Letters to Parents

Communication with parents is key and we use a variety of channels to do this.

A copy of all letters of a general nature, that are emailed to parents and/or brought home via students, will be available on this page. We also use the school planner, social media channels and text messages, to communicate with parents.

It is important that we have the most up-to-date parent/guardian contact details and emergency contact details for your child. If any information changes throughout the school year, please notify us via the school planner or the contact form on this website.

 

Face Coverings in Schools - 18/09/20

Friday 18th September 2020 | Whole School

Dear Parents/Carers,
We have received communication from the Local Authority and Public Health Wirral regarding the wearing of face coverings in schools. Please refer to the letter from the Director of Public Health, Julie Webster
It is now an expectation for all parents and carers to wear a face covering when dropping off and collecting their children from school and that students in secondary schools, other than those medically exempt, should wear face coverings in indoor communal areas of the school.
At Weatherhead, we have already been actively encouraging these routines since our students have returned to school, and will continue to do so. Students are expected to wear face coverings between lessons, on the corridor at any time, in toilet facilities, and for Sixth Form students, in common rooms for private study. 
Currently, our arrangements are such that some students are also in communal areas for the purpose of refreshments and lunch. Consequently, it is inappropriate and not possible for them to wear face coverings during these times. However, if we find the need to group students in communal areas for any purpose other than refreshments, we will ensure face coverings are worn.
It is important to remind parents, carers and students, that the use of face coverings does not replace the need for social distancing (where it is reasonably possible) and regular hand washing/sanitising will still be encouraged. Please also remember that anyone displaying Covid symptoms should not attend school for any reason, and the procedures set out in our Covid section of the school website should be followed in full.
Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Kind regards,
Miss A Whelan
Headteacher

Important Information for the Start of Term - 07/09/20

Tuesday 7th September 2020 | Whole School

Dear Parents/Carers,
We have had a fantastic induction programme over the last week, and it has been so great to welcome back students to Weatherhead High School. I would like to thank you all for your support and cooperation in making this so successful.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 8 September, we see the return of all students together and I wanted to share some important reminders with you all.
To maintain the safety of our whole school community, it is important that all students adhere to the set start times that have been given for each year group. This will allow us to safely enter all students into the building at staggered times.
A reminder of the start times are below, please ensure that students are not arriving before their designated start time. Your support with this matter is greatly appreciated.

YEAR GROUP

START TIME

END TIME 

ENTRY/EXIT POINT 

Year 7

8:35am

3:15pm

Breck Road

Year 8

8:45am

3:05pm

Breck Road

Year 9

8:50am

3:00pm

Breck Road

Year 10

9:00am

3:10pm

Breck Road

Year 11

9:00am

3:20pm

Breck Road

Year 12 & 13

As per student timetables/lessons 

Main reception

May I also remind you of the protocols in place should your child be unable to attend school due to coronavirus. I have attached a copy of them in full below (Coronavirus Information for Parents/Carers), and they are also available on our school website. Please follow the full procedures and guidance provided for you in the booklet, and as a reminder, any student who develops symptoms of coronavirus must stay at home and not attend school.  Absence should be reported as soon as possible on the usual school attendance number, 0151 631 4410 for Year 7-11 and 0151 631 4401 for 6th Form, and the student must be tested for coronavirus.  Parents/carers are responsible for arranging a test and informing us of the outcome as detailed in the guidance.  Tests must be undertaken within the first 5 days of developing symptoms and if the result is positive your child will need to self-isolate for at least 10 days and the rest of the household will need to self-isolate for 14 days.   
 
Thanks again for your continued support.
 
Kind regards,
 
Miss A Whelan
Headteacher


Year 11 Arrangements for the Start of Term - 02/09/20

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 | Year 11

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  As Deputy Headteacher for Student Services, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to Weatherhead over the next week.  I hope you have had time to read all of the important information that the Headteacher shared with you all recently.

From that information you can see that we have in essence, had to implement a new school model that has been designed by taking into account our large student numbers and to primarily;

  • Reduce risk for staff and students and create a safe working environment for the school community.
  • Minimise contact with students and staff to pods (year groups) to prevent risk of infection and permit social distancing
  • To support the NHS trace and test methodology

We have chosen a method of delivery to ensure limited mixing of students and to guarantee we can support the NHS method of testing and tracing. This is the safest model that we can operate at this time, with the staff available and the highly challenging situation we all find ourselves in. 

Induction Day information

Please read the important information attached to this email regarding reminders for the start of term.

Please ensure your child arrives promptly for their session via our Breck Road entrance.  I would also ask that you read the important details attached, regarding the arrangements with your child prior to their first session.

All students will be asked to go directly to their form room to meet their Form Tutor (details below). 

Year team information

The information below details your child’s year team information and key members of staff who will support students this year.  A reminder please, that most queries can be answered by your child’s Form Tutor so please direct any queries to them in the first instance. 

Year 11

Year Leader: Miss Lilburn

Pastoral Support Worker: Mrs Luscombe

Form Tutor

Form Group

Form Room

Previous Form Tutor

Mrs Daniels

11KDA

D101

Mrs Daniels

Mr Mealor

11AMR

D102

Mr Mealor

Mrs Grimwood

11CGW

D105

Miss Mallon

Miss Elliott

11REL

E106

Mrs Taylor

Mr Pierce

11AMP

E104

Mr Pierce

Miss Dybacz

11BD

E103

Miss Dybacz

Miss Kell

11LK

F103

Miss Kell

Mrs Parsons

11JP

E105

Mrs Parsons

Miss Cooper

11PCO

D106

Miss Cooper

Miss Horton

11SHO

D107

Miss Horton

I would like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past few months, whilst we navigate a situation that is so difficult to comprehend.  Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to support all of our students in every year group and on behalf of all the staff at Weatherhead we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, in an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone.

Kind regards,

Miss N Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

Student Services

Year 8-11 Parent and Student Protocols (PDF)

Year 10 Arrangements for the Start of Term - 02/09/20

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 | Year 10

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  As Deputy Headteacher for Student Services, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to Weatherhead over the next week.  I hope you have had time to read all of the important information that the Headteacher shared with you all recently.

From that information you can see that we have in essence, had to implement a new school model that has been designed by taking into account our large student numbers and to primarily; 

  • Reduce risk for staff and students and create a safe working environment for the school community.
  • Minimise contact with students and staff to pods (year groups) to prevent risk of infection and permit social distancing
  • To support the NHS trace and test methodology

We have chosen a method of delivery to ensure limited mixing of students and to guarantee we can support the NHS method of testing and tracing. This is the safest model that we can operate at this time, with the staff available and the highly challenging situation we all find ourselves in.

Induction Day information

Please read the important information attached to this email regarding reminders for the start of term.

Please ensure your child arrives promptly for their session via our Breck Road entrance.  I would also ask that you read the important details attached, regarding the arrangements with your child prior to their first session.

All students will be asked to go directly to their form room to meet their Form Tutor (details below). 

Year team information

The information below details your child’s year team information and key members of staff who will support students this year.  A reminder please, that most queries can be answered by your child’s Form Tutor so please direct any queries to them in the first instance. 

Year 10

Year Leader: Mrs Jones

Form Tutor

Form Group

Form Room

Previous Form Tutor

Mrs Evans

10KEV

D201

Mrs Evans

Miss Raftery

10JRY

D202

Miss Raftery

Miss Dean

10CDN

D203

Miss Dean

Miss Routledge

10HRL

D204

Miss Routledge

Miss Badford

10NB

D205

Mr Graham

Mrs Pitts

10API

D206

Mrs Pitts

Miss Burke

10SBU

D207

Miss Burke

Miss Stewart

10ZE/SS

A102

Miss Evans

Mr Green

10MGN

A103

Mr Green

Mrs Ferry

10CFE

A104

Miss Strachan

I would like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past few months, whilst we navigate a situation that is so difficult to comprehend.  Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to support all of our students in every year group and on behalf of all the staff at Weatherhead we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, in an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone.

Kind regards

Miss N Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

Student Services

Year 8-11 Parent and Student Protocols (PDF)

Year 9 Arrangements for the Start of Term - 02/09/20

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 | Year 9

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  As Deputy Headteacher for Student Services, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to Weatherhead over the next week.  I hope you have had time to read all of the important information that the Headteacher shared with you all recently.

From that information you can see that we have in essence, had to implement a new school model that has been designed by taking into account our large student numbers and to primarily;

  • Reduce risk for staff and students and create a safe working environment for the school community.
  • Minimise contact with students and staff to pods (year groups) to prevent risk of infection and permit social distancing
  • To support the NHS trace and test methodology

We have chosen a method of delivery to ensure limited mixing of students and to guarantee we can support the NHS method of testing and tracing. This is the safest model that we can operate at this time, with the staff available and the highly challenging situation we all find ourselves in.

Induction Day information

Please read the important information attached to this email regarding reminders for the start of term.

Please ensure your child arrives promptly for their session via our Breck Road entrance.  I would also ask that you read the important details attached, regarding the arrangements with your child prior to their first session.

All students will be asked to go directly to their form room to meet their Form Tutor (details below).

Year team information

The information below details your child’s year team information and key members of staff who will support students this year.  A reminder please, that most queries can be answered by your child’s Form Tutor so please direct any queries to them in the first instance.

Year 9

Year Leader: Miss Thomason

Pastoral Support Worker: Mrs Hurst

Form Tutor Form Group Form Room Previous Form Tutor
Miss Faulkner 9NJF B201 Miss Faulkner
Mrs Pearson 9RPE B202 Mrs Pearson
Mrs French 9LF C202 Mrs French
Mrs O’Keefe 9EOK B206 Mrs Rees
Mr Hanson 9CHA B207 Mr Hanson
Miss Jones 9JJO C201 Miss Jones
Mr Williams 9JWI B203 Miss Brennan
Miss Holden 9AHO C206 Miss Holden
Miss Richardson 9LRI C203 Miss Richardson
Miss Horan 9RHN C205 Miss Tang

I would like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past few months, whilst we navigate a situation that is so difficult to comprehend.  Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to support all of our students in every year group and on behalf of all the staff at Weatherhead we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, in an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone.

Kind regards,

Miss N Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

Student Services

Year 8-11 Parent and Student Protocols (PDF)

Year 8 Arrangements for the Start of Term - 02/09/20

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 | Year 8

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  As Deputy Headteacher for Student Services, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to Weatherhead over the next week.  I hope you have had time to read all of the important information that the Headteacher shared with you all recently.

From that information you can see that we have in essence, had to implement a new school model that has been designed by taking into account our large student numbers and to primarily; 

  • Reduce risk for staff and students and create a safe working environment for the school community.
  • Minimise contact with students and staff to pods (year groups) to prevent risk of infection and permit social distancing
  • To support the NHS trace and test methodology

We have chosen a method of delivery to ensure limited mixing of students and to guarantee we can support the NHS method of testing and tracing. This is the safest model that we can operate at this time, with the staff available and the highly challenging situation we all find ourselves in.

Induction Day information

Please read the important information attached to this email regarding reminders for the start of term.

Please ensure your child arrives promptly for their session via our Breck Road entrance.  I would also ask that you read the important details attached, regarding the arrangements with your child prior to their first session.

All students will be asked to go directly to their form room to meet their Form Tutor (details below). 

Year team information

The information below details your child’s year team information and key members of staff who will support students this year.  A reminder please, that most queries can be answered by your child’s Form Tutor so please direct any queries to them in the first instance. 

Year 8

Year Leader: Mrs Hudson

Pastoral Support Worker: Miss Yates

Form Tutor

Form Group

Form Room

Previous Form Tutor

Mr Owen

8RO

B101

Mr Owen

Miss Edwards

8JED

B102

Miss Edwards

Miss McIlroy

8JMI

C103

Mrs England

Miss Byrne-Watts

8GBW

B106

Miss Byrne-Watts

Ms Williams

8HWI

B103

Ms Williams

Mr Folan

8CFO

C102

Mr Folan

Miss Bate

8JBA

B107

Mrs Rutledge

Miss O’Looney

8EOL

C101

Miss O’Looney

Miss Kiersey

8CK

C106

Miss Kiersey

Mr Matthews-Wright

8JMW

C105

Mr Matthews-Wright

I would like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past few months, whilst we navigate a situation that is so difficult to comprehend.  Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to support all of our students in every year group and on behalf of all the staff at Weatherhead we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, in an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone.

Kind regards

Miss N Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

Student Services

Year 8-11 Parent and Student Protocols (PDF)

Year 7 Arrangements for the Start of Term - 01/09/20

Tuesday 1st September 2020 | Year 7

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  As Deputy Headteacher for Student Services, I am really looking forward to welcoming our year 7 students to Weatherhead over the next week.  I hope you have had time to read all of the important information that the Headteacher shared with you all recently.

From that information you can see that we have in essence, had to implement a new school model that has been designed by taking into account our large student numbers and to primarily;

  • Reduce risk for staff and students and create a safe working environment for the school community.
  • Minimise contact with students and staff to pods (year groups) to prevent risk of infection and permit social distancing
  • To support the NHS trace and test methodology

We have chosen a method of delivery to ensure limited mixing of students and to guarantee we can support the NHS method of testing and tracing. This is the safest model that we can operate at this time, with the staff available and the highly challenging situation we all find ourselves in.

Induction Day information

Please read the important information attached to this email regarding reminders for the start of term.

Please ensure your child arrives promptly for their session via our Breck Road entrance.  I would also ask that you read the important details attached, regarding the arrangements with your child prior to their first session.

All year 7 students will be asked to go directly to the yard (weather permitting) to meet their Form Tutor (details below).  All students will spend the day with their new form group and Form Tutor to learn all about their new school.  Please be reassured that there will be lots of staff assigned to help year 7 on such an important day.

Year team information

The information below details your child’s year team information and key members of staff who will support students this year.  A reminder please, that most queries can be answered by your childs Form Tutor so please direct any queries to them in the first instance.

Year Leader: Mr Barr

Pastoral Support Worker: Miss Raftery

Form Tutor Form Group Form Room
Miss Bennett 7CB B001
Mr McLean 7SMN B002
Miss Nelson 7CN B003
Miss Hardy 7CHY B006
Miss Hunter 7AJH B007
Miss Houldridge 7TH C001
Miss Trainer 7CTR C006
Miss Clarkson 7LCL C003
Mr Clark 7MCL C005
Miss Rigby 7ARI C002

I would like to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past few months, whilst we navigate a situation that is so difficult to comprehend.  Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to support all of our students in every year group and on behalf of all the staff at Weatherhead we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, in an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone.

Kind regards

Miss N Sullivan

Deputy Headteacher

Student Services

Year 7 Parent and Student Protocols (PDF)

Transport Information for Parents - 27/08/20

Thursday 27th August 2020 | All Students

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware from Tuesday 8th September the school start and finish times have been staggered to ensure all government guidelines have been met.  This will obviously have an impact on how students will want to travel to and from school.  We encourage all students to walk or cycle to school if possible.

School will not be open to students before 8.30am however students will need to arrive at school for their allocated start time.  Unfortunately, there will be no extra-curricular clubs or after school provision until further notice and therefore the school will be closed to students at 3.25pm.

 

YEAR GROUP START TIME END TIME 
Year 7 8:35am 3:15pm
Year 8 8:45am 3:05pm
Year 9 8:50am 3:00pm
Year 10 9:00am 3:10pm
Year 11 9:00am 3:20pm
Year 12 & 13 As per student timetables/lessons

Walking

Students will be encouraged to walk to and from school.  They will arrive and leave by the main student entrance on Breck Road.  Please can students arrive at school for their allocated start time.

Car

The school car park is for staff use only and will be closed to parents and carers.  All students being dropped off or collected will need to be done at a safe location on Breck Road or the surrounding area.  Parents are encouraged to drop off away from school and students walk the last bit to avoid congestion.

Bicycle

Students who cycle to school will need to use the pedestrian entrance to the car park and walk with their bike to the cycle pods behind reception to secure their bikes. They will then walk round to the student entrance on Breck Road.  At the end of the day students will exit school via Breck road and then walk round to collect their bike from the pods.  They are not to leave by reception.  All bike pods now have a combination lock which will be issued to those students requiring it.  No keys will now be needed.

School and public bus

All students who are travelling by bus are required to wear a face mask.  Please remember to bring a plastic bag for them to put this mask in whilst they are in school.  The bus companies are not providing hand sanitiser and so we encourage students to bring their own. They are also not insisting on social distancing on board. School bus times will run as normal.  Please use the following link to access the bus timetables: weatherheadhigh.co.uk/school-information/transport-links.

Kind regards,

Mrs J Kaloumenos

Assistant Headteacher

Advice on Facemasks - 27/08/20

Thursday 27th August 2020 | All Students

Dear Parents/Carers,

Recent updated guidance this week from the World Health Organisation recommends that face masks should now be worn by all students in the corridors and moving around the school building where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. The government indicates that this requirement will become mandatory in areas with high infection rates.

In light of these changes we have decided to strongly advise and actively encourage all students to wear face masks when in the corridors at Weatherhead. Years 7, 8 & 9 are mostly in classroom bases for lessons and will only need to wear a mask on entry to and exit from the building and for limited movement at other times. Years 10,11, 12 &13 will need to wear a face mask when moving between lessons as well as entering and exiting the building. 

Students are advised to wear either disposable or washable masks and to have a small plastic bag for storage when not in use. It is also expected that masks will not be novelty types e.g funny faces or personalised or of nature that would cause offence e.g statement or controversial logos. 

We recognise that for a small proportion of students medical and anxiety reasons will mean they are unable to wear a mask. Also, if a student forgets their mask or does not have their own mask we have a small stock to meet this need. 

Please see attached guidance on how to wear masks safely from the WHO and please remind your child of these procedures.

This will be under constant review and if we deem that there is a need to make this mandatory we will and also we may be directed by Public Health England if local infection rates increase. 

All our decisions are made in the best interest of the safety of all our students and staff to ensure we have the highest level of a Covid -19 secure environment wherever possible. All our measures will be under constant review and I would like to thank you for your continued support in making sure everyone in our school and wider community is kept as safe as possible.

Kind regards,

Miss A Whelan

Headteacher

How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Mask (pdf)

Detailed information on the arrangements for the start of this academic year - 21/08/20

Friday 21st August 2020 | All Students

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you have all managed to have a safe summer with family and friends, and further to my communication at the end of the last academic year, I am contacting you again to provide you with more detailed information on the arrangements for the start of this academic year, outline our curriculum provision and share some of our new and amended procedures as a result of the Covid-19 situation.

Our vision for this academic year is very simple – to get all our students back into school safely and to offer a balanced curriculum in a fully inclusive and supportive environment.

The safety and welfare of all our students and staff continues to remain our highest priority and to ensure we can open our school safely this term, we have updated our previous risk assessment which has been signed off by our Trust Board. We have adapted our systems and procedures in line with this assessment and a copy is available on our website. This alongside a broad and balanced curriculum in school, and remotely if necessary, is absolutely crucial in making sure our students are able to learn safely and in every eventuality this academic year. Everything we do will be constantly under review and I will keep you updated of any changes throughout the term.

Please find attached a more detailed document which covers all of our new arrangements and safety procedures for the new term and there are some additional information sheets attached on our ‘test and trace’, visitor and communication procedures. 

As I am sure you will appreciate, Weatherhead will not look the same as it has done previously, as there are significant changes to the organisation of our school and how we will operate to ensure the best Covid-19 secure environment we can. 

Although detailed information on our new arrangements and procedures is attached, it is worth me mentioning that visitors to school will be limited and there will be no access to reception for any parent or carer without an appointment. There will also be no access to the school car park at any time for any parents or carers and you will only be able to access the school by the pedestrian gate from Breck Road. The only exceptions to this will be based on medical grounds with my permission. Communication will be mostly via telephone and email, therefore it is absolutely crucial that we have your most up to date contact details and you inform us of any changes. As the volume and frequency of this type of communication will be significantly increased, we will aim to respond within 4-5 days, unless it is a child protection issue. 

The school day will be restricted to the student start and finish times and it is important to note that there will be no breakfast club or early opening of the school to students in the first instance, so students must aim to arrive at school for their start time and I will keep you updated on this. All students will be expected to leave school at their exit time via the Breck Road exits and will not be allowed to stay in school beyond their time, as there will be no extra curricular clubs or supervised study until further notice. Arrangements at the end of the day will be made for those students waiting for school buses. There will be no after school parent or carer events this term and we will ensure any important information is communicated to you in other ways. 

I appreciate that there is a lot of information to take in from this email, therefore more specific information and reminders about students starting from Thursday 3rd September will be issued by Deputy Headteacher, Miss Sullivan for Year 7-11 and Head of Sixth Form, Miss Byrne for Years 12 & 13 on Tuesday 1st September. 

Additionally, Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Kaloumenos will be contacting you with regards to transport arrangements and will be asking you all to complete an audit to further assist us in supporting you and your child during this academic year. It is crucial that we receive this information from you.

All of these arrangements and plans will be reviewed constantly, and we will continue to use the school website splash page to support you with quick access to all the most important pages and I thank you all for your continued support as we all work towards getting all students back to school safely to learn. I look forward to working with you all in partnership during this academic year.

Kind regards,

Miss A Whelan

Headteacher

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS – PLEASE READ

Plans for reopening the school to all students in September - 13/07/20

Monday 13th July 2020 | Whole School

Dear Parent/Carers,

As promised before the end of term, I am now in a position to share with you our current plans for reopening the school to all students in September.

After receiving detailed guidance from the DfE, I have been working hard with senior colleagues over the past week and I am pleased to say that we can meet all of the proposed safety requirements and welcome back all students in the autumn term to a full timetable with a broad and balanced curriculum; unless anything changes nationally or locally over the summer period.

The three main health principles the school will be operating under are:

  • Minimise contact between year groups (year group bubbles)
  • Arranging classrooms with forward facing desks
  • Staff maintaining distance from students and other staff as much as possible

In order to make this happen, as I’m sure you can imagine, things will not run in the same way as we are used to and there will be lots of organisational changes, updated policies and protocols for students, parents and carers, and staff, as well as slight alterations to the start and end of the day to meet all the proposed health and safety guidelines. There will be lots of crucial information that you will receive prior to September which will be issued at the end of the summer holiday as well as an updated new risk assessment available on the website, but I wanted to give you the information of our enhanced induction programme, which is going to be absolutely crucial for all students to begin with, along with the actual date that all students will start their full timetable in school.

The induction programme will be spread over 3 days from Thursday 3rd – Monday 7th September to give all year groups their own special time in school to settle back in and to adjust to our completely new arrangements, routines and procedures that will be in place over the autumn term to ensure the school is as safe as possible. The induction will consist of face to face time in school with form tutors and also remote learning tasks to ensure that all students are set up with their new online teaching groups and new online form groups from day one, so that in the event of a small group, year group, school, local or national lockdown we can transition seamlessly to this way of teaching.

The induction day arrangements are as follows:

DAY SESSION TIME
Thursday 3 September Year 7 Induction Day All day (9:00-3:00)
Year 12 Induction Day All day (AM/PM sessions)
Friday 4 September Year 8 Induction Morning 8:45am-12.30pm
Year 10 Induction Afternoon 12:45-3.20pm
Year 13 Induction Day All day (AM/PM sessions)
Monday 7 September Year 9 Induction Morning 8:50am-12.30pm
Year 11 Induction Afternoon 12:45-3.20pm
Tuesday 8 September All Year Groups return All day (staggered start/end times)

During the induction programme, all Year 7 students must bring a packed lunch to school and any student in receipt of Free School Meals will receive a packed lunch.

All students will start school fully on Tuesday 8th September and the start and finish times are below:

YEAR GROUP START TIME END TIME
Year 7 8:40am 3:15pm
Year 8 8:45am 3:05pm
Year 9 8:50am 3:00pm
Year 10 9:00am 3:10pm
Year 11 9:00am 3:20pm
Year 12 & 13 As per student timetables/lessons

For the autumn term, all students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will need to bring their own packed lunch to school and for those students in receipt of Free School Meals, a packed lunch will be provided. Years 10 and 11 will need to bring a packed lunch also for the initial few weeks, again one will be provided for students in receipt of Free School Meals, and we hope to introduce a canteen provision at some point in the term, if we can. Sixth Form students can go offsite for lunch however there will also be catering provision available for break and lunch in the Upper Common Room for students in Year 12 and 13 to access.

Further to Miss Sullivan’s communication regarding uniform, all uniform expectations remain the same and students are expected to wear full uniform when attending school. It is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure that all students attend school ‘ready to learn’ and are wearing the correct uniform with all necessary equipment for lessons e.g. pens, pencils etc.

All of the start of term details will be sent out again at the end of the summer holidays as students will be starting school at different times and using different entrances and exits and all this information will be available on the school website.

To support us in preparing for next year, we will also be sending out a survey before we return, to indicate the online facilities in each household and how you are expecting your child to travel to and from school. We strongly encourage most students to walk or cycle to school as dropping off and collecting near the school will be limited and there will be no access at all to the car park for any parents or carers. School buses will still be running in September but the Department for Transport recommends walking or cycling if at all possible. This gives you an opportunity to think over the holidays and plan how your child will get to school as safely as possible. We will also ask for your most up to date contact details, including an email address to ensure that we are able to communicate important messages and reach you in the event of any emergency.

Finally, can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your unwavering support over the term and wish you all a safe summer holiday.

Kind regards,

Miss A Whelan

Headteacher

Click here to download a copy of this letter as a pdf