SCWA Latest News Updates | Friday, 19 April 2024

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Dear SCWA Community, 

As the first week of module five comes to an end, our dedication to nurturing scholars and leaders is more apparent than ever. This week, we celebrated the successful start of our public examinations, receiving excellent feedback on the GCSE Drama practical and GCSE PE moderation. As we prepare for next week’s GCSE French Speaking and BTEC Performing Arts exams, we remain confident in our students’ preparations and commend their scholarly dedication.

I am delighted with the engagement of our Year 9 families as the deadline for Key Stage Four options approaches. Making informed educational choices is vital, and we are committed to supporting you throughout this process. Additionally, our Year 10 and Year 12 students are actively securing work experience placements, an initiative that prepares them for future careers and instils a strong sense of responsibility.

I wish all our students the best of luck in their forthcoming exams and look forward to another successful week.

Best wishes,
Joseph Sparks | Principal, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Summer Examinations Update at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy successfully commenced its public examinations this week, starting with the GCSE Drama Practical on Wednesday and the GCSE PE moderation on Thursday. Both events received highly positive feedback from pupils and external visitors, marking a strong start to this examination period.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming week:

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024: GCSE French Speaking at 8:30
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024: GCSE French Speaking at 8:30
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024: BTEC Performing Arts (Dance) Skills Log Section 1 during Period 2 & 3
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024: GCE Drama Practical,
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024: GCSE French Speaking at 8:30
  • Friday, 26 April 2024: Year 13 GCE Photography Exam

For detailed information on all scheduled exams, including dates and times, please refer to the complete examination timetable for Summer 2024. Sixth Form (GCE) examinations are highlighted in blue, while Year 11 (GCSE/Vocational) subjects are displayed in white.

This timetable ensures that all students are aware of their examination schedules and can prepare accordingly. We wish all our students the best of luck in their upcoming examinations.

Summer 2024 Examination Timetable

Update on Year 9 Options

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy would like to remind parents and carers of Year 9 pupils that the deadline to submit key stage four option preferences is rapidly approaching on Monday, 22 April 2024. For those who have requested a consultation meeting, please note that correspondence has been sent out this week.In order to provide more comprehensive responses during our consultation meetings, we have decided to wait until after Monday’s deadline to begin scheduling these discussions. This approach will allow us to finalise the subject groupings based on the submitted preferences. Consultation meetings will then be arranged to discuss available subjects within each option block, ensuring that parents and carers are fully informed about the choices available. Please rest assured that there will be an opportunity to make amendments to your child’s option choices during the consultation meetings. We understand the importance of these decisions and are committed to supporting you and your child in making informed selections for their Key Stage 4 education.

Year 10 and 12 Work Experience: Important Dates and Information

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy would like to thank all the students who have secured their work experience placements so far. As we approach the work experience period, here are some important reminders and support details:

  • Work Experience Dates: Monday, 8 July to Friday, 19 July 2024
  • Initial Deadline for Placements: Monday, 6 May 2024

Students are being supported in securing placements through their Life Skills/PSHE lessons and tutor time. Additionally, placement opportunities are regularly posted in the Year 10 and Year 12 Google Classrooms. Students are encouraged to check these platforms regularly to stay updated on available positions. It is essential for all placements to be recorded and completed via the student’s Unifrog account to ensure they are officially confirmed. An information handout, which has been previously shared with parents and carers, can be found below.

Work Experience Information

For any further questions or additional support, please feel free to contact Ms Collier at We look forward to a successful work experience period for our Year 10 and Year 12 students.

Reminder: Year 8 Parents’ Evening 

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to the Year 8 Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 25 April 2024, from 16:00 to 19:00. This face-to-face event provides a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s academic progress directly with their teachers. Please be reminded that the booking system for appointments will close at 12:00 on Wednesday, 24 April 2024. You can make your appointments through the academy’s designated booking site, with detailed instructions available here. For assistance or further information, please contact Ms Kalote at If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, we kindly ask that you amend your booking on School Cloud as soon as possible. We have a long waiting list, and cancelling your booking in advance allows us to offer your slot to another family. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Reminder: Module 5 Interventions for Year 11 Pupils

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy will carry on with the subject intervention sessions for Year 11 pupils into Module 5. These sessions are scheduled during tutor time (08:30-09:00) and after school, designed to provide additional support in the lead-up to exams. Pupils involved in these interventions will receive their new timetables on Monday, 15 April 2024, during tutor time or assembly, outlining the subjects and times for their sessions. 

Reminder: Module 5 Interventions for Year 13 Pupils

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy will continue offering subject intervention sessions for Year 13 students in Module 5. Teachers have selected students who would benefit most from additional support, and these students have been notified through Google Classroom and the Arden noticeboard. The continued interventions aim to address specific areas of need, ensuring all students are well-prepared for their upcoming exams.

Module 5 Interventions for Year 13 Pupils

Reminder: Service Road Access and Academy Entry Times

Parents and carers are reminded that the service road is restricted and should not be used for dropping off children unless specifically authorised by the academy. Please note that this road is marked with a double red line, indicating that stopping is not allowed at any time. Access via this road is limited to staff and authorised visitors only.

Additionally, students are not permitted to enter the academy site before 08:00. This policy helps ensure the safety and security of all students and staff.