News & Notices

  • April 2021
    • Return to School Summer Term 2021 - Monday 12th of April 2021

      I hope that you are well and that students are enjoying their break despite the variable weather conditions! This week the Government reviewed their guidance on the wearing of face masks in classrooms. The updated guidance which can be found here recommends that face masks continue to be worn in classrooms in secondary schools when we return from the...

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  • March 2021
    • Lateral Flow Testing - Wednesday 24th of March 2021

      We just wanted to do a quick reminder that the use of the Lateral Flow testing commences this evening, Wednesday 24th of March and should be done twice weekly from now, and during the Easter holidays. If you started testing on Sunday please do not worry and now spread your remaining tests out ensuring you do one every 3 to 5 days leaving one for...

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    • KS4 Book Club - Monday 22nd of March 2021

      Lock-down version 3 didn't stop six of our students from years 10, 11 and 12 enjoying a virtual book club with Mrs Kenton-Barnes and Mrs Kidd. We read 'Goodbye, Perfect' by Sara Barnard (a prize-winning YA author) and met regularly on Google Meet to discuss the issues raised in the story. We were then fortunate enough to have a Google Meet with...

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    • News Update - Wednesday 17th of March 2021

      Dear Parents, Carers and Families, We have been back at school for almost 2 weeks and I cannot tell you how good this has felt. I am so proud of our students for how well they have coped with the change and how well they have settled back into school life. It has been a real joy to see them together, enjoying each other's company and enjoying...

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    • Positive Covid 19 Case - Wednesday 17th of March 2021

      We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for COVID 19. This is a student in Year 10. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how...

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    • World Book Day Competition Winners - Monday 15th of March 2021

      Congratulations to Elsie and Cameron who are our winners of the fancy dress World Book Day competition!  See Mrs Kenton-Barnes in WS31 on Friday 19th March at lunch time for your prizes.    Congratulations to Max S and Evelyn N who are our winners of the testimony World Book Day competition!  See Mrs Kenton-Barnes in WS31 on Friday 19th March at lunch...

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    • World Book Day Dress-up Competion - Monday 8th of March 2021

      Thank you to all who entered the dress-up or testimony competitions for WBD; we are looking through your entries and will announce here TWO winners for each competition by the end of the week.  A special mention must go to Joshua Dobson in year 8 who has written a fantasy epic and shared it with the English department!  What a creative and...

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    • School Reopening March 2021 - Monday 1st of March 2021

      Dear Parents, Carers and Families, I hope you are all safe and well. As you will know, the Government has announced that all schools in England will be fully reopened from Monday March 8th. I understand that this will give some mixed feelings, but on the whole we are excited and pleased that our students will be returning to school. The...

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    • GCSE and A level Exam Qualifications for Summer 2021 - Monday 1st of March 2021

      Dear Parent or Carer, We hope this letter finds you well. We wanted to make contact following the most recent Government announcements regarding the GCSE and A level exams qualifications for summer 2021. We understand that there will be heightened levels of anxiety for Year 11 and 13 students due to the uncertainty around exams and qualifications in the...

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  • February 2021
    • As we reach the end of week 5 - Friday 5th of February 2021

      As we reach the end of week 5. I wanted to write and thank you for all of your work in supporting the remote learning of your children.  There is no doubt that this has been challenging at times and we have really appreciated your hard work, support and patience. Over the last 2 weeks, we have been carrying out stakeholder voice with parents,...

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  • January 2021
    • End of a Week of Remote Learning - Friday 15th of January 2021

      I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you at the end of a week of Remote Learning. We would like to thank you for all the support that you are giving to our students at this time. It is very much appreciated. Over this last week, we have been formalising what our remote learning offer is so that our expectations are clear. We have...

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    • Arrangements for Onsite and Remote Learning - Tuesday 5th of January 2021

      Following the news yesterday, we know that schools will be closed until at least February half term with the exception of the provision for identified key workers and vulnerable students. We will, of course, let you know of any updates as we receive these. We do understand that the idea of remote learning can cause anxiety for students and...

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    • National Lockdown - Tuesday 5th of January 2021

      Last night, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown, with schools scheduled to be closed to all but vulnerable children and the children of key workers, until at least after the February half-term. All of our schools will now be moving to online learning and we will be in touch with you shortly to provide details on how to access that...

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    • Arrangements for Scool Reopening Jan 2021 - Sunday 3rd of January 2021

      I hope you have enjoyed a happy, peaceful and safe break. I wanted to write to clarify the arrangements for the return to school given Gavin Williamson's announcement yesterday. School will be open to staff only on Monday 4th January. This will allow us to carry out key strategic planning around the testing programme we have been asked to roll...

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  • December 2020
    • Non-teaching staff has tested positive for COVID 19 - Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

      We have been made aware that a member of our support staff has tested positive for COVID 19. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be...

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