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Parent Bulletin 10.09.2021

10th September 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers

We’re enjoying having all our pupils back in school and resuming full use of our excellent facilities.  Year 8, as well as Year 7, are now finding their way around the site and experiencing lessons in all the specialist rooms.

Year 11 Exam Results

Our submitted grades following the summer in-school assessment process were accepted without change by the exam boards. Our students did very well. As agreed with all Cambridgeshire secondary schools, we will not be publishing the results this year. However, the vast majority of students achieved the grades they needed in order to progress to their chosen Post 16 courses and all have been supported to find a meaningful placement. We wish them the very best of luck in their new settings.

Clubs Starting Next Week

Please see details inside the bulletin of PE and music clubs which are starting again next week, and details of how to sign up for musical instrument lessons. Please contact the relevant member of staff if you would like your child to take part in an activity which you cannot afford at present; we will always try to find a way forward with you.

Covid Testing

Very many thanks for supporting our efforts to have all students tested twice for Covid 19 over the past week. Only one student across the school tested positive on their lateral flow test and they were immediately referred for a PCR test under the new guidelines. Many schools are reporting far higher numbers of positive test results; our best defence against the virus is for you to continue testing your children at home and to report the results as requested. All students should have brought testing kits home with them this week. Please support us by doing these tests – the first is due on Sunday.

School Uniform

Thank you for all your efforts to send your children into school this week in full school uniform. We are aware of the frustration caused by poor communication from our suppliers, charges for returns and problems in obtaining some items. We have arranged meetings with the companies early this term to address these problems. Going forward, we will be able to offer opportunities to try on new uniform at school again; this can be arranged via your child’s Pastoral Support Assistant. If you have difficulty in obtaining correctly-fitting branded items for your child, please consult with the PSA for your year group, to resolve this.


Wishing you all a very pleasant weekend,

Claire Coates

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