Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The school has a Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students may sometimes need to use it to
access work that has been set for them. If so, they should use their school username (e.g. 21bloggs.j)
and their current network password.
We use ParentPay for
collecting payments from parents, including for school meals and trips. In order to set up your account
for the first time you will need to refer to the activation email sent to you by the school. If you have
lost this, please contact the school office.
We encourage parents to use StudyBugs to report a student's absence from school, as it is more
efficient than emailing or telephoning. You can set up and manage your own account for this, and there is
a handy app available for your phone too (just search for Study Bugs in your usual app store).
Dr Frost Maths
All students have Dr Frost Maths accounts to help support their study of Maths. Often teachers will set
homework using this platform. Students should log in here using their school email address, which is in the format
email@example.com. The first time they log in they will use the default password given
to them by their maths teacher in the homework instructions - please watch the video linked below if you
are unsure. They will then be prompted to set up their own password, which they will need to remember (or
store in their password manager if they have one).
Please watch this support video from Mr
Winstanley. As well as showing how to log in for the first time, he explains how to link your Dr Frost
account to your school Microsoft account. This will give you an alternative means of logging in which some
people may find easier.
Beware: If you mistype the email address, an error message will appear saying the
account does not exist. Please do not create a new account - the school has already created the
students' accounts. Try logging in again, making sure your school email address and the password are
entered correctly (the instructions and video above should help). Make sure you are not using capital
letters, because the credentials are case sensitive. If you still cannot log in, please contact your maths
teacher for further help.
The Science department uses the Educake platform for setting homework for Y7-11.The school has created the accounts and students are given the log-in
credentials by their science teacher.
To log in, they need to click the 'student log in' button in
the top right corner, and then type in their unique username and password.
If students lose or forget their log-in details, they will need to speak to their science teacher.
Pearson Active Learn
The Spanish department uses Active Learn for homework. The school creates the accounts. The username
format is 21bloggs.j. Teachers will give students the password.
Sudents have free access to Seneca - a revision
and homework platform. The website covers
exam-board specific courses, condensing what students need to know and helping to identify gaps
learning. For instance, when you get a question wrong, the platform will repeat the topic in
Students can log into Seneca using their school email address and the password that they created when
they first set up the Seneca account in class. If the password has been forgotten, please speak to your
Individual teachers may give students a class code, to attach to their Seneca accounts, so they can
monitor learning e.g. for History, the Key Stage 3 code (for year 7-9) is mNdZ-o9kp and the Key Stage 4
code (for year 10-11) is jqn_NVNTV.
Doddle is used by the Science
department, particularly in Sixth Form.
Teachers can set flipped learning, homework or revision tasks using this platform.
Student usernames for this are of the form JoeBloggs21 (with the number representing the year the
student's cohort joined Year 7 - in this case 2021). All accounts log in using the same password,
which is 'turing'.
GCSE Pod is an online learning
platform with various, short, engaging 'pods' on a range of topics, linked to exam
specifications. It is used by several subjects, in class and for homework. On first use, students create
their own username and password. Form tutors and teachers are able to help students if they forget their
GCSE Pod also offers a page of Parent Resources. Here you can discover parent user guides and quick start guides,
and you can explore how to support your child.
They also offer free
motivational webinars for students. Click on the links to find out more.