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School Closed Monday 25th January

January 24th, 2021|

Dear Parents/Carers Given the snow today and that predicted overnight temperatures will be well below zero, we will not be opening the school to students or staff tomorrow. Lessons will continue to be taught remotely. Students who normally come in to school will need to remain at home. We apologise for [...]

22nd January 2021

January 22nd, 2021|

Remote Learning Assessment Arrangements First, we want to thank you for your contribution to the success of our remote learning provision. We appreciate the many challenges that families face with home schooling and we are very grateful for your ongoing support in the continuation our young people’s education. Now that the routines for online lessons have been [...]

Lockdown Update 9th January 2021

January 9th, 2021|

Dear Parents and Carers I would like to start by thanking you for the support you have given the school this week, in what have been very difficult circumstances. As you know, on Monday we returned with a plan to start mass testing, and by 8pm we were in another lockdown. [...]

Monday 4th January 2020

January 4th, 2021|

Dear Parents and Carers Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, I am writing to confirm what we know at this point. Schools will be teaching remotely for all year groups for the rest of this half term. This is until mid-February. We will continue to provide on-site provision [...]

NHS TEST AND TRACE: COVID-19 TESTING FOR STUDENTS

January 4th, 2021|

We are working to keep our school as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’. Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff [...]

Arrangements for the start of the Spring Term

December 31st, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers As you will have heard, the arrangements for the return to school of high school age children has had to be changed from what we had previously planned. Regrettably, these changes have been made by the government at very short notice and we know very little more [...]

Christmas Update

December 18th, 2020|

18th December 2020 Dear Parents and Carers There have been a number of announcements over recent days relating to the start of term in January. These have been announced with very little time before the Christmas break, and with virtually no detail from government. As a result, I will be meeting [...]

Update 9th November 2020

November 9th, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers, I was informed this morning that unfortunately we have had further positive cases within the school community. I have spent the day working on this with Public Health England. After much discussion, and having done our own track and trace, they have advised us that we need [...]

Update 8th November 2020

November 8th, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers As you will be aware, the country moved to lockdown on Thursday. New guidance for schools has now been published by the DfE, and we are therefore making some small changes to how we operate. As of Monday all schools, where children are in Year 7 or [...]

Update 3rd November

November 3rd, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers Please see link below for letter. I am sure this will come as no surprise given the huge increases in positive cases both locally and nationally. On Thursday the country will be going into another lockdown, in an attempt to suppress the spread of the virus. Schools [...]

6th October 2020

October 6th, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers Please see the attached letter below. This is a standard letter template provided by Public Health England, and as such may appear not to be in my usual style. However, I have decided to send it as they wrote it, so that you are able to read [...]

FACE COVERINGS IN SCHOOL

October 6th, 2020|

6th October 2020 Update for parents and carers FACE COVERINGS IN SCHOOL The number of Covid cases across the country are now rising much more rapidly, and Redditch has one of the highest rates in Worcestershire. Added to this, we are now approaching the time of year when respiratory illnesses, such [...]

Parental Update 29/09/2020

September 29th, 2020|

Parental Update Dear Parents and Carers We are now one month into the new school year, although for many of us it feels a lot longer. These are unprecedented times, and headteachers feel like we are wedged between a rock and a hard place. Thank you to those of you [...]

Return to School

August 27th, 2020|

27th August 2020 Return to School – September We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students and staff back to school next week. The following information has been produced to support you and your child with this return. One of the main principles of the DfE guidance is that [...]

Update 15th July

July 15th, 2020|

  Well, we have reached the final week of the most challenging school year any of us can remember. My sincere thanks to all of you for the support you have given me and the staff throughout this time. This has enabled us to function in the best way we possibly [...]

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