Summer 2020 Exams/Qualifications Update

The Government have published new information regarding how GCSEs, AS and A Levels will be awarded in Summer 2020. Below you will find a letter to students from Ofqual with a breakdown of how your qualifications will be awarded. There is also a link to website where there is more information and guidance regarding qualifications.

Letter to GCSE, AS and A Level students

Awarding qualifications – Summer 2020

Easter Bulletin

Whilst it will be a unique one, we wish you all a Happy Easter. Below you will find our bulletin for this week and some activities to complete including a house competition and a Covid-19 time capsule.

Take care Magnus family, and stay safe and well.

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