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Start of Term Arrangements polite reminder

Please read the following information carefully.

Letters were emailed home to families at the end of the summer term.


Dear Parents and Guardians,


A polite reminder about arrangements for the start of term.


Start of Autumn Term 2021


Staff training Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September

Yr 7 Induction Day and Yr 11 Academic Review Day separate letters have been sent/ emailed home regarding arrangements for the day Friday 3rd September.


Whole School returns on Tuesday 7th September at 8:30am


Testing at start of term - please read carefully 

You may have read that the most recent government guidance will require us to test students prior to their return in September. Testing will be conducted in the sports hall. Access will be via the entrance at the car park end of the sports hall, exit will be via the door to the playground. Parents of students in Yr 8 - 13 are not required to accompany their child. We have already surveyed the school to seek parental permission to test. We will assume that unless you contact us to the contrary, then your response will stand as it did earlier this year.


Thursday 2nd September Internal Yr 12 (12 - 1pm) and Yr 13 (1 - 2pm) testing only 


Friday 3rd September

Yr 7 testing as part of Induction Day from 8:30am  - 10am

Arrival time: 

7KGA and 7LGO 8:30am

7ALB and 7GFW 9am

7AFG and 7WMA at 9:30am


Yr 11 testing as part of Academic Review Day Friday 3rd from 10am

External Yr 12 candidates testing only 11:30am

Yr 10 testing only from 12 - 3pm 


Monday 6th September

Years 7, 10, 11, 12 & 13 will be in school for normal lessons assuming the first test was negative.

Years 9 & 8 will be invited to test and return home.  Year 9 only 8.30-11am.  Year 8 only 11am-1pm.


Tuesday 7th September 

ALL Year groups in normal lessons (assuming 1st tests were negative).


Second tests will be taken during the test of the first week back in school. 


We urge you to continue to test using the LFT’s twice weekly. Information about testing/where to get tests/what to do if someone tests positive etc - is all on our website here.



Safety precautions on our return in September.

Despite the recent changes to Covid 19 restrictions, it is still going to be recommended that ‘people wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, and that face coverings are worn on dedicated transport to school or college’. If your child wishes to continue to wear a face covering in school, then this will be perfectly permissible. We will also be reminding students about the importance of maintaining strict hygiene routines, regularly washing their hands properly, frequently using hand sanitiser and staying a safe distance away from others where possible. We realise that an awful lot of information and emails have been sent to families over the course of the last year, sometimes it must have been quite overwhelming to take in, thank you for your understanding, patience and cooperation with this.