Update for parents and students: I am sure it has been a challenging week for you all, getting used to working from home, or only leaving the house for essential work or shopping. I hope there has been plenty of school work to occupy our students, and that IT issues have been resolved. I have seen some excellent work, including a home video of a Dance project filmed in a back garden. Can I ask that you do not email teachers out of the normal school day (9am to 3.30pm), with questions around work. Teachers will continue to send work for next week (beginning 30th March), but there will be a two week break for Easter. Best wishes and keep safe, 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.