Welcome Back and Staying Safe

After the past months of functioning virtually and remotely, we are excited about welcoming back all our pupils and staff and once more being a busy, physical community,

Our new Thirds (year 7s) joined us for their belated Induction Day last Friday and had a great day getting to know each other and their tutors.  They spent time rushing around the school on a treasure hunt, facing various challenges in thier tutor rooms and playing games in our outdoor classroom.  The Thirds were joined by the rest of our pupils this morning; there was a mixture of relief and joy to be back and trepidation about returning to school after such a long time away.  We hope that we have done our best to reassure parents and pupils and we are sure that everyone will soon adapt to the changes we have had to make.  We are now looking forward to hearing the laughter and chatter of our pupils as they go about their busy daily lives.

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have devised set of guidelines which, we believe strike a balance between safety and practicality.  These have been drawn up in line with guidance issued by the UK government and other organisations involved in supporting schools. We will try to enable as many of our normal activities to take place but within a new safe framework.  All measures are continually under review and will be adapted as necessary, and possibly at short notice, in response to government updates and our own situation in school.

Our aims are:

  • To minimise the risk of transmission of the virus to protect our community of pupils and staff and their households
  • To protect the wellbeing of both pupils and staff
  • To prioritise pupils’ academic progress in all their subjects
  • To ensure a varied overall educational experience and, where possible, to provide a varied range of co-curriculum activities.

Please follow the link below for our parent and pupil guide to returning to school:

Return to School Information, September 2020. Senior School

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