Dear Parents and Carers,
We are really looking forward to welcoming Years 8 to 11 back to school on Monday 8 March 2021. I just wanted to briefly write before the weekend and let you know how successful our testing of Years 8 to 11 has been over the last two days, and also provide some brief reminders ahead of Monday.
We have tested nearly 900 students over the last two days. Parents will only receive notification of a test result if it is positive, so if you have not received a notification, the result was negative. I am pleased to report there have been no positive cases.
Our testing team have done a great job setting up and running this, and I am sure you will want to join me in thanking them. Attendance has been excellent, as has the students’ engagement in the testing process. I really appreciate the support of parents in ensuring the consent forms were completed and the students arrived on time.
Our attention now turns to the full return of students to the school next week. As previously communicated, students will go to their tutor base first at 8.35am on Monday, where they will be issued with a copy of their timetable and a new lanyard if required. They will go to their Period 1 lesson at 9.10am, after which they will follow their usual timetable. If students arrive before 8.35am, they will be directed to their year group zone. These have been revised since the autumn term, a new map is attached showing where these are along with our new one-way system.
We will communicate separately with Year 7 parents about the detailed arrangements for their testing (on Wednesday 10 March) and return (on Thursday 11 March) at the start of next week...
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