Updating parents and carers

As we move towards partially re-opening our academy to students in years 10 and 12, we completely understand that many of you will be concerned about the safety of your child as they prepare to return.

We await full and further guidance from the Department for Education about how and when we can re-open our academy, but please rest assured that our planning and preparation is already well underway. Also know that everything we are doing and every decision we make has at its centre the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and our wider community.  

We remain committed to taking a cautious approach to re-opening our academy, and we will do so only when we feel we have done everything in our power to protect our students and staff. This is why we have taken the decision to re-open at the later date of Monday 8 June at the earliest, and no student or staff member will be required in academy full time.

It will also be the case that our classrooms, communal spaces and everyday procedures will look markedly different when we re-open. Once we have full guidance from the Department for Education, we will send you a detailed guide outlining the many safety measures we are taking to support and protect your child’s health and wellbeing

In the meantime, the children of our key workers and our most vulnerable students will continue to have a safe place here during the day, and our children at home will have the support they need from their teachers.

We take this opportunity to thank those parents and carers who have completed our online questionnaire. We have noted the specific questions that have been asked and we will endeavour to answer as many of those as possible in our guide.

With your support, we will do everything we can to ensure that our students return to the safest possible environment. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us in the usual way.

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