Message from Mr Jackson – 11th March

The health and well-being of all of our students and staff remains our number one concern and we are continuing to strictly follow the advice from the government and the NHS. The school is carefully monitoring any government updates relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak on a daily basis. Please take the time to read the advice yourself as it provides useful guidance that is relevant to all individuals and families.

I am hopeful that the school will continue to remain open over the coming weeks and months but any decisions will be based on the health, well-being and safety of our school community. However, we need to consider how we would support our students should we be required to fully or partially close. As such, we are continuing to develop our response to these circumstances and are carefully considering how we could best support our students in their learning.

We envisage that work would be posted on Show My Homework for Years 8-13 and Edulink for Year 7, as per the current homework arrangements. If you have not yet signed in to Edulink, you will receive another invitation tomorrow via email from Mr Roper (Director of Systems). Should you have any further queries about Show My Homework or Edulink that cannot be resolved using the information on the website, please contact Mr Roper via email

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact reception on 01706 215726 and we will do our best to make alternative arrangements regarding the provision of work.

I continue to ask that you encourage your child to follow the Public Health England advice regarding ‘How can you stop coronavirus spreading?’ I would also recommend that you read the frequently asked questions included in this letter.

For now, the school remains open, but we will continue to keep you informed of any significant developments that may affect your child.


Covid-19: Frequently Asked Questions – For Parent(s)/Carer(s)

How is the school keeping my son or daughter safe?

We are strictly following Public Health England guidance.

What do I do if my son or daughter is ill?

If you believe that your son or daughter may have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should keep them at home and call NHS111 or the Education Coronavirus helpline (0800 046 8687) for guidance.

What do I do if my son or daughter is told to self-isolate for 14 days?

Please contact the school so that we are aware. Departments will do their best to continue to support learning if the school is forced to close, or if a student is directed to be absent from the school by a medical professional.

What do I do if my son or daughter has an underlying medical condition which may make them more vulnerable to the symptoms of the virus?

Contact your GP, NHS111 or the Education Coronavirus helpline (0800 046 8687) for specific guidance and please keep us informed of any important advice that has been received from medical professionals.

What will happen if the school has to close?

We will communicate directly with you about what is happening and what your son or daughter needs to do. We are developing a range of strategies for supporting our students’ learning should the school be forced to close for any period of time.

What will happen if exams are disrupted?

Exam boards are working on contingency plans should this happen. Exam boards and universities will take into account any unavoidable disruption.

How can I support my son or daughter?

• By seeking appropriate advice from your GP, NHS111 or the Education Coronavirus helpline (0800 046 8687)
• Encouraging them to properly follow handwashing and personal hygiene precautions
• Make sure we have the most up to date contact details for you and your son/daughter where appropriate