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Autumn Term 2019
Inset Day 1 Monday and Tuesday 2nd & 3rd September 2019
Students first day back Wednesday 4th September 2019
Induction Day for all our students Tuesday 4th September 2019
Initial Assessment Week Wednesday to Friday September 2019
Half-term Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October 2019
Students return Monday 28th October 2019
Mock test 1 11th to 15th November 2019
Parent’s Day (Academic Day) Wednesday 27th November 2019
Last day of term Friday 20th December 2019
Spring Term 2020
Inset Day 2 Monday 6th January 2020
Students first day back Tuesday 7th January 2020
Mock test 2 3rd to 7th February 2020
Half-term Monday 17th February – Friday 21stFebruary 2020
Students return Monday 24th February 2020
Last day of term Friday 3rd April 2020
Summer Term 2020
Inset day 4 Monday 20th April 2020
Mock test 3 30th March to 3rd April 2020
Students first day back Tuesday 21st April 2020
GCSE Exams begins Monday 11th May 2020 to 12th June 2020
Half-term Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2020
Inset Day 5 Monday 1st June 2020
Students return Monday day 2nd June 2020
Student Prom Friday 19th June 2020
Last day of term Tuesday 21st July 2020
We are committed to realising the unlimited potential of your child, creating and promoting a positive self-image and supporting and encouraging their educational success.
Keeping you informed
The information below is to ensure that you are well informed and will know what to do if you have any concerns.
1. What is coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
- difficulty in breathing
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
2. How COVID-19 is spread
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres or less) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (termed respiratory secretions) containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission.
There are 2 routes by which people could become infected:
- secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs
- it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).
There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.
3. Preventing spread of infection
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
- covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
- people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
- pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at school
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food, including snacks
- before leaving school
- use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
- see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
Face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments.
People who have returned from Hubei Province, including Wuhan, in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they leave Hubei Province.
People who have returned from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran and Italy in the last 14 days, are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms.
All other pupils or students and staff should continue to attend school unless advised not to by public health officials.