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The roads around Thomas Deacon Academy and Peterborough Regional College are very busy and a little awkward at times with several cross-roads, bus stops, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. These dangers increase significantly when you consider pedestrians, cyclists and cars pulling over to drop students off for school and college. 

Please may we respectfully request that parents take extreme caution when dropping their children at Thomas Deacon Academy, remaining mindful of other road users and observing the law at all times.

We thank you for your co-operation.

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  • Parent Contact Fortnight - bookings now open!

    Published 21/10/20

    The booking window is now open for parents to make appointments with their child’s tutor commencing on the 2nd November.  To make your appointment/s, please use this link :

    Parents do not need a log on but will be prompted to enter their details (title/name) and their child’s details (name/dob).

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  • Year 6 Transition Information

    Published 28/09/20

    Normally, at this time of the year we would be inviting Year 6 students and parents to attend our Open Evening.  This year, due to Covid restrictions and in line with all other secondary schools, Thomas Deacon Academy, is not holding a physical, in-person event.  Instead, we have launched our promotional video 

    We will be holding follow-up sessions where we will answer any questions you may have.  In the meantime, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on

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  • We are launching SIMS Parent App!

    Published 25/09/20

    Parents will receive an email today (25th September 2020) with login details for SIMS Parent App. A letter is also being sent to parents with more information about the App. For more information, please go to the SIMS Parent App page here.

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  • Message for current Year 10 parents - GCSE POD

    Published 13/07/20

    Current Year 10 students now have access to the GCSE POD.  For more information, please go to the GCSE POD page.

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  • Urgent Update - ParentPay

    Published 06/07/20

    Our online payment service

    ParentPay – our online payment service

    As from September 2020 we will only be accepting payments online using a secure website called Parentpay.  You will be able to use your debit or credit card to make payments for dinner money, School trips, Music tuition and other items.

    What are the benefits to parents and pupils?
    • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
    • The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
    • Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
    • Full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
    • Your children will not have to worry about losing money at school
    • Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text

    What are the benefits to our school?
    • Creates more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school.
    • Help to reduce anti-social behaviour
    • Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure – helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises.

    How to get started with ParentPay?
    For those that have not already activated their accounts, we will shortly be sending you your activation details, once you receive these:
    • Visit
    • Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage.
    NB. These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username (we suggest your email address) and password for future access during the activation process
    • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username (we suggest your email address) and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
    • Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

    If you have any questions, please contact the school Finance Office on

    01733 426060 or

    For more information, visit


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  • Free School Meals - Update 22nd April

    Published 19/03/20

    Dear Parent/Carer

    Free School Meal Entitlement

    We understand that the times we are currently living in are both uncertain and challenging. Alongside this many families are facing changes in their financial circumstances. If your circumstances have changed, and you believe that you now meet one of the following criteria, please follow this link to the Norfolk County Council site (our service provider): for an online application or complete the application form below and return by email to: or post to: Free School Meals, Norfolk County Council, Floor 8, County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2DL:

    · Income Support.

    · Income Based Job Seekers Allowance.

    · Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

    · Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190.

    · If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

    · Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

    · Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

    · Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018).


    If you have previously applied or been eligible for free school meals, you need not re-apply, as we will continue to re-check your entitlement each month and will notify you should you become re-eligible.

    Parents of children who are eligible for Free School Meals will receive an email from (If we do not have an email address for you, you will receive a text message with the e voucher detail.) Please follow the detail in the message and register for a 5 day e voucher.

    Free School Meals E Voucher System:

    Once you have selected your supermarket of choice, the next stage will be that you will receive the voucher to spend in store. Please note that this can take up to a further 24 hours to receive the voucher after you have selected the supermarket, however we understand there is a delay in some supermarkets issuing their vouchers, meaning that they are taking a number of days to fulfil the request. We are working with the supermarkets and Wonde to reduce the time taken for the voucher to arrive but please bear with us as we follow up directly. Once the voucher arrives, it will cover the full 5 day period to Friday and will not be a daily allowance. Please could we ask for your patience in the meantime.

    Free School Meals Scam! 

    There is currently an email circulating claiming to be from the Department of Education or catering providers asking parents for their bank details to allow them access to Free School Meal vouchers.

    If you receive one,  please do not reply to it or give out any bank details. 

    Mr Carroll 


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  • URGENT NEWS - Home Learning Information

    Published 27/02/20




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