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Parent Bulletin: 30.04.2021

30th April 2021

This week's parent bulletin is available here:


Dear Parents and Carers

A lot of information for you today:

Home Testing and Covid Compliance

Thank you for continuing to support the home Covid-testing of your children. This week we have an 87% return of pupil test results, which is brilliant!  Every one of these completed tests helps to keep our school and community safer. Attached to the bulletin is a letter from Jonathan Lewis, the Director of Education for Cambridgeshire, with an appeal to everyone to continue to follow Covid Preventative measures. There is an increase in positive cases in South Cambridgeshire among 15-19 year olds; we are very keen that this does not gain traction.

School Closure 27 May Afternoon

On 27 May, we will be setting pupils an afternoon of remote learning and sending them home at 12.40pm, in order to create a block of time for staff to moderate Yr 11 assessed work prior to the submission of grades to the exam boards. Please see the letter sent yesterday and complete the Form to let us know if you wish your child to work under supervision in school for the afternoon. 

Free Physics Lecture next Wednesday:

Further to the hugely successful set of Historic-All lectures, this programme is now branching out to include lectures in other fields. At 4pm next Wednesday, our lecture is delivered by Dr Markus Hellenbrand of the University of Cambridge on the subject: Moving Atoms for Energy-Efficient Data Storage. Please encourage your children who are interested in Physics and/or Conservation to join this - and of course, parents are all welcome too! Further details can be found later in the bulletin. All lectures are recorded and can be accessed on this LINK

School Expansion Consultation

If you have not yet looked at the plans for the next stage of school development from 2023, please check these out on the home page of our website, and leave a comment if you can: it is important for the planning process for us to demonstrate that a correct consultation opportunity has been given to the public and this is particularly difficult under Covid restrictions.

Performance Hall Fit-Out

If you receive the Cambourne Crier, you may have already seen the flyer on the opposite page.  We are really excited at the prospect of having this brilliant new facility on site for use by the school and community, from September. In order to complete the project and equip the hall as a cinema, we need your support to raise the final £100,000 needed. If any individuals, your employers, companies or any contacts you have might be able to help with a donation or fund-raising effort, please do get in touch!


Wishing you all a very enjoyable bank holiday weekend,

Claire Coates


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