The New Academic Year
At the end of last term and throughout the Summer of 2020 parental communication from the school looked to highlight how the school would work and operate under new circumstances and looked to explain the measures and expectations the school would look to implement to assist in safeguarding all students, parents, staff and visitors against Covid - 19 moving forward. Further guidance has been sent to parents discussing new measures and information as and when it has been required throughout the duration of this term so far.
From September, children in the Lower School will be able to arrive from 8.00 am and attend Morning Care. Students will be grouped in Key Stage ‘bubbles’.
Pupils in Reception Class and KS1 should enter and exit via the ramp entrance at the side of Lower School. Pupils in KS2 should enter and exit via the Main Reception at the front of Lower School.
After Care ends at 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and at 5.00 pm on Friday.
Pupils from Years 7 – 11 and Sixth Form should arrive between 8.15 - 8.25am. They will be directed straight to their form rooms which are situated within year group ‘bubble’ zones of the school.
Years 7 and 8 should enter and exit through the Art Block; Years 9 – 11 should enter and exit through the Crush Hall doors. Sixth Formers should enter the Sixth Form block via the blue gates on the left-hand side of the building, and exit via the Main Reception.
All parents and visitors to site are requested to wear a face covering on school premises.
All Upper School students must wear a face covering at all times when in the school building unless they are in a lesson.
No After School Extra Curricular clubs/activities will run until further notice; however, Years 11 and 13 academic sessions will run on a daily basis on a timetabled schedule each day until 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
The classrooms have been configured so that each bubble can be socially distanced where possible. We have implemented a range of protective measures including: increased cleaning regimes, marking of social distancing points for children to line up, installation of hand sanitisers around the site plus signage to remind the children to wash their hands, allocation of different drop-off and collection points at the start and end of the day, staggered finish times at the end of the day, staggered lunch times within the school day and demarcated areas for break and lunch time play.
Isolation rooms have been set up for any child with a suspected fever or displaying other COVID-19 symptoms. They will wait there until they are collected by a parent or guardian. Additional isolation rooms will be set up as required.
Our Behaviour Management and Safeguarding Addendums have been signposted to parents and guardians.
Our programme of Extra Curricular Activities has been reduced during this time and has been organised within year group bubbles from September onwards, until further notice. Most of these activities will run during school hours, predominantly at lunch time.
The School is ready to roll out a new enhanced programme of online learning using Microsoft Teams should a further school closure be required. Parents have been informed of plans should this need to happen. Further details will be shared in the coming week.
The following members of staff remain the first point of contact for you as they assume prime responsibility for all aspects of your child’s welfare and academic progress:
- All Lower School Students/Parents/guardians - Class Teacher.
- Should you require any further support, you may contact Lower School on: [email protected]
In Upper School, parents are requested to make initial contact with your child’s Form Tutors or to contact Heads of Year:
- Year 7 – Ms. Brazier – [email protected]
- Year 8 – Mrs. Gill – [email protected]
- Year 9 – Mrs. Boland – [email protected]
- Year 10 – Mr. Finn – [email protected]
- Year 11 – Mr. Nicholls – [email protected]
- The Government's central coronavirus information page is available to read online.
- The latest advice from Public Health England can be found here.
- This advice is currently being updated daily. If you click ‘see all updates’ at the top of the page, it will tell you what has been updated that day.
- The most recent Department for Education (DfE)/Public Health England advice for education providers can be read here.
- The Government has travel advice for those travelling and living overseas.
- Government guidance for using public transport.
- NSPCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers
- NHS COVID-19 app
- Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know
- Safer travel guidance for passengers
- Face coverings in education
- Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
- Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
- Risk assessment can be found here.
- Pupil & Parent Handbooks reflecting changes to usual school procedures (Upper School Pupils & Parents, Lower School Parents, Lower School KS1 Pupils, Lower School KS2 Pupils)
- School Visitors Policy during Global Pandemic.
Letters & Guidance
- School Travel Information
- Information for Parents
- Reopening Plans & Procedures
- Face Coverings
- Face Coverings Letter
- Do's & Don't Wearing a Fabric Mask
- Do's & Don't Wearing a Medical Mask
- Cadbury 21 & 22 End of Day Information
- Update Letter
- Letter from Sir Bob
- Parents Evening Lower School
- Lower School Parent Update
- Lower school — Parent Letter
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 7
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 8
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 9
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 10
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 11
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 12
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Year 13
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Cadbury 21
- Upper school — Parent Letter — Cadbury 22