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New Starters

The following information has been collated to help ensure you experience a smooth transition to St Ambrose College whether you are joining us in Year 7 , Sixth Form or at another point in your school career. 

If you require any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the Administration Team, either by telephone or email, who will be happy to help you.

Parent FAQ's

To help you navigate the website and find answers to your questions there are some links in this section to other web pages with useful information such as attendance procedures, contacting the school etc. 

Contacting School

What to do if your child is ill or has a medical appointment

School lunches 

Transport to school

School rules

Important dates and the school calendar


Help Us - St Ambrose College Charity

Supporting the college facilities, sport and extra-curricular Activities

The St Ambrose Charity has provided the College with funds to purchase minibuses, enhance music and drama provision, extend sporting opportunities and much more.  Please click the donate here button to find out how you can support the college. 


Parentmail / school payments

We operate an online payment system called ParentMail and ask parents to make payments for catering and other school purchases, e.g. trips, etc… using this safer method, as paying by cash or cheque places an administrative and financial burden on the school. 

In order for you to make online payments you will need to set up an account, we will provide you with an activation letter towards the end of August to set up your online account.  The activation letter will be emailed to the priority contact email address you supplied during the admissions process.



Please click here for information about the school uniform and sports kit.

School uniform is to be worn on all occasions, including; parents' evenings, on the way to and from school, on organised trips and when representing the school in a team. The only exception is when the Principal or another member of staff specifically states that other clothing may be worn, such as 'non-uniform days'.


It is essential that you equip your son with a padlock (key or code) to allow him to utilise one of the 1000 lockers available around the College building. This will enable him to store his items/bag(s) safely and securely.  We strongly recommend that your son utilises the lockers to safeguard his possessions. The College does not accept responsibility for lost items.  Valuables should only be brought into school if essential


Students are strongly recommended to wear a mouthguard for certain sporting activities. In particular, rugby and hockey participants should always be protected. The best types of mouthguards are those made using an individual impression taken by a dentist.  We do not recommend the type bought from sports shops which are moulded to the mouth after softening in hot water.  They do not fit accurately enough to protect well, they are uncomfortable to wear and can be easily dislodged, causing breathing difficulties.

Opro visit the college each September.  Opro pricing is very competitive starting at £39.99. Please see the Opro website for full details.

All orders should be placed online up to 1 week before the appointment. 

Musical instrument tuition

We are able to offer instrumental music lessons to students.  Students may decide to continue with their existing instrument or try something completely new.  

Instruments are not provided by the school, but these may be bought or hired from a variety of local firms who specialise in this service. If you require information about this please do not hesitate to contact the department.

Our peripatetic teachers at St Ambrose College are selected by us and are self-employed, meaning that they will invoice you directly.

  • Payment for lessons is not via the school accounts
  • All peripatetic teachers are DBS checked

If you wish for your child to have lessons please ensure that you have read all of the terms and conditions and then complete the Instrumental Lessons form.  


Art packs

Art packs are available at a discounted price from Mr Roderick. More information will be provided in Art lessons. 

year 6 sports camp

A rugby and sports camp is run in the summer term for current year 6 pupils who will be joining St Ambrose College in the following September.  

This provides a fun environment and helps the boys familiarise themselves with the school and their new peer groups.