Last Day of Term
Last day of term - Thursday 17th December
Please be reminded that students are invited to wear a Christmas jumper and/or own clothes on the last day of term THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER and kindly ask that your child brings a £1 donation for our chosen charity, Save the Children.
The timings of the last day are as follows:
Years 7 and 8
tutor time: 8.30-9.00
period 1: 9.00-10.00
tutor time- 10.30-11.45
DISMISSAL by Head of Year
tutor time: 8.45-9.00am
period 1: 9.00-10.00am
period 2- 10.00-10.45
tutor time 11.15-11.45.
DISMISSAL by Head of Year
School buses have been arranged to collect students at the earlier finish time read more
Change to last day of term
Dear Parents / Carers, You may have seen the recent Government announcement that schools will have an additional closure day on Friday 18th December. The Government have made this decision because staff may need to continue to work in the first week of the Christmas holidays to support track and trace. I can confirm that the school will be closed to students on this day and our last day will be Thursday 17th December. We apologise for the late notice but we have only just been informed by the Government. read more
Letter re confirmed Covid19 cases in school
25th November 2020 Advice to All Parents Dear Parents/Carers CONFIRMED POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS IN YEAR 7, 9 and 10. Please be advised that we have today received confirmation that 2 further students in Y9, one in Y10 plus a student in Y7 have had confirmed positive COVID-19 results. This letter is being sent to all parents to ensure everyone is being kept informed of the cases at the school. If your child has been asked to self-isolate due to being likely to have come into a 2 metre proximity you will have been contacted by the school and have received a separate letter regarding that isolation. read more
Update - Year 8 Pupils
Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to previous communication, unfortunately we have to ask parents of children in Year 8 need to keep their children off school for the rest of this week.
This is because of a rise in staff absence due to isolating and non-COVID related illness.
We will update you Friday about plans for next week.
Work will be set on Google classrooms.
Mrs Bonner, Senior Deputy Headteacher
For any issues logging into Google Classroom please email email@example.com
Information in the event of a partial school closure / implementation of rota system
Information in the event of a partial school closure / implementation of rota system Dear Parents and Carers We are experiencing a high level of staff absence at the moment but want to reassure you that this is not because we have staff or students testing positive for Covid 19. Some staff are having to self isolate; other staff have had a member of their household test positive for Covid 19 and are therefore self isolating. In addition, we have staff absent for non-covid related issues. The school has employed a number of supply teachers since the half term break, but the chances of employing even more is slight because demand from local schools is high. read more
COVID-19 Measures in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the School community
In order to reassure the School and wider School community, detailed below is our current procedures and arrangements in place to ensure we are adhering to the COVID-19 safety measures: Bubbles Year groups are separated from each other and are grouped in whole year group 'bubbles'. Year group bubbles are taught in separate areas to other year group bubbles and remain in these areas for all non-specialist subject lessons to restrict movement around the School site. The school timetable has been adjusted to avoid mixing bubbles and use of specialist rooms has been organised to allow cleaning between the use by different bubbles. Our staff car park gate shuts each morning to allow it to be used for pedestrian access and different year groups bubbles arrive at staggered times using different entrances. read more
Extra Curricular Clubs
Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians,
Please be aware that in order to comply with the latest national guidance, all extra curricular sports activities and clubs are temporarily suspended for the duration of the lockdown period, scheduled to be Thursday 5th November-Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
After school subject interventions for Year 11 and Year 13 will continue for the time being until advised otherwise.
Apologies for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.
Senior Leadership Team read more
Update from Wisepay
Wisepay Outage - Service restored Important Parent Notice from WisePay Dear Parents and Carers, We value the privacy of your information, which is why we are writing promptly to let you know about a data security incident that affected our payment platform provider, WisePay. At some point around 2 October 2020, we understand that a cyberattack occurred in the form of a URL manipulation, meaning that the payment gateway page was redirected or controlled by a bad actor. WisePay has engaged a computer forensics expert, and the forensic investigation is ongoing. Even though you did not attempt to make any transactions during the period in question, as best practice, we would still recommend that you are especially cautious regarding your personal financial arrangements and take prompt steps to pause or cancel the payment card you have used on our site. read more
Update to the start of the school day
From Monday 28th September we are asking all students to arrive at 8.30am as we have separate zoned enclosed areas for the students to wait should the weather be bad. Thanks to the students following the new routine the start to the day is running so smoothly we can now condense it so we gain more learning time. Year 7 - will wait under the canopy with Mr Moloney, wash hands under the canopy and enter and lead up to the D corridor via the doors by SEN. Year 8- will wait in their side of the canteen until 8.35 then wash hands on the trough on the side of the canteen and then enter and lead up to the D corridor through the main school corridor. read more
Update from School
Dear parents, I understand that many of you are concerned about the notification of positive Covid cases at the school. The school switchboard has been inundated with calls and we do not have the staff needed to respond immediately to all of the queries. If, after reading the following information you still wish to contact the school with a query about the way the school is responding to the situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to respond to your email within 24 hours. As you will be aware the school has been following the government guidance on how to prevent the spread of Covid 19 for example, students have been encouraged to wash their hands frequently, use hand sanitiser, stay in the year group bubble etc. read more
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- 23rd 23/03/2020 - Update from the Executive Head Teacher
- 16th School Update - 16/03/2020 - School Closed to Year 9, 10 & 12 Students
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