The cycle of Covid testing in school is now complete. Students should now continue testing twice weekly with home testing kits provided by school. We advise that the home test is completed on Sunday evening before returning to school and one evening mid-week, ie, Wednesday or Thursday. The instructions for doing the test and registering the result are all provided in the kit.
Please report to school the results of each test by clicking on the red button above (you also need to report results on the Gov.uk website or on the NHS app).
If a child tests positive, please inform school (using the form above), stay at home and self-isolate.
Around 1 in 3 individuals with COVID-19 do not display symptoms. Home testing will help catch those showing no symptoms and to break the chain of transmission: Test at Home, Reduce the Spread.
All Year 7 and Year 8 students are required to sit a Drama assessment to inform school of their progress in Drama. All students who did not complete this on 20 January will need to sit the assessment on Monday 25 January. Students should check their To Do tasks on ClassCharts for details.
We would appreciate parents’ support to ensure your child takes the assessment if they did not complete itf on the earlier date.
The assessment must be done independently and without class booklets.
The assessment has to be done at a set time – either 10 am to 10.45 am or 4 pm to 4.45 pm on Monday 25 January.
Students will take part via a link to Microsoft Forms which they will find on ClassCharts. The Microsoft Forms link will only be ‘live’ at the above times.
Before the day of the assessment, please ensure your child can access the following links:
Following on from feedback from students, parents and staff, Years 7 to 9 are moving to a one-week remote learning timetable with less lessons and spare time for catching up built into the timetable.
Students should follow the timetable each day in the order they prefer and use any Catch Up time to finish off work they have not yet completed. If they are up to date, they can use the Catch Up time to read, exercise or complete an independent project.
Students should submit their work as they complete it to allow for continued feedback from teachers during the week. All work should be submitted by Friday each week.
You will find the new timetables for Years 7 to 9 on the Student Links and Remote Learning pages of our website (access from the Home page). There are also useful guides to using ClassCharts and Office on these pages too.
Vocational exams for Year 10, 11 and Post 16 will go ahead as planned in January. Revision sessions will go ahead at home via Microsoft Teams. Staff will send details of sessions to students on Monday 4 January.
Read the important update from the Principal by clicking on the button below.
Please click on the red button below to read an important update regarding the end of term including ‘test and trace’ arrangements and finish times on Thursday 17 December. Friday 18 December is a new staff training day when school will be closed to students.
If your child tests positive for Covid-19 up to Wednesday 23 December, please email email@example.com to enable the school to trace and call close contacts.
For positive tests from Christmas Eve onwards, please email Attendance with the expected date of return to school, and read the NHS guidance here in relation to helping the NHS alert close contacts.