Information for parents 19 - The Glasgow Academy

 
Information for parents 19 - The Glasgow Academy
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Information for parents 19 - The Glasgow Academy
CONTACT DETAILS
         Administration Centre 0141 - 334 - 8558
    Preparatory School & Kindergarten 0141- 342 - 5481
            After School Care 0141 - 342 - 5487
       Health & Wellbeing Centre 0141 - 342 - 5490
           Music Department 0141 - 342 - 5488

              Head of Finance 0141 - 342 - 5483
Administration Manager & PA to The Bursar 0141 - 342 - 5482
     Admissions/External Relations 0141 - 342 - 5494
              e-mail address: exrel@tga.org.uk
             Catering Manager 0141 - 342 - 5489
          Database Administrator 0141 -342 - 5486
                     Fees 0141 -342 - 5495
             Facilities Manager 0141- 342 - 5491
             Head of Prep’s PA 0141- 342 - 5496
                   Janitor 0141 - 342 - 5491
           Janitor 0141 - 339 - 0714 (out of hours)
             Network Services 0141 - 342 - 5492
                Rector’s PA 0141 - 342 - 5485
             School Secretary 0141 - 342 - 5480
            Academical Pavilion 0141 - 959 - 4569
        Sports Ground Windyedge 0141 - 950 - 6259

         e-mail address (Rector): rector@tga.org.uk
e-mail address (Administration Centre): enquiries@tga.org.uk
        e-mail address (Bursar): bursar@tga.org.uk
   e-mail address (Prep School): prepschool@tga.org.uk
    e-mail address (After-school Care): asc@tga.org.uk
         e-mail address (Music): music@tga.org.uk

         website: www.theglasgowacademy.org.uk
                    Text: 07537 416265

                  The Glasgow Academy
                    Colebrooke Street
                  Kelvinbridge, Glasgow
                         G12 8HE
Information for parents 19 - The Glasgow Academy
RECTOR’S WELCOME
                         Welcome to the new edition of Information for Parents. We
                         hope that you will find something of interest and help in
                         these pages, which can also be found on our website at
                         www.theglasgowacademy.org.uk along with a wide range
                         of information. If you have a query, please e-mail us at
                         enquiries@tga.org.uk.

                         Matthew Pearce
                         Rector

RECTOR’S TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD
Encourage your child to make the very most of all the opportunities on offer at
The Glasgow Academy. The key routes to success are developing and sustaining a
strong work ethic, positive mindset and to enjoy learning. We want all of our pupils
to become really passionate about at least one subject and take advantage of the
opportunities at The Academy to deepen their learning beyond the classroom.

Our aim is for all our young people to leave The Academy equipped confidently with
the skills, knowledge and global outlook to live, learn and work successfully; we want
them to leave us having contributed to and valuing their place in our community,
ready to pursue their dreams with a sense of ambition and social responsibility.

We firmly believe in the importance of working in partnership with parents to support
children in achieving the above. As a young person, I benefitted greatly from being
in no doubt that my parents expected me to work hard and aim high - but as long as
I tried my hardest and showed commitment, my parents would always be proud of
me even if I made mistakes or didn’t get the results I wanted first time. I believe this
approach motivates young people, gives them the confidence to not fear failure and
results in high achievement.

There is no single, set way or time your child must do their homework; children
and their families all have different commitments and routines. What is important is
that you have a clear plan agreed as to when time is protected for learning outside
of school when they are least tired, in a quiet location with a clear working surface
and well away from distractions such as phones, gaming and TV. Use the Show My
Homework app to see what homework has been set, when it is due and whether
access to their iPad is required. Your child should never say they have ‘no homework’

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- even if all set tasks have been completed, pupils should be spending allocated
homework time for further reading and study. Provide some help if asked if you can,
but never actually do the homework as that is not helpful to long-term learning - and
SQA work must be solely the pupil’s own work.

Discuss the next steps set out in feedback and reports with your child, and how they
will take them.

Show an interest in what your child has learned each day at school.

Never take your child out of school unless it is absolutely unavoidable. It’s hard
for them to catch up on missed explanations and information - and it is said that,
nationally, absence of up to 10% or more costs an exam grade. There is no substitute
for teacher contact and we follow the line of the Scottish Government that family
holidays or other activities should coincide with school holidays.

Help children extend their thinking by saying, ‘What makes you say that?’

If problems arise, talk through alternative strategies your child might use.

If you have on-going concerns about any aspect of your child’s homework, please
contact the class teacher.

In the Prep School
Read to - and/or with - your child each night (our Reading for Success booklet on our
website gives further guidance). The total effect on children’s progress of reading for
pleasure was four times greater than the advantage of having a university-educated
parent’ (BBC summary of Institute of Education, London research).

Support and encourage your child to be independent and organised.

Use your child’s homework diary as a communication tool: let the teacher know of
any problems during homework completion - this way they can help!

In the Senior School
Encourage your child to ‘see the bigger picture’ by talking to them about their
future. We believe in the importance of ‘coaching’, helping young people to reflect
on their strengths and areas for development and learning how to make positive,
well-informed decisions - both educationally and socially - regarding their short and
long-term futures.

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All young people are faced with situations and times in their lives that seem more
challenging than others (even if they seem minor or trivial to adults or other children).
Encourage your child to be open with you, listen to them and try to instill the belief
that hard times don’t last forever and they are never alone in having to deal with
them. There is always someone at The Academy who can help and it’s highly likely
we’ve helped others who have experienced similar situations.

Encourage and help your child to eat well, sleep well and take regular exercise.
Being healthy in mind and body is fundamental to enjoying learning at The Academy
and leading a happy and fulfilling life.

KEEPING PARENTS IN TOUCH
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Your son or daughter will have a class teacher in the Prep School or a teacher/
tutor in the Senior School who will be the normal first point of contact. Many of the
day-to-day issues of organisation affecting pupils in the school can be handled by
your child’s class teacher or tutor. In most cases, a note to the relevant tutor or class
teacher will clear up matters quickly.

You can also send an e-mail to your child’s teacher. Please address this to
enquiries@tga.org.uk and in the subject, please, put your child’s name, surname
and class or tutor group with “for the attention of” or “FTAO” followed by the name of
the teacher you wish to contact. Please be aware that teachers may be teaching all
day, so there may be some delay in replying.

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INDEX                                                                                                                                              Page
Absence................................................................................................................................................. 27
Absence from Sport............................................................................................................................. 44
Addresses............................................................................................................................. Back Cover
Academy A-Z.................................................................................................................................. 27-53
Administration Centre............................................................................................Inside Front Cover
Admissions / External Relations............................................ 67 & Inside Front Cover / Back Cover
After-school Care Kelvinbridge/Milngavie/Newlands............................................................... 15-17
Assessment arrangements for pupils with a disability................................................................... 30
Assessment.....................................................................................................................................27/28
Beginning of Session............................................................................................................................. 7
Books.................................................................................................................................................... 28
Beginning of Term................................................................................................................................. 7
Breakfast club...................................................................................................................................... 15
Bursaries.............................................................................................................................................. 14
Buses...............................................................................................................................................51/52
Calendar............................................................................................................................................... 28
Capital levy............................................................................................................................................ 12
Careers.................................................................................................................................................. 28
Cash payment of Fees......................................................................................................................... 12
CCTV..................................................................................................................................................... 42
Chaplains.............................................................................................................................................. 58
Charity..............................................................................................................................................28/29
Child Protection................................................................................................................................... 29
Clubs & Societies................................................................................................................................. 29
Coaches (transport) and Timetables............................................................................................51/52
Code of conduct.......................................................................................................Inside Back Cover
Combined Cadet Force (CCF)...............................................................................................29/30 & 63
Complaints........................................................................................................................................... 30
Contact Details.................................................................................. Inside Front Cover / Back Cover
Cool Kids’ Club............................................................................................................................... 15-17
Cool Kids’ Club - dates closed........................................................................................................... 17
Counselling......................................................................................................................................30/31
Credit/Debit card payment.................................................................................................................. 12
Detention.............................................................................................................................................. 30
Direct Debit........................................................................................................................................... 11
Disability / Assessment arrangements............................................................................................. 31
Discipline.............................................................................................................................................. 31
Dogs...................................................................................................................................................... 31
Dress at evening events...................................................................................................................... 22
Eat Safe................................................................................................................................................. 31
Eco Schools.......................................................................................................................................... 31
Education Maintenance Allowances.................................................................................................. 12
Electronic correspondence................................................................................................................. 32
End of Session........................................................................................................................................ 7
Entry policy......................................................................................................................................18/19
External Relations ..................................................................67 & Inside Front Cover / Back Cover
Fairtrade............................................................................................................................................... 32

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Fees................................................................................................................................................. 10-14
Fee arrears/Financial difficulties....................................................................................................... 13
Fees Credit/Debit card payment........................................................................................................ 12
Fees direct debit................................................................................................................................... 12
Fees payment....................................................................................................................................... 12
Games Cancellation Website Address.............................................................................................. 44
Governing body..................................................................................................................................... 54
Half-Day Holiday Clubs....................................................................................................................... 17
Heads of House...................................................................................................................................... 8
Health and Wellbeing Centre....................................................................................................... 32-34
Healthy Living Award........................................................................................................................... 35
Help with Fees: Bursaries.................................................................................................................. 14
Holiday clubs...................................................................................................................................16/17
Holidays in term time.......................................................................................................................... 35
Honorary Governors............................................................................................................................ 54
Information........................................................................................................................................... 35
Inspection............................................................................................................................................. 35
Instrumental tuition.................................................................................................................... 37 & 64
Instrumental tutors............................................................................................................................. 64
Insurance.............................................................................................................................................. 13
iPads...................................................................................................................................................... 36
Keeping parents in touch...................................................................................................................... 3
Kelvinbridge Prep School Staff..................................................................................................... 58-60
Kindergarten Uniform....................................................................................................................20/21
Late collection from games-P5, P6, P7.......................................................................................43/44
Learning assistants............................................................................................................................. 36
Local government grants..............................................................................................................13/14
Lost property........................................................................................................................................ 36
Lunches...........................................................................................................................................36/37
Maps................................................................................................................................................ 68-72
Merchandise......................................................................................................................................... 37
Money.................................................................................................................................................... 37
Mouth guards................................................................................................................................. 24-26
Music................................................................................................................................................37/38
Newlands Nursery/Kindergarten Fees............................................................................................. 12
Newlands Nursery Staff...................................................................................................................... 62
Nominated Governors......................................................................................................................... 54
Non-teaching staff.........................................................................................................................66/67
Nursery uniform.............................................................................................................................20/21
Opportunities for parents to meet..................................................................................................... 40
Other After Care Activities throughout the year..........................................................................16/17
Outdoor and Residential Education........................................................................................... 38-39
Out-of-school care staff.................................................................................................................62/63
Parent Teacher Association.............................................................................................................. 40
Parents’ evenings................................................................................................................................. 40
Parents’ meetings................................................................................................................................ 40
Parking....................................................................................................................................41 & 52/53
Park and Ride....................................................................................................................................... 52
Photographs and Videos..................................................................................................................... 41
Pink Slip................................................................................................................................................ 41

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Prefects/Head Boy and Girl................................................................................................................ 41
Pre-five grants..................................................................................................................................... 13
Prep School PE and games uniform list........................................................................................... 24
Prep School Staff........................................................................................................................... 58-62
Prize-giving............................................................................................................................................. 7
QR.......................................................................................................................................... Back Cover
Rector’s welcome...............................................................................................................................1/2
Reporting.........................................................................................................................................41/42
School inspection................................................................................................................................. 35
SchoolPost............................................................................................................................................ 42
Secretary to the Trust.......................................................................................................................... 54
Security................................................................................................................................................. 42
Senior School PE and games uniform list...................................................................................25/26
Senior School staff......................................................................................................................... 55-58
Senior Leadership Team....................................................................................................................8/9
Session dates 2019 - 2020.................................................................................................................... 7
Sickness/illness............................................................................................................................. 33-34
Smoking................................................................................................................................................ 42
Social networking sites....................................................................................................................... 42
Sports.............................................................................................................................................. 43-44
Sports absence.................................................................................................................................... 44
Sports coaches..................................................................................................................................... 65
Sports Kit Outfitters (Physical Education and Games).................................................................... 23
Sports times......................................................................................................................................... 43
SQA examinations.................................................................................................................................. 6
Subject choices.................................................................................................................................... 45
Sustainable development................................................................................................................... 45
Telephone numbers.......................................................................... Inside Front Cover / Back Cover
TGA, Milngavie staff........................................................................................................................60/61
TGA, Newlands staff.......................................................................................................................61/62
Times.........................................................................................................................................11/12&45
Tips to help your child........................................................................................................................1/2
Tracking Senior School pupils’ progress.................................................................................... 46-49
Transition.........................................................................................................................................49/50
Transport.........................................................................................................................................51/52
Travel Plan............................................................................................................................................ 53
Trips....................................................................................................................................................... 53
Tuck Shop............................................................................................................................................. 53
Tutors.................................................................................................................................................... 49
Underground........................................................................................................................................ 52
Uniform........................................................................................................................................... 20-23
Uniform outfitters................................................................................................................................ 22
Uniform shop...................................................................................................................................22/23
When a child has forgotten money for lunch/bus home................................................................. 37
When and where to wear the school uniform.................................................................................. 22
Who does what at The Academy?.....................................................................................................8/9
Whom do I contact?............................................................................................................................... 3
Withdrawal............................................................................................................................................ 14

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SESSION DATES 2019 – 2020
BEGINNING OF SESSION                 Monday 26 August 2019.
September Holiday                    Friday 27 - Monday 30 September 2019 inclusive.
Half-term Holiday                    Monday 14 - Friday 18 October 2019 inclusive.
In addition the Prep School at Kelvinbridge, TGA, Milngavie and TGA, Newlands will be
closed on Friday 11 October 2019.
End of Autumn Term                   Friday 20 December 2019.
                                     The Prep School at all three sites finishes at 12.00
                                     noon. The Senior School finishes at 12.15 pm.

BEGINNING OF SPRING TERM             Tuesday 7 January 2020.
Half-term Holiday                    Monday 10 - Friday 14 February 2020
                                     inclusive.
End of Spring Term                   Friday 3 April 2020.
Good Friday Holiday                  Friday 10 April 2020.
Easter Monday Holiday                Monday 13 April 2020.

BEGINNING OF SUMMER TERM Tuesday 21 April 2020.
May Day Holiday          Friday 8 May 2020.
May Weekend Holiday      Friday 22 - Monday 25 May 2020 inclusive.

END OF SESSION
P1, P2 and Nursery (Term-timers) and Kindergarten at all three sites dismiss at
3.10 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2020.
P3 - P7 on all three sites dismiss on Wednesday 24 June 2020 after Prize-giving,
normally 11.00am.
Senior School dismisses on Thursday 25 June 2020 after Prize-giving, normally
11.15am. (For Senior School Wednesday 24 June 2020 is a normal full day until 3.50pm.)
TGA, Milngavie Celebration of the Year, Monday 22 June 2020, 2pm, and Tuesday 23 June,
11.00am.
TGA, Newlands Prize-giving, Tuesday 23 June 2020, 1.45pm.
Newlands Nursery graduation will take place on Friday 7 June, 2.00pm. Newlands
Kindergarten Graduation will take place on Friday 14 June, 10.00am.
Pupils will not be given permission to go on holiday outside these dates, or to leave
early at half-terms and the end of terms, unless there are very exceptional
circumstances. Any such applications must be made in writing to the Rector well in
advance.
SQA examinations begin on Monday 27 April and the last is on Thursday 4 June 2020.

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WHO DOES WHAT AT THE ACADEMY?
                       Governors determine the general educational character and aims
                       of the school, and are responsible for school policy and financial
                       controls, and chair various committees related to the smooth
                       running of the school. A list of Governors and Honorary Governors
                       is featured further on in this booklet.
                       The Rector (Mr M. K. Pearce) has the final say on academic and
                       disciplinary matters within the school and has overall responsibility
    The Bursar
   Mrs J Galloway      for decisions made by The Academy or its teachers.
                       The Bursar (Mrs J. Galloway) is responsible for all matters not
                       relating directly to education.

                       Senior School
                       The Deputy Rector (Dr M. Gibson) is responsible for First
                       and Sixth Year pupils and will liaise with their tutors and Heads
                       of House about their progress and welfare. He has overall
   Deputy Rector
   Dr M. Gibson
                       responsibility for discipline and pastoral care in the Senior
                       School. He arranges Parents’ Evenings, and is responsible for the
                       school in the Rector’s absence.
                       Deputy Head (Mrs K.R. Graham) is responsible for Second and
                       Third Year pupils and will liaise with their tutors about their
                       progress and welfare. She is The Academy’s Child Protection
                       Co-ordinator and its Drug, Alcohol and Substance Misuse Co-
                       ordinator.

   Deputy Head
                       Deputy Head (Mr. G. Spreng) is responsible for Fourth and Fifth
  Mrs K.R. Graham      Year pupils and will liaise with their tutors about their progress
                       and welfare. He administers subject choices for S4 and S5
                       pupils and advises parents and pupils on external examination
                       results. He advises pupils on university entrance and oversees
                       the UCAS process.
                       Deputy Head Academic (Mr A.N. MacRae) is responsible for
                       Attainment, Learning and Teaching.
                       Heads of Department are responsible for their subject area’s
    Deputy Head
                       curriculum, learning, teaching, assessment, examination results
    Mr G. Spreng       and standards.
                                                Heads of House are responsible for personal
                                                support and organising House activities and inter-
                                                House competitions.
                                                The Director of External Relations (Mr S.A. Dignall)
                                                is responsible for Admissions, links with former
                                                pupils, and public relations.

Deputy Head Academic        The Director
   Mr A.N. MacRae       of External Relations
                           Mr S.A. Dignall

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Session 2019 - 2020
                                           Heads of House for S1, S3, S5
                       Arthur - Mr P. Bisland                 Fraser - Miss J.F. Cuthbert
                       Morrison - Miss L.R. MacNeill          Temple - Ms E.L. Merton

                                           Heads of House for S2, S4, S6
Head of Prep School
 Mr A. Mathewson       Arthur - Miss L. F Murphy              Fraser - Mr R.M.R. MacLeod
                       Morrison - Mr T. Menzies               Temple - Mr I.A. Mackie
                       Tutors give their tutees personal support, encourage them to make
                       the most of their opportunities at The Academy and to strive for high
                       standards, check that they arrive on time and issue them with information
                       to take home to their parents. They administer the assessment process
   Deputy Head
                       for their tutor group and write reports on their progress twice a year.
Mr S Fairlie-Clarke    They are the first point of contact between home and school and remain
                       with their tutor group as it progresses through the school.
                       Prep School
                       Head of Prep School (Mr A. Mathewson), under the Rector, is
                       responsible for all matters relating to the Preparatory School,
                       including Kelvinbridge, TGA, Milngavie and TGA, Newlands.
Director of External
     Relations
   Miss L. Smith       Deputy Head (Mr S. Fairlie-Clarke) assists the Head of Prep School in
                       his duties and stands in for him in his absence. He has responsibility
                       for pupils in P4 to P7 and for the Support for Learning Department.
                       Head of TGA, Milngavie (Miss J.A. McMorran) is responsible for
                       matters relating to TGA, Milngavie.
                       Head of TGA, Newlands (Miss H.J. Logie) is responsible for matters
   Head of TGA
     Milngavie         relating to TGA, Newlands.
Miss J.A. McMorran
                       After-school Care Manager (Mrs C. Bremridge) co-ordinates After-
                       school Care provision across The Academy sites.
                       Stage Leaders Mrs N. Henderson (P1), Mrs R. Oliver (P2),
                       Mrs S. Ziolo (P3), Mrs J. Ward (P4), Mrs A. Hill (P5), Mr I. Munro (P6)
                       and Miss D. Kirkwood (P7) and Mr D. Gould in charge of Curriculum
                       Development are responsible for running their stage and for standards
   Head of TGA
    Newlands
                       of learning and pupil welfare in their stage.
  Miss H.J. Logie
                       Class Teachers are normally the first point of contact between home
                       and school.

 After-school Care
     Manager
 Mrs C. Bremridge

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FEES 2019 – 2020
				                                                                                                                                             D/D
 				                                                                                                                                       1st August
KELVINBRIDGE		Termly                                                                                             Annual                     to 1st May
		 £                                                                                                                 £                            £
P1.............................................................................. 3,176.............................9,528........................952.80
P2.............................................................................. 3,270.............................9,810........................981.00
P3.............................................................................. 3,568.......................... 10,704.................... 1,070.40
P4.............................................................................. 3,568.......................... 10,704.................... 1,070.40
P5.............................................................................. 3,568.......................... 10,704.................... 1,070.40
P6.............................................................................. 4,180.......................... 12,540.................... 1,254.00
P7.............................................................................. 4,180.......................... 12,540.................... 1,254.00
S1.............................................................................. 3,990.......................... 11,970.................... 1,197.10
S2.............................................................................. 3,990.......................... 11,970.................... 1,197.10
S3.............................................................................. 4,330.......................... 12,990.................... 1,299.00
S4.............................................................................. 4,330.......................... 12,990.................... 1,299.00
S5.............................................................................. 4,330.......................... 12,990.................... 1,299.00
S6.......................................................................T1 4,330.......................... 12,192.................... 1,219.20
...........................................................................T2 4,330
...........................................................................T3 3,532

MILNGAVIE
P1.............................................................................   2,918 ........................... 8,754 ...................... 875.40
P2.............................................................................   3,005 ........................... 9,015....................... 901.50
P3.............................................................................   3,322 ........................... 9,966....................... 996.10
P4.............................................................................   3,322 ........................... 9,966....................... 996.10

NEWLANDS
P1.............................................................................   3,044 ........................... 9,132 ...................... 913.20
P2.............................................................................   3,131 ........................... 9,393....................... 939.30
P3.............................................................................   3,448 ......................... 10,344.................... 1,034.40
P4.............................................................................   3,448 ......................... 10,344.................... 1,034.40

Capital Levy............................................................... 170 .............................. 510 ........................ 50.98
Direct Debit Charge................................................. N/A ................................ 10 .......................... 1.00

Lunch is included for P1 – P7 at Kelvinbridge and P1 – P4 at TGA Newlands

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KELVINBRIDGE NURSERY/KINDERGARTEN
			 TERM TIME			ALL YEAR ROUND
		      Daily Monthly Annual Daily Monthly Annual
  Times  £      £       £     £      £       £
Morning (incl. lunch)   8.00am–1.00pm 31.50         567.00    5,670   31.21 632.00      7,584
Afternoon               1.00pm–6.00pm 30.42         547.50    5,475   30.17 610.92      7,331
School Day (incl. lunch) 8.00am–4.00pm 51.92        934.50    9,345   49.93 1,011.17 12,134
Full Working Day        8.00am–6.00pm 57.17 1,029.00 10,290           55.14 1,16.67    13,400
(incl. lunch)

MILNGAVIE NURSERY/KINDERGARTEN
			 TERM TIME
		      Daily Monthly Annual
  Times  £      £       £
Morning (bring packed lunch) 8.00am–1.00pm 27.27        491   4,909
Afternoon               1.00pm–6.00pm* 27.27            491   4,909
School Day              8.00am–4.00pm 48.78             878   8,780
Full Working Day        8.00am–6.00pm* 54.02            972   9,724

For morning sessions, drop-off is flexible, but we recommend that all children arrive by
8.50am to enjoy group welcome time. Please ensure that pick-up is no later than 12pm (1pm
if bringing own lunch).

For afternoon sessions, entry cannot be permitted until 1pm. The latest pick-up time is 6pm.

For school day, pick-up should be no later than 4pm. For those parents who choose extended
hours, the children will be in the care of our experienced After-school Care staff in the school
hall.

*Children can opt to go to Clubs (for which a small charge is made) 4pm – 5pm.

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NEWLANDS NURSERY/KINDERGARTEN
			 TERM TIME			ALL YEAR ROUND
		      Daily Monthly Annual Daily Monthly Annual
  Times  £      £       £     £      £       £
Morning (incl. lunch)   7.30am–12.30pm 29.36        529   5,285     28.09     569      6,825
Afternoon               1.00pm–6.00pm 27.80         500   5,004     26.53     537      6,447
School Day (incl. lunch) 7.30am–3.15pm 50.88        916   9,158     46.30     938     11,250
Full Working Day        7.30am–6.00pm 56.07      1,009    10,092    51.50    1,043    12,515
(incl. lunch)

For morning sessions, drop-off is flexible, but we recommend that all children arrive by 9.00am
to enjoy group welcome time. Please ensure that pick-up is no later than 12.30pm.
For afternoon sessions, entry cannot be permitted until 1.00pm. The latest pick-up time is
6.00pm.
For school day, pick-up should be no later than 3.15pm.

CAPITAL LEVY
A levy for capital purposes of £170 per pupil per term is payable along with tuition fees
for all pupils.

CREDIT / DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS
We accept payment by card, either in person or by telephone to the Finance Department.

CASH PAYMENT OF FEES
Please note the School does not accept cash for payment of fees.

DIRECT DEBIT
Fees may be paid by direct debit over ten months on the first banking day of August
to May (inclusive). Nursery and Kindergartn all round fees may be paid by direct debit
over twelve months on the first banking day of August to July (inclusive). A direct debit
mandate is issued to all new parents, and once completed applies to all future years
unless there is a request to pay termly. Should any direct debit payments be missed,
these will be treated as fees in arrears, and the option to pay by direct debit may no
longer apply.

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EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCES
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), paid by the government, is a weekly payment
of up to £30, paid fortnightly in arrears, paid directly to young people who stay on in
education after they reach the statutory leaving age of 16 (i.e. after the end of their
compulsory schooling). Young people may also receive two bonuses of £150 if they
remain on their course and make good progress with their learning. Bonuses will be
payable in January and July.
Further information:
www.emascotland.com/students.php

FEE ARREARS/FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
It is our policy to apply 2% interest per month to fees which are paid late.
If any parents feel that they are at risk of falling behind with the payment of their child’s
fees, they should contact the Head of Finance, Mrs J. McInnes, to discuss the matter and
agree a method of proceeding.
It is imperative that parents contact either Mrs McInnes as soon as they realise that
prompt payment of fees may be in jeopardy. Failure to do so may result in outstanding
debts being passed to the school’s debt collectors, and your child being excluded from
school. The School reserves the right to charge an administration charge – in relation
to outstanding fee correspondence.

INSURANCE
All pupils at the school are insured through the Pupils’ Personal Accident Insurance
Scheme against accidental injury. All pupils participating in trips within the United
Kingdom and abroad are covered by comprehensive medical and travel insurance once
deposits have been paid for the trip. Insurance does not extend to clothing, books and
equipment, which are the pupils’ responsibility, and parents are advised to arrange for
separate cover under their own policies. Pupils handing possessions to a member of
staff for safe keeping do so at their own risk.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS
PRE-FIVE GRANTS
Glasgow City Council (Kelvinbridge and Newlands Nursery)
Where a child is in receipt of a local government grant, the full fee is payable within the
normal trading terms for The Academy. The grant is payable within six weeks of receipt
from the local authority. The school will register the children who will be eligible for a
grant from Glasgow City Council. If further information is required, please contact Mr
Mathewson (Kelvinbridge) or Miss Murray (Newlands Nursery).
At Kelvinbridge and Newlands, the Glasgow Academy’s local host authority is Glasgow
City Council (GCC) and we receive funding for a fixed number of GCC resident places.
Funding takes place from the term following the start date and the school completes
the details for the application. Should a pupil move out of GCC authority, cross boundary
funding rules will apply immediately.
Non GCC resident parents can ask us to make a request to GCC for funding on their
behalf. Cross boundary requests are submitted by The Glasgow Academy to GCC each
February. GCC meets with other local authorities each May to review funding requests

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and to agree cross boundary funding and payments. If requests received exceed the
level of funding available, not all parents will receive funding, and it will be allocated
within the relevant council’s Banding Criteria. However, should another funded child
living within a same local authority leave The Academy, then we can reallocate the
funded place.
If succcessful in receiving funding, parents pay their school fees as normal, either
termly in advance or by direct debit. GCC pay The Glasgow Academy the funding and
we will reimburse the fee payer monthly. The amount of funding received from GCC will
not cover the full cost of the fees you have paid.
East Dunbartonshire (TGA, Milngavie)
Where a child is in receipt of a local government grant, the full fee is payable within the
normal trading terms for The Academy. The grant is payable within six weeks of receipt
from the local authority. The grant is payable from East Dunbartonshire to the school
in two staged payments for each term. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child
is enrolled with East Dunbartonshire Council. If further information is required, please
contact the Head of TGA, Milngavie, Miss McMorran.

WITHDRAWAL
If a pupil is to be withdrawn from the school at the end of a term, notice thereof must
be given, in writing, to the Rector, not later than the last day of the preceding term.
If for any reason a pupil’s withdrawal is uncertain, provisional notice should be given
in writing within the timescale stated above. If you write to the Rector to give a term’s
notice such letters will always be acknowledged.
In the event that late notice of a pupil’s withdrawal is given, parents will be liable to pay
the tuition fees for the term following the intended date of withdrawal. In the event that
pupils are withdrawn during the course of a term without the required notice, parents
will be liable for tuition fees and capital levy for that term plus a proportion of the next
term’s tuition fees corresponding to the number of days the pupil was enrolled in the
school during the term when the withdrawal occurred. The effect of this rule is that
an additional term’s fees are payable if the required notice of withdrawal is not given.

HELP WITH FEES: BURSARIES
The Glasgow Academy offers a number of bursaries, which are granted on a means-
tested basis to pupils in any year in the Senior School, or in P7, either new entrants or
pupils at The Academy. They range from 10% – 100% of the value of tuition fees.
A pupil aged 16 or over whose parents are seeking financial assistance from the
Bursary Fund must apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance and make available
to the Trustees the results of that application (see EMAs earlier).
If you wish to apply for a bursary for a pupil entering the school, please indicate this by
ticking the appropriate box on the application for admission form when you return it.
For pupils already at the school, please request a bursary application form from the
Rector’s PA.

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COOL KIDS’ CLUB
Although there is a Cool Kids’ Club Handbook available the following information is a
brief resumé of the club’s activities.
BREAKFAST CLUB
A Breakfast Club, for Prep School children aged 4-14 years, takes place at Kelvinbridge
and TGA Milngavie from 8.00am and Newlands Nursery from 7.30 am during term
time. Children are supervised, and served breakfast; then they can play. The charge
is £5.80 per day (except for families committed to our satellite schools, where our
Breakfast Club is free).
Parents interested in this service should contact Kelvinbridge, 0141 342 5487,
e-mail asc@tga.org.uk

PREPARATORY SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICE,
KNOWN AS COOL KIDS’ CLUB/KELVINBRIDGE/TGA,
MILNGAVIE/TGA NEWLANDS
The After-school Care facility is managed by our After-school Care Manager and is
available at Kelvinbridge. The charges for daily regular bookings are invoiced monthly
in advance and are as follows:
Breakfast Club
Kelvinbridge      8.00am – 8.50am       £5.80 per day
TGA Milngavie     8.00am – 8.30am       No Charge
TGA Newlands      7.30am – 8.30am       No Charge

After School Care
Kelvinbridge      3.10pm – 3.50pm       Mini After-school Care          £6.90 per day
		                3.10pm – 6.00pm       Full After-school Care          £15.20 per day
		                3.50pm – 6.00pm       Short After-school Care         £12.50 per day
TGA Milngavie     3.10pm – 4.30pm       Mini After-school Care          £6.90 per day
		                3.10pm – 6.00pm       Full After-school Care          £15.20 per day
TGA Newlands      3.10pm – 4.30pm       Mini After-school Care          £6.90 per day
		                3.10pm – 6.00pm       Full After-school Care          £15.20 per day

For reservations booked prior to 24 hours but not on the booking form the additional
charge will be £2.60.
For reservations made on the day the additional charge will be £5.40.

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There is no refund for cancellations. Furthermore, parents whose children are in
ASC from 3.10 pm and leave their children there beyond 3.50 pm will be charged the
difference between Mini After-school Care and Full After-school Care (£8.30) and
£2.60 or £5.40. We understand that on occasion parents may be late in collecting their
child/children due to traffic congestion or weather conditions. However, we would
ask that parents keep these occasions to an absolute minimum, or make alternative
arrangements for collecting their child/children, and that the service is informed of this
as early as possible.
A late charge of £10.00 will be made for any children collected after 6.00pm
Full After-school Care (available to children from P1-P4) and Short Afterschool
Care (available to children from P5 - S2) take place in the After-school area
of Kelvinbridge and in the TGA, Milngavie and Newlands Nursery halls.
A snack is provided every afternoon.
The Mini Cool Kids’ Club includes table-top games, word searches, puzzles, jigsaws
and colouring-in etc., an opportunity for homework to be completed, plus a light snack.
Every day will be fun-filled, with many activities available in a relaxed, caring and
friendly atmosphere. Activities will include board games, baking, outdoor games,
arts and crafts, table football tournament, sewing and karaoke, to name just a few.
The children and parents taking places in any of these provisions will be invited to
submit their own ideas. Parents interested in this service should contact Kelvinbridge,
0141 342 5487, e-mail asc@tga.org.uk

COMBINED AFTER-SCHOOL CARE:
KELVINBRIDGE/TGA, MILNGAVIE/NEWLANDS NURSERY
Kelvinbridge pupils who live to the North or South of the city and have participated in
Mini Cool Kids’ Club (see above) may, if they wish, continue their After-school Care
at TGA, Milngavie or TGA, Newlands. A coach will leave Kelvinbridge for TGA, Milngavie
and TGA, Newlands at 4.00 pm. Alternatively they may have participated in the Mini
Cool Kids’ Club at Kelvinbridge and arrive at TGA, Milngavie or Newlands Nursery
to be picked up by parents. The TGA, Newlands coach details can be obtained from
0141 632 1569.
Parents interested in the ASC part of the TGA, Milngavie service should contact
the respective service (apart from buses, for which please call the Administration
Centre): Kelvinbridge, 0141 342 5487, TGA, Milngavie, 0141 956 3758, Newlands Nursery,
0141 632 1569, e-mail asc@tga.org.uk
Other After-school Care activities - Kelvinbridge
On occasion the After-school Care Service will provide special activities and will inform
parents of these well in advance. In the past there have been Theatre workshops,
Spanish language development workshops and extended services on parents’
evenings. For information contact 0141 342 5487, e-mail asc@tga.org.uk

Holiday Clubs - Kelvinbridge (£36.00 per day. £41.20 if not on booking form). Summer
Holidays, October Half-Term, February Half-Term, Spring Holiday and Christmas.
A full schedule of activities is published on the web in advance of the Summer Holidays.
TGA, Milngavie and TGS Newlands Nursery children are welcome to join these clubs.

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Half-Day Holiday Clubs - Kelvinbridge
We also offer a half-day service for parents. The service will be from 8 am – 1 pm or
1 pm – 6 pm. This will not be available on days in which the Cool Kids’ Club is going
on trips, only for activities accommodated within the school. The charge will be
£19.00 per half day. The programme will state clearly the days on which this service
will be available.

Other Holiday Clubs throughout the Year - Kelvinbridge These Holiday Clubs are
accessible for all children aged 3 - 14 years of age from P1 - S2 pupils.

Half-Term Holiday - October Week 2019
Friday 11 - Friday 18 October 2019, inclusive, 8 am – 6 pm
Half-Term Holiday - February Week 2020
Monday 10 - Friday 14 February 2020, inclusive, 8 am - 6 pm (7.30 am–6 pm
Newlands Nursery).
Spring Holiday 2020
Monday 6 April - Thursday 9 April. Tuesday 14 April - Friday 17 April.

Summer Holiday 2020
From Wednesday 24 June for P1 and P2 children at Kelvinbridge and
all children from TGA, Newlands and TGA, Milngavie, 8 am - 6 pm.

All other children from Thursday 25 June 2020 until Friday 21 August 2020.

The After-School Services will be closed on the following dates which are inclusive:

Thursday 22 August and Friday 23 August 2019 (in-service).
Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September 2019.
TGA, Milngavie and Newlands Nursery will be closed on Friday 11 October 2019.
Monday 24 December 2019 - Monday 6 January 2020.
Easter Weekend - Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April 2020.
Monday 4 May 2020.
Friday 22 May 2020 and Monday 25 May 2020.
Further information on these services may be accessed from the respective service:
Kelvinbridge, 0141 342 5487
ASC mobile, 07933 233048
TGA, Milngavie, 0141 956 3758
Newlands Nursery, 0141 632 1569 e-mail asc@tga.org.uk
Up-to-date information will be communicated throughout the session.

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