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Posted: 30/03/2021

Letter to parents 30th March





March 30th 2021

Dear Parents / Guardians


Thank you for all your support of us this week. We will be donating money raised from tomorrow’s non uniform day to the BBC Children in Need charities. Students should bring £1.

As we approach the holiday, please remind your daughter or son of the importance of reading for just 20 minutes per day. This has been demonstrated to be hugely beneficial in raising student attainment in the range of subjects they study.

The Benefits of Reading for 20 minutes a Day

Please do ensure they have chosen a book and are reading daily from our

Digital Library

Teachers will be placing Easter holiday revision assignments in the Google Classroom for Years 11 and 13 students to help prepare for assessments, which we will carry out to inform the Centre Assessed Grades we submit to Examination Boards. For all other Year Groups teachers have this week set Homework as per our Homework timetable for submission after the upcoming holiday.

High quality subject based resources are also available on

BBC Bitesize   and   Oak National Academy

We are immensely grateful to you that the vast majority of students now report carrying out a once weekly Lateral Flow Test at home. However, a small minority of older students are still not doing so. During the school holiday, please carry on testing –twice weekly rather than once a week. Please ensure your child completes a test the day before they return to school after the holiday. Please also remember to keep ordering Lateral Flow Test Kits for you and all your family.

Order Rapid Lateral Flow Tests           

If your daughter or son tests positive between this Wednesday evening and the following Monday, April 5th please let us know by email to the school office account.

It is our intention to continue testing students once weekly as per our regular schedule in the summer term.

Year Group

In school test

At home test


Years 13 & 11

Monday AM

Wednesday Evening


Years 12 & 10

Tuesday AM

Thursday Evening


Year 9

Wednesday AM

Saturday Evening


Year 8

Thursday AM

Sunday Evening


Year 7

Friday AM

Tuesday Evening



Yours Sincerely,

Sonette Schwartz



Charles Joseph

Senior Vice Principal