10th September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this letter finds you well and that you and your family have enjoyed this week’s good weather. Thank you very much for your understanding this week whilst we waited for the building work and site to be safe enough for pupil return to school.
The building work at the school is on track and we are delighted to be able to welcome pupils back to school on Monday 13th September.
Once we are in our new premises we will take some photographs and make a video, which will be available for you to view on the school’s website so you can see the work that has taken place.
COVID-19 Guidance and Lateral Flow Testing
Some of you have received letters with consent forms for the school to administer lateral flow tests in the school. This is similar to the process for testing that was in place before the summer holidays. It would be appreciated if you could return the consent forms to us as soon as possible.
We will test all children from year 7 and above on Monday 13th. If your child has any symptoms of Covid 19, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste, please make sure that you let us know, your child will not be able to come to school and we advise that you follow Public Health advice on self-isolation.
For further information, you can access government advice on ‘Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection 31 August 2021’
The advice states that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If your child has symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if your child have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are in close contact of someone with COVID-19, if any of the following apply:
- they are fully vaccinated
- they are below the age of 18 years 6 months
- they have taken part in, or are currently part of, an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
School Drop Off and Pick Up
With the growing number of pupils in the school, morning drop offs and afternoon pick-ups will require your support. More vehicles will be entering the parking area than before and, in order to manage this, we are asking for parents / carers who drop off and / or pick-up their child in a vehicle to park to the rear of the school (beyond the third zebra crossing).
We will continue to marshal, as some of you will be familiar with, and after approximately 3-4 weeks we will be able to utilise additional bus bays which will ease the likely congestion.
If you have any questions related to the next weeks start please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
With my best wishes,
Moving days: 6th September 2021, 9th September 2021, 10th September 2021
School re-opens to children on Monday 13th September 2021
INSET days for 2021-22 are 7th September, 8th September, 17th February, 18th February and 6th June.