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The Adeyfield Academy

FAQ's: Year 7 Transition

What does a typical day look like? What time do we start? What time do we go home?  

Your day will formally start with registration at 8:30am. To make sure you start your day fuelled and ready to go why not join us for Breakfast Club in the canteen from 8.00am!

Lessons last for 1 hour each. For a breakdown of the school timetable, please click on the School Timetable link on the Transition Page.

Lessons finish at 3.00pm, however there are a wide variety of clubs and activities which take place between 3.10pm and 4.15pm. Head to PE and you will find a wide range of sports clubs; the LRC is a hive of activity after school with Home Learning Hub, Reading Club and Board Games. The Art, Technology, Music, Dance and Drama Departments also run a range of different activities. Keep your eyes open for our Extra Curricular Timetable which will be available from September.

Who are the teachers at the school? 

For the full list of staff at The Adeyfield Academy please click here. Key staff who will be supporting you during transition and throughout Year 7 include:

Principal: Miss D Mason

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss I Walbank

Keystage 3 Lead: Miss L Polson

SENCo: Ms J Day

What equipment do we need for school?  

Please click here for the full equipment list.

The following items are not allowed in school:

  • Energy drinks or fizzy drinks of any nature
  • Chewing gum
  • Hoodies

What will my uniform look like? 

The Adeyfield Academy school uniform can be purchased from our supplier Stevensons.

Please click here for more detailed information about our uniform and the contact details for Stevensons.

What is a tutor group? What is it for?  

When you arrive in Year 7 you will be allocated a Form Tutor. They will be your first point of contact in school for any questions or concerns you may have. You will meet with your Form Tutor every morning for 25 minutes and take part in a variety of activities ranging from a year group assembly, ‘Theme of the Week’, Numeracy Ninjas and the Big School Read. Each tutor group will have up to 30 students. You will get to know each other really well during your time at The Adeyfield Academy. Your Form Tutor will remain with you throughout your journey here.

What subjects will I be learning in Year 7?  

You will study a wide range of subjects in Year 7 including






Religious Education

Design & Technology




Performing Arts

Physical Education


Computer Science


How much home learning do we get? 

Home learning will be set to help support your in-class learning. This will all be set by Google Classroom (see handbook for more information) There is a home learning timetable which will be issued in September. Each piece of work will be set with a time completion guideline to help you know how long to spend on each piece. If you have any questions or concerns about your home learning, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher. The LRC also runs Home Learning Hub after school each afternoon Monday-Thursday. This is a great place to go to complete any work you have been set and to receive help in completing it if required.  There is also an opportunity for students to own their own Chromebook (please see device plan in your welcome pack). 

What happens at lunchtimes and breaktimes?  

Breaktime lasts for 20 minutes after period 2, and lunch lasts for 45 minutes after period 4. You have the opportunity to purchase food from the canteen or our outside Grab 'n' Go shop and then enjoy some fresh air outside. The LRC is also open where you will be able to go and catch up with friends and enjoy using the board games, computers or take time out to enjoy a good book.

What enrichment activities and extra-curricular opportunities are on offer? What can I get involved in during lunchtime or after school? 

There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities available for you to get involved in at The Adeyfield Academy. We have school teams in a wide range of sports including netball, rugby, rounders and athletics. A large variety of orchestra and music ensembles, as well as a vocal group, drama, dance and art clubs. We also offer a computing skills club, eco-club, spelling club, STEM and film club.  If there is something you would like to see offered we don’t already offer, just ask! 

What student leadership opportunities are on offer when I start in Year 7?  

You have the opportunity to be a Numeracy Ninja who lead the numeracy activities in their tutor time each week.  You also have the opportunity to be a Library Leader supporting our Librarian with literacy initiatives across the academy as well as supporting her in the learning resources centre. You will also have the opportunity to be a member of the student forum who meet every other week on a Thursday after school. It is really important your views and opinions are taken into account at the academy.

If I'm worried, who do I go to? 

We want every student at The Adeyfield Academy to feel safe, happy and secure. If there is anything that you are worried about there are lots of people here to help. Your Form Tutor is always available for you to speak to, alongside Miss Polson and Mr Doodson.  In fact, any member of staff is happy to listen and help. No worry is too big or too small, please come and speak to us, so we can help. There are also the goodwill ambassadors, student executives and head and deputy students who you can always approach if you need someone other than a member of staff to talk to.

What happens if I get lost? 

You will find maps of the school on the walls around the school to help you if you are not sure where to go. The main school site is built in a square, so if you follow the corridor system you will eventually return to reception where Mrs Lee will be happy to help and point you in the right direction.

Get in touch

Miss Sam Rogers, School Business Manager

Hemel Hempstead

(To request a paper copy, please contact our Administration Department on the contact details below)

(01442) 406020