Update to parents
Friday 3rd April 2020
Free School Meals
On Wednesday 1st April, the government sent details to schools regarding the national voucher scheme for pupils entitled to free school meals. We have been busy registering the school and parents onto this scheme.
The scheme entitles the parents to a £15 voucher each week per child to spend in a supermarket. Parents who have access to a smartphone will receive an email with details of how to access their voucher and, using their smartphone, be able to redeem the voucher at the checkout. For the parents who responded to say they do not have access to a smartphone, a voucher for Asda will be posted to you along with instructions of use.
The government voucher scheme is term-time, meaning vouchers will commence week beginning Monday 20th April.
Staff have been very busy creating a range of resources and online tutorials for pupils. Please follow the links below to the Home Learning section of our website.
May I once again emphasise the advice given by the NHS:
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Year 11 Exams
Today, the Government and Ofqual issued updated guidance with regard to the Summer GCSE examinations and how the final grades will be awarded. We have sent an email to parents that contains the national letter and the guidance issued for all pupils and parents of those affected.
After the Easter break, staff will begin to work through the requirements and guidance of the document, in a professional manner, with a regard to ensuring the most accurate and best possible outcomes for our pupils.
As a school we will make sure that our pupils are supported in accessing the next stage of their educational journey.
Best wishes in these difficult times.
Building for the Future
The countdown is on for our Big Build!
Work has begun on our new building. Over the course of the project, the school will be getting:
- a new Sports Hall
- new English and Library facilities
- an enlarged Dining Room
- additional Science laboratories
- improved Modern Foreign Languages suites
- additional technology room
- landscaped grounds
- a new Multi-Use Games Area (completed October 2019)
View more photos in our gallery.
Letter to parents from our chair of governors
Friday 6th March 2020
"It is with a mixture of emotions that I wish to inform you that both Mr and Mrs Lambert will retire from their posts as Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher respectively with effect from 31st August 2020. Both members of staff have made this decision with heavy hearts but feel passionately that they are leaving the school at its zenith in terms of the quality of teaching and learning, the strongest team of senior leadership members and the highest calibre of both teaching and non-teaching staff in the history of the school."