Academy Life

Parent Information

In this section you will find useful links to support your child at school and all of our Parent/Carer letters and updates.

Parent/Carer Letters 2021-2022

Summer Term 1

Spring Term 2

Spring Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1


ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips and activities, uniforms, music lessons and fees.

You simply top-up your ParentPay account online  by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint stores. Payment by standing order and faster payments will be available soon. Your ParentPay balance can be used immediately to pay for any of your children’s items at any school using ParentPay.

Free School Meals

The link below will take you directly to  the online application process through Birmingham City Council.

Attendance Brochure

As a parent you want your child to always be feeling their best for school and when they are not feeling very well it can be confusing to decide whether they should go to school or not.
This guide will help you understand what illnesses you should keep your child home from school for and what actions you should take so that your child feels better and communication with the school is effective.  All absences should be called through to the school on 0121 378 1288 Option 1 for attendance.

Permission to Administer Medicine

Where ever possible we encourage students to take their medication at home before the school day and on their return.  Where this is not possible and you require your child to receive medication during the school day, please complete and return the attached form.

Parent App

The Parent App from Sims shows you up to date information about all aspects of your child’s school life., including all reporting documents. 

Please note
For security, this app requires an invitation code from the school, which all parents should have received.  If you have not received a code, please email us on [email protected] 

You can sign into the app here

A help sheet to sign up to the app can be found here

And there is a You Tube video also: An introduction to the SIMS Parent and SIMS Student apps – YouTube