- REMOTE LEARNING
- SCHOOL LIFE
I think we can all agree that it has been a busy term and the holidays are much needed! It has been fantastic to see so many achievements for our young people this term; from EYFS to Year 13, they have worked hard, they have got involved in school life and continue to do their very best in their learning. I look forward to seeing this continue next term.
We finish for the Christmas holiday on Friday 17th December. Primary students should be collected from 11:45am. Secondary students will be dismissed from 11am. Those who wish to stay to eat at break time will leave site at 11:30. (16+ will finish after their lessons on Thursday 16th December).
Updated Coronavirus guidance
We have received updated guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) with regards to the requirement to self-isolate if identified as a close contact. A new national approach to daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 is being introduced. All adults who are fully vaccinated, and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, who are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) every day for 7 days from their last day of contact with the relevant person, instead of self-isolating. Anyone over the age of 18 years and 6 months who is not vaccinated, must isolate in line with Government guidelines if they are identified a close contact of a positive case.
Wednesday 5th January – start of term arrangements
Primary – all students arrive from 8.40am for the normal school day
We urge parents of primary children to do a lateral flow test at home on the night before or morning of returning to school. LFT kits can be collected from the reception desk.
Secondary & 16+
At the time of writing, the Government has asked us to offer all secondary pupils, for whom we have parental consent, an on-site Lateral Flow Test as they return to school for the start of term (see schedule below). You will only be contacted if your son/daughter tests positive.