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Parent Bulletin 19.11.2021

19th November 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers

This has been a busy week but with far fewer staff absences, which has made everything feel much more manageable.

Year 11

Year 11 students are completing their Post 16 guidance interviews, held with a member of the Careers team or a senior leader, and their on-line applications for Post 16 places are proceeding well.   Alongside this, Year 11 parents were able to meet their child’s teachers on Teams yesterday, for a discussion on progress.  These discussions appeared very positive and it would be much appreciated if parents were able to complete a review of the school for the Ofsted Parent View site.  This is in use at all times, not just during inspections and we would welcome parents’ views:

Covid 19:

Although the picture across South Cambridgeshire and in our Cambourne primary schools is more mixed, Covid rates in school are continuing to drop at present, with only one staff member and the following pupil numbers affected:

Year 7


Year 8


Year 9


Year 10


Year 11


We are aware that there are some students who have previously tested positive to coronavirus, and have shown new coronavirus symptoms within 90 days post infection. These students must follow government guidance:   re-isolate and access a PCR test. Information regarding this can be found on the following links:

The school vaccination team visited last Friday.  About 450 students received the vaccination, and we hope that this, along with continued home testing, will help to drive down rates of infection.  

Admissions Consultations

We are required to hold a public consultation on proposed changes to our admission policies from September 2023.   From this time, we would hope to be admitting more pupils into each successive Year 7 intake, and to be admitting students into our new sixth form.   The documents are on our website:  please  click here for this information.


This week, visitors from the charity Living Sport visited the school to judge a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition in which groups of pupils presented their pitches for sponsorship of a new extra-curricular sporting activity to encourage students to exercise.  The pupils all did extremely well, with a Year 8 team narrowly victorious.  Very differently, on Thursday, a group of pupils enjoyed a trip to coppice willow stems, which will be used to build a living shelter in our sensory garden.  More details on both these activities will be in News@Cam at the end of term.

School Closed Next Friday

Please remember that next Friday, 26 November, is a non-pupil day at school.

Please see the body of the bulletin for information on Sex and Relationships Education in Year 7, news for Year 11, and lots of further information for all years.  

Yours sincerely

Claire Coates

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