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Due to the government’s announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, we have produced the following system for remote learning on Microsoft TEAMS. 


  • Your child will follow their school timetable which exceeds the government’s guidance of 4 hours of meaningful work in a number of different subjects.

  • Your child will receive a combination of  live lessons each day and pupils will be expected to log on and participate in these live lessons on Microsoft TEAMS.

  • Outside of live lessons your child will be expected to complete the assignments set on Microsoft TEAMS.

  • Pupils will be informed the day before their live lesson is due to take place.

  • Your child will receive 1 assembly per week from their Director of Learning who will provide them with up to date information and support throughout until they return to face to face lessons.

  • Your child will receive 1 live form tutor session per week who will provide them with the opportunity to highlight any issues they may be having.

  • Teachers will be available to support your child with any work during the hours of 9am to 3.15pm.



During live lessons it is important that your child:


  • Is able to access a laptop, computer or tablet with Microsoft TEAMs.

  • Is ready to learn and has the correct equipment.

  • Has a space to work with little or no distractions.

  • Treats the lesson like they would if they were in school.


How to support your child:


  • Ensure your child treats each day like a normal school day.

  • Discuss with your child the work they have been set.

  • If your child is having difficulties with any of the work ensure they have messaged their teacher on Microsoft TEAMs. Teachers will respond to posts, via Microsoft Teams.

  • If your child does not have access to a laptop, computer or a tablet, please ring the school reception to see what support is available.

  • If your child cannot access Microsoft TEAMs please contact the school and we will support you.


Click HERE to download the How to Support Your Child During Lockdown PowerPoint.


Click HERE to see Remote Learning Live Lesson Allocation.

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What happens during lockdown?

The school is closed until further notice.

We are open to children of critical (key) workers and vulnerable children from Monday 4th January

  • School will be open from 8.45am until 3pm for vulnerable children, children with an EHCP and children of ‘Critical Workers’

Please view the updated guidance for Critical Workers HERE

  • If you are a Critical (Key) Worker and require a school place for your child please complete the form on the PA Connect parent app

All pupils will access remote learning via TEAMs

  • Pupils working remotely will follow the guidance set out on the school’s website. Updated guidance will follow before the end of the week providing a clear timetable for our pupils to follow next week.

  • The DfE states that pupils should be working for at least 4 hours per day. A mixture of live lessons and work posted on line will ensure that we exceed this.

Any issues with ICT and/or equipment, please contact the school by phoning 01204 842382. All pupils should be able to access TEAMS.

Y10 and 11 pupils taking exams

BTEC and Cambridge National Exams due to take place in January/ February

  • We are writing to advise you that your son/daughter’s Cambridge National Sports Studies or Sports Science exam has been postponed until summer. Other BTEC exams that were due to take place in the next few weeks have been postponed until summer. We have made this decision based on government guidelines and the safety of our pupils. Teachers will be in touch with their pupils to explain how the course will change to reflect this.



  • We have not yet been informed how GCSEs will be assessed. The message is to work as hard as possible on TEAMs so that we have ample evidence to substantiate your final grade.


Help on the school website