Information regarding reopening in January - 17 December 2020

Thu 17 Dec 2020

This afternoon, the government updated its guidance regarding the start of term in January and has advised that secondary schools in England should not fully re-open to all students following the Christmas holidays until Monday 11 January.

However, the academy will still be open from Monday 4 January, as scheduled, for:

  • students classed as vulnerable
  • children of key workers
  • all students in Year 11
All other students in Years 7-10 will receive their learning remotely for the first week of term (i.e. from Monday 4 January) and they will be expected to engage fully with this. Thank you for your support in ensuring that your child continues with their learning after the Christmas break.

As usual, for students accessing learning remotely, all details will be posted on Google Classroom. Timetables for remote learning will also be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

We would also appreciate your support in ensuring that your child has accepted all invites to their Google Classrooms and that you find some time this holiday to sit down with them and have them demonstrate their access to the various GSuite, including showing you the work that they have been set. This would also be helpful with other Apps we provide such as Sparx Maths (Year 7), Hegarty Maths and GCSE Pod Science (Year 11)

We understand that this start of term change is short notice and may inconvenience you but it is essential that we closely follow all Government guidance on COVID-19 in order to safeguard our students, staff and wider community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via but appreciate it is now the holidays and there may be a slight delay in replying.

We look forward to seeing your child for the start of term on Monday 4 January either in person (for students classed as vulnerable, children of key workers and all students in Year 11) or remotely via live lessons etc (all other students).