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Students isolating notification following a positive case confirmed in school:

2 x Y12 students are self-isolating until Wednesday 21 July 2021 (all Y12 are working online from home last week of term). 

61 x Y7 students are self-isolating and due to return to school in September.

97 x Y8 students are self-isolating and due to return to school in September (all year group working online from home last week of term).

82 x Y9 students are self-isolating and due to return to school in September (all year group working online from home last week of term).

If you have to notify us of a confirmed positive COVID result for your son/daughter out of normal school hours, please email:  Please note, this email should only be used in an emergency in the event of a student positive COVID case.

Please ensure you type POSITIVE TEST in the subject line of the email and provide as much detail as possible. Please also provide a contact number should we need any details clarifying.

Using this email to communicate positive test results out of hours will enable us to take action and appropriate advice as quickly as possible.

For any other general queries or enquiries, please use or message us via the School Gateway.

Absences should still be reported in the normal way through Attendance.

Thank you for your continued support.

Please click here for the latest NHS advice and guidance if you have Covid-19 symptoms and need to self isolate.

Please can we ask you to remind your child(ren) of the relevant government guidance, which should be adhered to during their isolation period:

You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating.

  • do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can

  • do not go on public transport or use taxis

  • do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home

  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care

  • do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one

Accessing home-learning if self-isolating

If your child is instructed to self-isolate from school for an extended period, work will be set on our online learning platform, Microsoft Teams. If a year group bubble is sent home, or the school is required to close, learning materials and virtual lessons will be hosted for each class on this platform. The software can be downloaded for free from the App/Google store or Microsoft website.

Please note that due to upgrades to our service over the summer, if your child used Teams before July, they will need to log out of Teams and log back in through the school website, by using the email icon on the school website and entering their school username and password when prompted

If your child hasn’t already accessed Teams from home, using a computer, laptop or personal device such as a phone or tablet, they should do now and if they have problems to inform their form tutor or email

If your child doesn’t have access to any of the devices above or internet, the school may be able to loan a device and/or router to eligible families

Guides on accessing and using Teams from a computer or tablet are shown on the links below:

Accessing from a laptop or desktop – watch this one

Accessing from a mobile device – watch this one

Using the site/app

Please watch the videos above for a step-by-step guide. When isolating your child should;

  1. Be led by their timetable – do no more than 1 hour per subject per day but keep to the hours of the school day P1 -9.10, P2 10.30, P3 11.30, P4 13.00, P5 14.00.
  2. Check their virtual calendar on Teams for scheduled live lessons and attend these-a register is taken and attendance monitored.
  3. Read notification emails and posts on the Teams pages to help them do the right work at the right times.
  4. Email or message their teacher using the chat function if they have uncertainty over work during timetabled lesson times. Teachers will try to reply in a timely manner but be mindful that they may have a busy teaching timetable or be ill or isolating themselves with other family members to care for.
  5. Ensure they meet the expectations for live lessons which are shown below.
  6. Take time for their own wellbeing, exercise safely, read and support around the home.

Please note that due to staff absence and self-isolation, not every lesson will be delivered “live” but in all cases work will be set for your child to complete independently with appropriate evidence to be submitted to the teacher.  

Online Lesson Expectations


Well being support

Supporting students’ emotional health and wellbeing has always been at the forefront of our pastoral package; we realise now more than ever that this offer is vital in providing students with the care that they may require. We have put a diverse package of support in place, including the appointment of a dedicated in-school counsellor to ensure we have the resources to effectively support and advise students during this difficult time. Please do contact your child’s Head of Year if you are concerned about her or his wellbeing.

If you have further questions please email:

Thank you 

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  3. Year 10 end of term letter 23.07.21|pdf File
  4. Year 9 end of term letter 23.07.21|pdf File
  5. Year 8 end of term letter 23.07.21|pdf File
  6. Year 7 end of term letter 23.07.21|pdf File
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  8. Letter to Y8 (isolating) 18.07.21|pdf File
  9. Letter to Y8 (not close contact)18.07.21|pdf File
  10. Letter to Y7 15.07.21|pdf File
  11. Letter to Y12 12.07.21|pdf File
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  16. Letter to Y10 Parents&Carers re Early Entry English 26.03.21|pdf File
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  19. Information re distribution of student Covid self-testing kits 15.03.21|pdf File
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  22. Student LFD Testing Arrangements|pdf File
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  24. Letter to Y8 - Lateral Flow Test Arrangements on return to school 26.02.21|pdf File
  25. Letter to Y9 - Lateral Flow Test Arrangements on return to school 26.02.21|pdf File
  26. Letter to Y10 - Lateral Flow Test Arrangements on return to school 26.02.21|pdf File
  27. Letter to Y11 - Lateral Flow Test Arrangements on return to school 26.02.21|pdf File
  28. Letter to Y12&13 - Lateral Flow Test Arrangements on return to school 26.02.21|pdf File
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  35. Weekly update letter 29.01.21 to Parents, Carers and Students|pdf File
  36. Weekly update letter 22.01.21|pdf File
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  46. Letter to Y12 01.12.20|pdf File
  47. Letter to Y8 29.11.20|pdf File
  48. Letter to Y8 (not isolating) 29.11.20|pdf File
  49. Letter to Y9 parents (extended period) 27.11.20|pdf File
  50. Letter to Y9 (not isolating further) 28.11.20|pdf File
  51. Letter to Y12 25.11.20|pdf File
  52. Letter to Y9 parents 25.11.20|pdf File
  53. letter to Y10 parents 25.11.20|pdf File
  54. Letter to Y10 parents not isolating 25.11.20|pdf File
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  56. Letter to Y11 15.11.20|pdf File
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  59. Letter to Y7 10.11.20|pdf File
  60. Letter to Y7 09.11.20|pdf File
  61. Letter to Y8 09.11.20|pdf File
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  71. Letter to parents 22.09.20|pdf File
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  76. Letter to parents 04.05.20|pdf File
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