Dear Student

I hope you and your family are well and are looking forward to your return to school.  It is hard to believe that school has been closed since March and many of you and your families have had to endure lockdown due to Covid 19.  We will work to support you all as we return to the new ‘normal’ over the next weeks.

GCSE results for those students who completed Mathematics in one year will be available on Thursday morning from 10.00am.  When you come into school to collect your results, please do so by yourself.  In this way we will be able to maintain social distancing for all students and staff.

I hope you will be happy with your results but wish to stress that we look forward to welcoming each of you back into Year 12 and the completion of your GCSE studies.

In relation to the new school term, you will be aware that the Minister of Education has decided all students will return full time.  Our plans now need adapting but we intend to work where possible in bubbles.  Year 12 students will where possible have their classes in areas of the school separated from both KS3 and Post 16.  We will now start at 9.15am with your first class and are moving registration to later in the morning [10.25am] to allow two break times to maintain social distancing and introducing three lunch breaks, one for each key stage.

Induction for Y12 is on Monday 24th August from 9.15am-12.30pm with full classes starting on Tuesday 25th August 2020.

We will ask you to enter through the door between the English classrooms, immediately use the sanitising stands provided and make your way to your first class of the day.  At the time of writing face masks are not compulsory, but if you wish to wear one that would be very acceptable.  We will ask all students to maintain regular washing of hands, use of sanitiser and good cough / sneezing protocols.  If we all aim to make sure that we are trying to protect each other, we will hopefully be able to function as close to a normal school as possible.

I respectively remind each parent / guardian that it is essential that your child DOES NOT come to school if they have any symptoms whatsoever.  If they do please seek medical advice and testing if appropriate.  Only return to school when given the all clear or when the required period of quarantine is completed.

A more detailed outline of procedures will be issued as soon as possible, and I would ask you to please check our website and twitter over the next few days.

Finally, may I thank you for all your support over the past few months and wish each student a successful year 12.

Yours sincerely

Mr Barry Kelly