Petchey academy 093

Parent Handbook

Parent/Carer Handbook 2019-20Good communication between the academy and home, and parental engagement in students’ learning are fundamental to students achieving the best possible outcomes.

The Petchey Academy is committed to enabling you to support your child and maintaining this two way dialogue throughout your child’s time with us. We hold Regular Parents' Workshops on issues such as Online Safety, PSHE, Revision and Mental Health, so keep an eye on our Events Calendar  for forthcoming dates. We're always keen to hear from parents and carers about what issues they would like us to hold information sessions and workshops on, and how else we can help parents and carers to support their children so please email  with any suggestions, requests or questions. 

Our Parents’ Handbook tells you everything you need to know before your child joins us, from how to pay for lunch and what students should bring with them, to what time each lesson starts.

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We do expect parents and carers to have active involvement in their child's education and make every attempt to attend important events such as Parents' Evenings.

Click here for Parents Evening and other important academy dates.

We are very keen to involve parents and carers in academy life as  much as we possibly can in order to support their child's learning as well getting involved in activities and events within the academy. There are plenty of ways you can keep up to date:

We send out a weekly parents' newsletter full of news, events and important information from the academy so if you'd like to receive this please email

We regularly share useful links and resources via Twitter and Facebook on how to support your child with everything from mental health to revision techniques.

Useful Links

Show My Homework log in

Parentpay website (for paying for lunch & trips)

For Parents Evening bookings, please go to (please copy and paste this in to your web browser)

Do we have the most up to date contact information for you?

Schools are by law required to have at least 2 contact telephone numbers and email addresses for every child so that we can contact you in case of an emergency.We’re trying to reduce the amount of paper we use at the academy and we communicate primarily via email and text message, so please ensure we have the most up to date contact information for you and your child. Please remember to let us know if you change address too.

Click here to tell us about a change of contact details