We are pleased to be able to inform you about the arrangements for your son’s return to school from the 8th March 2021.
Return to School & Attendance
The safety of staff and students at the school in this pandemic is our overwhelming priority. Therefore, to allow comprehensive Covid-19 testing of all who have consented, students will return to school in a staggered manner in full uniform over the course of the week commencing 8th March at the following times:
- Monday 8th March – Year 11 start back at 9:15am
- Tuesday 9th March – Year 10 start back at 9:15am
- Wednesday 10th March – Year 9 start back at 9:15am
- Thursday 11th March – Year 8 start back at 9:15am
- Friday 12th March – Year 7 start back at 9:15am
Our remote learning curriculum through Microsoft Teams will stay in place up until the day your son returns. Should we have to send groups of students home to self-isolate at any time in the future due to Covid-19, work will be provided for them through Microsoft Teams.
Finally, from w/c 15th March the usual attendance policies will be in operation regarding punctuality and attendance at school being compulsory for your son.
For more information on timings and safety precautions, please see Information About Phased Return To School Starting Mon 8th March
Help us help your son to learn from home by reading our expectations
For more information on working from home and assistance available, please see the letter sent home Jan 5th 2021
For more information on mass asymptomatic testing, please see the letter from Jan 6th 2021
Pupils must self isolate for 10 days starting from the last contact they had with a pupil who has tested positive. When a pupil has been off school prior to being tested, the self isolation period lasts for 10 days from the last time they were at school.
If your son develops symptoms of Coronavirus, he must get a test and all members of your family must isolate.
GOVERNMENT MASS ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING FROM JANUARY 2021
From January 2021, schools and colleges will be offering free mass testing onsite to staff and students. This is to help identify individuals who have the virus but are asymptomatic.
For information on testing, please see the government information leaflet on self-swabbing.
Tests are free of charge and will be carried out onsite under the supervision of trained staff.
If you wish your child to be tested in school, more information is available here and a completed consent form must be returned to the school: email@example.com