Coronavirus Update – Free School Meals

Due to the possible future and sudden closure of the local Subway the school has now obtained Asda food vouchers for all students/families entitled to free school meals, the vouchers are for the value of £20 and are to cover a two week period.

The vouchers will be available for collection from main reception tomorrow (24th March 2020) from 9am to 12pm. We will be observing strict social distancing rules during collection which are as follows:

  • Only one person will be allowed to enter the school reception at a time, please wait outside the school observing the 2 metre distance rules
  • Once you have been admitted through to reception, please stand behind the barrier and confirm student name and postcode
  • Once the voucher has been placed on the table please collect and leave reception promptly – using the hand sanitizer provided
  • Site staff will be disinfecting door handles throughout the collection times

It is envisaged that these vouchers will be issued every two weeks following this, please keep checking our usual communication points for further notices. Please note you can still use the subway vouchers until they close.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – School deep cleaning, open as usual Monday.

Today we have been made aware that a member of teaching staff will be self-isolating next week as a precaution following the governments guidance. He has flu like symptoms, and we are hopeful that this is a heavy cold but have taken the extra precaution to deep clean the school over the weekend. We have closed the sports centre to enable this to take place. The school will be open as usual from Monday morning.

The teacher in question has not been tested and is taking advice from NHS England regarding this. I am therefore unable to confirm whether this is a case of Covid-19 or not. Following Public Health England guidelines there is no need at this stage for the school to take further action, and your child should continue to attend school as normal from Monday. Their advice is to monitor the situation in school and seek further advice if we have concerns. The safety of your child is always at the forefront of our priorities in school.

I will of course update you on this and all matters concerning Coronavirus regularly as the picture develops. I am hopeful that this is an over cautious move on our part; we want to be extra vigilant and hope that you will support us in our efforts to follow guidelines.

Mrs A Martin

Summer 2020 Exam Dates

Summer 2020 Exam Dates

Monday 11th May Exam Season Starts

Wednesday 24th June Exam Season Ends

The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24 June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all students in all schools

Thursday 25th June – Enjoy your extended break (Year 11 & 13)

13th August GCE/Level 3 Results Day – Results available from 8am -11am

20th August GCSE/Level 2 Results Day – Results available from 8am – 11am

If you cannot collect your results in person you must write a note giving permission for your representative to collect them on your behalf.

Summer 2020 Exam Certificates should be available to collect from Monday 23rd November 2020 from the Academy Reception.

If you cannot collect your Certificates in person you must write a note giving permission for your representative to collect them on your behalf.

Year 9 & 12 Parents’ Evening – 11th February

Year 9 & 12 Parents’ Evening will be taking place on Tuesday 11th February in the main hall from 3.45pm – 7.15pm.

For year 9, it is particularly important to use this time to discuss your son/daughter’s suitability for studying subjects in year 10 and 11. You will receive information about the pathways your son/daughter can access at KS4 prior to the evening and teachers are well equipped to discuss what their course has to offer and what qualifications can be achieved. There will be members of the senior leadership team on hand all evening to discuss any questions you may have around the pathways process and support you in making the best decisions for your son/daughter. There is no need to make an appointment for this meeting, there will be plenty of advisors on hand to support you.

Students have been given appointment slips and it is their responsibility to make appointments with their teachers.

If you are unable to attend, please contact us to make other arrangements to speak to your child’s teachers.