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Mr Barker’s Update- 1 March 2021

Mr Barker’s Update- 1 March 2021

Welcome to our fortnightly news letter. We are excited to share all the latest from Co-op Academy Belle Vue over the coming weeks and months. The progress we are making every single day is staggering, all with the end goal of opening up a fantastic school, not only for our new pupils in September but for our local community too.

National Offer Day

The 1st of March marks the day we can officially make contact with all of our new pupils who will be joining us in September. For us this year group is very special, these are our pioneers, the first every students of Co-op Belle Vue. The staff at Co-op Academy Belle Vue have been working hard to put your welcome packs together and we are looking forward to meeting you in the coming months as part of our Transition Programme.


I am very busy speaking with uniform suppliers and we are very close to having some samples sent through. The uniform is a very important part of what makes us Belle Vue. We are very excited to show you what we have planned. We will be supplying you with a blazer, tie and PE kit, so that when you start in September you look professional. More information about fitting and measurement sessions will be sent out over the coming weeks.

Our Connell Site

We are almost ready to start building our year one home. The final plans have been put in place for electric car charging points, the wall, floor and door colours and the technology we are using throughout. Make sure you keep checking your inboxes as we are going to be following the build every step of the way.

Year 6 Transition

We are going to be launching our transition programme over the coming weeks to make sure that all our September starters feel prepared and ready to tackle their first days of secondary school. We have updated our transition website which has lots of important information – to get the address just check your welcome letter that was sent out on National Offer Day. We also are excited for you tom meet your new teachers, and school staff, see where all your lessons will be and to have a tour of the school.


Every newsletter we will have a focus on a particular topic that you will be studying when you arrive in September. This newsletter is focussing on the amazing achievements of NASA and there landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Here you can see the footage they captured when they entered the Martian atmosphere and lowered the rover to the surface on a rocket powered crane!

In science lessons you will learn more about these topics, space, the planets, forces and rockets. These areas are important ones to focus on and could help you launch your own rocket beyond the Earth’s atmosphere!

Mr Barker