Phased Return Arrangements - from 8th March 2021
In accordance with the government’s route map and easing of national restrictions, we look forward to welcoming back students into school from Monday 8th March.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has made clear that the overwhelming majority of children and young people still have no symptoms or very mild illness only. Returning to school is also vital for their educational progress, for their wellbeing, and for their wider development.
To continue to manage the risks when students return, all schools will continue to implement the range of protective measures that they have been using throughout the autumn term. These measures have been further strengthened to help decrease the disruption the virus causes to education. Current evidence suggests that these measures are still the right ones to take, even with the new current variants.
In-school provision for children currently attending school
If your child has been attending school (because you are a critical worker or your child is from a priority group), your child should continue to attend school to access remote learning until their year group has been tested and returned to school. Your child should participate in the testing programme (as they have been doing in school in recent weeks.)
Year 7 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Monday 8th March
Year 8 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Wednesday 10th March
Year 9 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Tuesday 9th March
Year 10 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Tuesday 9th March
Year 11 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Monday 8th March
Year 12 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Wednesday 10th March
Year 13 in-school provision will cease at 3pm on Wednesday 10th March
Return to school dates for all year groups and remote education
In light of students attending testing appointments during the school day, during the phased return, remote education will consist of work set in Satchel One by 8.30am for all lessons each day (p1-5 or period 6, where relevant).
Live lessons will therefore be suspended on Monday 8th March – Wednesday 10th March)
All students will have returned to lessons by Thursday 11th March.
Students are reminded that on their return to school, they should observe the staggered start times and arrival windows via our West Common Road (WCR) or Baston Road entrances
Start of Term - Autumn 2020
The school has been preparing for all students to return full-time from the start of the autumn term in line with government guidance.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back all our students into school from September and to welcoming new students to the school in both Year 7 and Year 12.
Parents and carers are requested to read the information below and to note the planned changes to school routines, timings of the school day and our start of term arrangements on Wednesday 2nd September.
The government have published 'What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term'
Start of Term Letter from Principal - August 2020 (click here)
Letter re: face coverings in school
Video on how to wear a fabric face covering safely
Click on the image below to read our detailed information about arrangements for re-opening.
Student, parent and carer information video - changes to school (Autumn 2020)
Phased re-opening (June 2020)
Following the government announcement regarding the phased and partial re-opening of schools from Monday 1st June, we have produced detailed plans in support of students in Years 10 and 12 receiving face-to-face support in addition to their remote learning.
Information published to students, parents and carers can be found below.
Returning to school safely (Year 10)
Returning to school safely (Year 12)