Arrangements for the start of term
The first day of term is Thursday 3rd September for Year 7 and Year 11 GCSE Food students. For all other year groups, the first day is Friday 4th September.
On Thursday 3rd September, our new Year 7 pupils will be welcomed at the school gates and guided to a welcome assembly in the school hall. The day will be filled with lots of exciting activities designed to help get pupils settled, make new friends and get to know their new school.
On Friday 4th September, all pupils will proceed straight to their new base-rooms as soon as they arrive in school. Pupils will spend the first part of the day in the Base-groups going through our new school procedures and routines. Please see the information below detailing the new Base-rooms and ensure your child remembers which room they are heading to (there will be plenty of staff on hand in case anybody gets lost!).
In addition to their usual school equipment, please remember to send your child to school with following:
• A face-mask
• A personal supply of alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
• A coat appropriate for the weather
In response to several recent queries: no pupils will need their PE kits on the first day and the school canteen will be open, serving a menu of hot and cold ‘grab and go’ options.
For further detail regarding the reopening of school, please see Mr Guest’s letter from 17th July 2020:
Please note, however, that the arrangements for school transport in Mr Guest’s letter have been superseded by this updated guidance from the Local Authority:
Finally, we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back; the school classrooms have been empty for too long. See you all soon!