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January 2022

  • 28/01/22

    School Closure - Year 7 & 9

    Further to my letter dated 25 January 2022, I wanted to update the whole school community around the remote education that is currently in place for two year groups. The decision to move to remote learning was not taken lightly and we only did this as we were unable to operate the school day in a sa...
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  • 27/01/22

    Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive with COVID-19

    Following the further changes to national restrictions and updated legal advice, as of today, 27/01/2022, we will be moving from the need for 10 days self-isolation to 5 days in line with the national guidance. This also applies to pupils who are currently in self-isolation. From today, Thursday...
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  • 25/01/22

    School Closure - Year 8 and 10

    Further to my COVID-19 letter dated 25 January 2022, we have made the difficult decision to send Year 10 and 8 students home this afternoon. Like other local schools who have recently had to take similar action, please be assured that this decision was not taken lightly and is always a last resort f...
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  • 25/01/22

    COVID-19 Update

    Regrettably, our confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst students and staff continue to grow. Therefore, from Monday 24 January the school has been placed in a Health Protection category that involves putting in place ‘initial outbreak control measures’. This decision has been taken by the P...
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  • 25/01/22

    Behaviour Update

    As this is the first time I’ve written to you since we returned from the Christmas break, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope 2022 offers a more settled and predictable landscape both inside and outside of schools. Last term I wrote to you about some of the new measures...
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  • 20/01/22

    Update: Mandatory Face Coverings

    From today (Thursday 20 January) face coverings are no longer advised for student and staff in classrooms. From Thursday 27 January face coverings will no longer be advised for students and staff in communal areas. Any members of the school community are able to continue wearing a face covering i...
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  • 14/01/22

    Spring Term Update

    RE: Spring Term Update It has been great to have all students back in school and whilst I know many students would rather not be  wearing a facemask all day, their understanding and compliance makes it much easier for staff to focus on  their primary purpose. We are clear that our pr...
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  • 11/01/22

    Year 9 Options 2022

      Year 9 students will shortly begin the process of selecting their GCSE and BTEC options for Year 10.  This is the most important stage in your child’s education so far and we understand it can be an anxious time.  Making the right decisions and choices is of vital importanc...
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  • 06/01/22

    On-site 2nd COVID-19 Vaccination For Students Aged 12 – 15 years

    Dear Parent/Carer 2nd Covid-19 Vaccination For Students Aged 12 – 15 Years Earlier today I communicated to all parent/carers that on Wednesday 12 January the school will be hosting  a nursing team that will be delivering the second Covid-19 injection to eligible students. It was my...
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  • 06/01/22

    COVID-19 Update and Return to School

    A Happy New Year to all our families. Yesterday we started carrying out Lateral Flow Tests in preparation  for KS4 and KS5 students returning to school full-time today and KS3 students returning to school full-time  on Friday 7 January. As students return to school I wanted to confirm the...
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  • 02/01/22

    Face Coverings Update - Plan B COVID-19 measure

    From today, Sunday 2 January, it is recommended that face coverings are worn in classrooms where pupils in year 7 and above are educated. The advice is short term only, to support pupils and teachers as they return to school this term and builds on the existing proportionate guidance that recommends...
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January 2022