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.

Graduation Information Evening

Graduation Information Evening is taking place on Tuesday 28th January.

Come along to find out more information about what Magnus Academy Graduation is, what it involves and how you can support your child.

Two 45 minute sessions will be held at 4.30pm and 6pm for you to learn more and speak to the leadership team with any questions you have.

Refreshments will be provided and there will also be a creche running.

Please see the letter below for more information and a reply slip. You can download the letter to print and return to school here, or fill in the reply slip sent to you via MyEd.

Sports Guest of the Year – Josh Burkitt

Congratulations to Josh Burkitt for being announced as Radio Newark’s Sports Guest of the Year for 2019! Josh has spoken live on the radio about sport and mental health, and has also been involved in episodes of their podcast.

We’d just like to say a big thank you to Josh for being such a great ambassador for the school and the young people in our community!

He will be back talking on Radio Newark on Wednesday 15th January.


*Photo Credit: Radio Newark – Josh with his grandad on a recent visit to Radio Newark’s Sport HQ.