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Sixth Form Places

We still have places available for Sixth Form – please call 01636 680066 or contact Emma Metheringham at: EMetheringham@magnusacademy.co.uk

 

Aspens – New catering for our students

Aspens is the company chosen by your school to provide the meal service.  We specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

Lots of choice

We have a fantastic range to choose from and we make sure that we serve the variety of food that children like and want to eat. It’s not all about eating vegetables and fruit – although we do make sure we get our balance right!

Responsible catering

At Aspens – we take our responsibility of catering for today’s children and young adults seriously. All of our dishes are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want our customers to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey.

Special diets and food allergens

Don’t think our great food can’t be enjoyed if you have a special diet.  We can provide food an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.

Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served ‘unpackaged’. Aspens already cater for lots of children with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there have been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for them to eat.

Free school meals

Did you know that your child might be entitled to free school meals?  For more information and details on how to claim, visit www.directgov.co.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Great value for money

We have a range of meal deals on offer every day to help save money.  Whether they want a hot meal or something to just grab and go, there will be an offer available. We also run a range guest offers and special theme days to create a buzz in the dining room.

Get in touch

Aspens are experts in school catering and have years of experience when it comes to school food.  If you have any questions about our service, or any special dietary requirements – please get in touch.  You can contact us via email on info@aspens-services.co.uk or call on 01905 759613.  You will also find a host of information on our website – www.aspens-services.co.uk

If you want to look at the current menu cycle or have a question you would like to ask, please click on the link below.

Aspens Catering at Magnus – Click here!

Uniform

“We at Magnus Church of England Academy would like to thank parents who have worked with us this week to achieve the standards of uniform we have set out.  Our uniform policy is very much in line with that of any aspirational secondary school and where problems do arise we are happy to meet and speak to parents about how we can resolve the issue.  We have brand new items of uniform including shoes that can be loaned for short periods or purchased from or through the school.  If you do have any concerns or require assistance please contact your child’s Pastoral Manager in the first instance.

Once again, thank you for your support and I look forward to working with you in the future as we continue to work towards excellence for all and a school that all of the community can be proud of.” – Mrs A Martin, Principal.

Uniform expectations are outlined below:

Boys Years 7 – 11

Daywear

School blazer with badge

Tie

White shirt with long or short sleeves, tucked in at all times

Black tailored trousers (not skinny or jean fit)

Black socks

Plain black V- neck jumper (optional)

Girls Years 7 – 11

Daywear

School blazer with badge

Tie

White shirt with long or short sleeves, tucked in at all times

Black skirt (knee length) or black tailored trousers (not skinny or jean fit)

Plain black tights with skirt (40-70 denier)

White ankle socks with skirt (Summer Term only)

Plain black v neck jumpers (optional)

 

PE Kit

Black Magnus Polo Shirt

Reversible school rugby shirt

Black shorts

White ankle/sports socks

Rugby socks  (boys only)

Hooded Magnus top for Girls

Shoes

Plain black polishable shoes, no more that 1inch heel height. Shoes with distinctive fashion features such as buckles, logos and tags are not permitted as a normal part of the daywear. Shoes with kitten or stiletto heels, boots and ballet-style shoes are also not allowed.

Jewellery

Students may wear a watch however due to health and safety issues and concerns relating to loss of valuable items, students are not allowed to wear jewellery, including earrings and piercings of any kind, during their time at the Academy.

Hairstyles

Hairstyles should be neat in a natural colour and not be extreme in style.  Where hair is cut short, it should not be shaved shorter than a grade 2. Parents should consult, in advance, if they are unsure as to the suitability of a change of style.  Caps of all kinds must not be worn in and around the academy.

Make-up

Y7 – 11 may not wear make-up, nail varnish that is not natural in colour or false nails.  If make-up is noticeable then students will be required to remove this using a make-up remover wipe. If students come to school wearing false nails they will be required to have them removed and nail varnish that is not natural in colour must be removed, nail varnish remover will be provided for this purpose.

Coats

These should be plain and dark in colour. They must not be worn around the academy during the school day. Denim and leather jackets are not allowed.

The principal reserves the right to assess the suitability of a student’s uniform for the school environment.

For more information see our uniform page.

Introducing the My Ed app

Keep up to date with everything to do with your child, receive notifications such as attendance from our attendance office and student reception. Please sign up to this service so that you can keep in touch with your child’s activity at Magnus!

iOS users click here to download

Android users click here to download

PLC’s Latest Practical Project

For the past academic year as part of their Level Two Service and Maintenance Engineering course a group of students have been undertaking a project to create a custom Café Racer Motorcycle to compete in the National Youth Bike Competition 2016. The students were donated a Kawasaki Z200 from the National Youth Bike organisation, it was an unloved, non-running motorcycle and in an all-round dilapidated condition.

This piece is a real testament to their hard work and perseverance and would stand up next to some professional builds, all work has been done using hand tools and completed to a really high standard, I hope the students are a proud of themselves as we are of them.

We have managed to keep cost to a minimum recycling, refurbishing and fabricating almost all of the parts on the motorcycle.

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