.

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