Change to Year 6 Transition Arrangements and Year 5 Taster Days - Following the government's delaying of the easing of Covid restrictions, we are no longer able to go ahead with the Year 6 Induction Day on 6th July or the Year 5 Taster days on 7th and 8th July. This decision has been taken along with Shropshire Council and all other Shropshire Secondary Headteachers. We are frustrated that our Induction plans have had to be suspended, but also understand the reasons behind the decision to delay lifting restrictions, as we should not be mixing school "bubbles". I will be writing to Year 6 parents/carers and children to explain our transition plans: The first day of the Autumn term - Friday 3rd September - will be for Year 7 and Year 11 students only, to support their transition. Lyn Hughes, Assistant Headteacher and Transition Coordinator, will still be making her visits out to schools to meet Year 6s, and we will send out a video about the school for children to watch with their teachers. We will be inviting parents/carers of Year 6 children to meet their child's tutor in July. This will take place in line with a Risk Assessment and safety measures. Bryn Faulkner, our SENCO, will also be inviting in high needs children, school-by-school, for a bespoke transition visit. Many thanks for your patience, and best wishes, Paula Hearle
Reception is available from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am – 4.00pm on a Friday.
The school switchboard has a 24 hour answering service which enables parents to leave messages at any time. Please listen carefully to the options when you call the school to ensure your message can be dealt with quickly.
If your child has a mobile phone, please ensure there is sufficient credit to enable them to make calls. If your child does not have a mobile but needs to make an urgent call, they may go to Reception to use the phone.
Due to common sense, and in the interest of the safety of students to and from school, mobile phones are allowed on site. They are the responsibility of the student. Mobile phones can only be used at break and lunchtimes. They must be switched off and placed in bags from 8.50am. We wish parents to be aware that if the phone has internet connections and unsuitable or illegal material is downloaded, or exchanged, we may involve the Police.
If a phone is used or answered during lesson times, the school reserves the right to keep the phone until the end of the school day. Repetition of such an incident could result in the phone being withheld until parents collect it.
Parents are strongly recommended to take out insurance on any expensive item that a student brings into school. The school are unable to guarantee the safekeeping of items, such as mobile phones, and it is suggested that a cheaper mobile phone is used.
The school has no insurance for loss, damage or theft of personal items in school.