Welcome from Mrs McMahon, Head of School

Welcome from Miss Hodges, Deputy Headteacher (Transition Lead)

Frequently Asked Questions

Timings of the Day

Year 7 Timings of the Day

Period Timings
Registration 08:30 – 08:55
Lesson 1 08:55 – 09:55
Lesson 2 09:55 – 10:55
Break 10:55 – 11:15
Lesson 3 11:15 – 12:15
Lunch 12:15 – 12:55
Lesson 4 12:55 – 13:55
Lesson 5 13:55 – 14:55

What colour tie do I wear?

If you are starting Year 7 in September 2021 then you will wear a Yellow Tie.

Do I have a locker?

Yes, when joining Cornwallis in September you will be assigned a locker. You will have to ask your parents/carers to buy you a padlock for your locker.

Can I be in a form group with people I know?

Yes of course. By completing the student questionnaire you will be able to tell us who you want to be with in your form group.

Equally, you are able to tell us if there is anyone you would prefer not to be in a form group with. We will always do our best to assign you based on your requests.

Who will I go to if I am worried or have questions?

Initially, you should speak to your Form Tutor. However, you will have a Head of Year and an Intervention and Challenge Manager who are on hand to help you with anything you may need.

We will be posting some welcome videos from your Head of Year and Intervention and Challenge Manager in the next few weeks; so keep checking this page for updates.

How can I get to school?

At Cornwallis Academy we have many different methods of transport that you and your family can choose from.

Obviously, you have the option of walking or getting dropped off; we have footpath entrances opposite the Shell Garage (Linton Corner) and on Hubbards Lane, this is also the drop-off point if you are being driven in.

KCC also provides us with an extensive network of dedicated school busses. More details can be found by visiting: www.cornwallisacademy.com/getting-to-the-academy/

I am in a house at primary school, will I be allocated to one at Cornwallis?

Yes! As soon as you join us you will be in one of 6 houses: Bradbourne, Cobham, Chartwell, Knowlton, Preston and Scotney, which are all named after iconic places of interest in Kent.

Our House System allows students to feel part of a smaller community within the academy, while promoting teamwork, responsibility, good behaviour, achievement and a sense of pride.

Do you have a school council?

Of course! Our Student Leaders are elected by their peers and meet regularly with their Head of House and collectively as a group. There are over 60 students currently involved within the Student Leadership structure; from year 7 up to Sixth Form, including the Head Boy/Girl team.

Our student voice is a core group of students who voice the opinion of all students.

Student voice is integral to our decision making; students have raised and contributed to decisions on multiple topics such as:

  • Timings of the Day
  • The School Uniform
  • Catering
  • Year Zones
  • COVID Procedures
  • and much much more

Have we missed something?

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What can you expect?

Open Morning Booking

Transition Calendar

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School tour

Main Building

Sixth Form Area

Sports Area

Performance Area

Get in Touch


Cornwallis Academy, 
Hubbards Lane, 
ME17 4HX
t: 01622 743152
e: office@cornwallisacademy.com