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Important information about the return in September.

Posted on: August 23, 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you have been enjoying the summer and that you have found some time to rest and relax.

I wrote to you at the end of the last term regarding the return of students in September and promised that I would contact you again closer to the time to update you on our arrangements. I have outlined below the schedule for students return.

Wednesday 1st September – Staff INSET – No students in the academy except for those testing.

Thursday 2nd September – Staff INSET – No students in the academy except for those testing.

Friday 3rd September – Year 7 only in the academy at 8.35, except for those testing.

Monday 6th September – All students in the academy at 8.35.

 

As I am sure you know, the Government has directed secondary schools to carry out asymptomatic tests for students before their return in September. If you haven’t already given consent for this and wish to do so, please complete the electronic form from the following link https://bit.ly/3exJowA The deadline for completing this form is 20th August. Please DO NOT send your child in for a test if:

  • They are showing symptoms – please book a PCR test
  • They have had a positive test result within the 90 days before this test (anytime from 3rd June)

The first test will be carried out before the students return to the academy. This will begin on Wednesday 1st September. The tests will be carried out in the Dance Studio, which can be accessed via the Community Entrance. The community entrance can be found by entering via the car park gates, walking along the pavement, and turning right. This will be signposted on the day. Please do not use the front entrance. Students will leave the site after their first test. Students do not have to be in uniform for their first test. The second test will be conducted the following week (w/c 6th September) when all students are in the academy as usual. The schedule for the first test can be seen below:

 

Testing Schedule

Date:

Wednesday 1st September:

9-10.30 – Year 7 Surname A-C
10.30-12.00 – Year 7 Surname D-J
12.30 – 2.00 – Year 7 Surname K-Q
2.00-3.30 – Year 7 Surname R-Z

Thursday 2nd September:

9-10.30 – Year 8 Surname A-J
10.30-12.00 – Year 8 Surname K-Z
12.30 – 2.00 – Year 9 Surname A-J
2.00-3.30 – Year 9 Surname K-Z

Friday 3rd September:

9-10.30 – Year 10 Surname A-J
10.30-12.00 – Year 10 Surname K-Z
12.30 – 2.00 – Year 11 Surname A-J
2.00-3.30 – Year 11 Surname K-Z

 

Would you please arrive within the 90-minute window allocated to your child based on their year group and surname? If you have any other questions or queries, you may be able to find the answers in our Q&A document published at the end of the last term, which you can find here https://bit.ly/3gcXm7W. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the academy via phone or email at [email protected].

My best wishes to you and your family.

Yours sincerely

Mr. N Brennan
Principal