This section is provided to give information to parents and carers of learners joining Northampton Free School Trust.
Please note there will be no PE on Monday 5th September.
Frequently asked questions:
How do I order uniform?
Parents can order items through our website. Full stock (plus comfort stock) has been ordered from our supplier. Parents will be notified shortly of the dates and times that they can collect and purchase their uniform. We expect to take delivery of the uniform in the second week of August. Uniform will be held at East Hunsbury Library until the school opens.
Unfortunately it is not possible to hold a second uniform fitting event. A sizing guide is available on our website to help parents select sizes. We will have a range of ‘spare’ uniform available on the collection days, so if an item does not fit we can swap it for the correct size.
Do I need to order a WPS school bag?
Although the WPS school bags are not mandatory they are our preferred option. We have ordered a full stock of WPS school bags and these can be purchased when our uniform is ready for collection in August. If a learner decides they would like to bring their own bag/rucksack it must be of a suitable type and adequate size to carry all of their books, equipment etc. Fashion bags are not acceptable.
PE bags: Northampton Free School Trust PE bags will be available to purchase from the school from September.
What PE footwear does my child need?
Football boots with safety studs: Football will be taught to both boys and girls in Year 7 during the autumn term. Any colour of boot is acceptable.
PE Trainers: Any colour is acceptable. Non- marking sole for indoor use please.
Are learners allowed to remove blazers in warm weather?
Class teachers will advise learners when they are free to remove their blazers. Learners are expected to bring their blazers to school everyday.
What stationery items are needed?
Year 7 learners are expected to bring with them: 2 x blue or black pen, 2 x pencils, coloured pencils, scientific calculator, geometry set, 30 cm ruler.
Will learners have planners?
Learners will be provided with planners in which they will record their homework, communication between the School and parents etc.
Will lunch be available and does it need to be pre-ordered?
Lunch will be provided via our in-house catering team. This will offer a selection of hot and cold snacks. For our primary learners, in line with DfE regulations, a hot meal will be provided each day. Learners are welcome to bring their own healthy packed lunch should they chose.
How do we pay for school food?
Northampton Free School Trust will be using the ParentPay online system via our website. Parents are able to ‘top-up’ online and learners spend the money via our fingerprint registration system. Log in details for parents will be issued at the end of August.