Parent Update 12th March 2021

12th March 2021

Dear Parents,


Now that Friday has arrived, we are all back in and it's been great to see our pupils returning over the course of the week, to see them chatting with their friends and getting back into routines and learning so quickly. Our attendance today is 94% which is really positive for the first week back given all the restrictions, so thank you for your support of us as we return.


LFD Home Testing

It's time for years 10-13 to get testing! Years 7-9 can join in next week:


LFD Home Testing Kits

Yesterday, we handed out the LFD Home-Testing kits to years 10-13, and we're doing the same to years 7-9 on Monday. If your daughter or son didn't get one due to being absent, they can pick theirs up in by coming to the admin office and ringing the bell. We can already see that students and staff are completing their testing thanks to the reporting form on our website. So far, 100% negative!


LFD Home Testing Webinar for parents

If you missed the webinar on Wednesday, do not fear, you can watch it after the event by clicking here: Parent Webinar on LFD Test Training.


LFD Home Testing Support

Everything you will need to know is also on our website under COVID Adaptations --> LFD Home Testing. I also attach the booklet that comes with the testing kit if you want to have an electronic version.


LFD Home Testing FAQs

Based on feedback from the training of pupils and the webinar for parents we have created the attached FAQ to answer any questions you may have. 


Calling all parents of Year 11s and 13

We are working hard on planning for how we will be assessing for the summer qualifications.


Summer Qualifications: Reminder of the webinar 

We will be hosting a webinar on the Y11 and Y13 Summer qualifications on Monday 15th March from 6pm to 7pm. This is open to staff and students. You don't need to book in advance, simply access the event by clicking here: Summer Qualifications Parent Webinar.


When do year 11 and 13 finish?

Without an exam season, the normal timings of when years 11 and 13 go on study leave, have their celebration events and officially finish the year are being called into question. We know this is a question that a lot of students (and parents!) are wondering. So are we! At the moment, we are awaiting national guidance on this. As soon as we know, we will inform you.


I hope you have a good weekend.

God Bless

James Rouse


Telephone: 023 80328200 Email: