Expansion of Covid-19 Home Test Kit Availability
From Tuesday 23 March eligible groups including parents/carers, household bubbles and childcare bubbles of those attending early years and education settings can collect Covid-19 home test kits from three community rapid test sites. Staff in roles that are critical to support re-opening of schools e.g. catering, cleaning and transport staff, wrap-around providers and childminders are also eligible.
- Ashmore Park Hub – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.00 – 11.00am
- Pendeford Library – Monday to Sunday 7.00-11.00am
- Civic Centre – Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 1.00pm
COVID-19 guidance in other languages
Open Evening and Mornings
We regret to inform you that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host our annual open evening or morning events for prospective students and families. This is a real disappointment because we have so much to be proud of and to share with you.
A virtual tour is currently under construction and will be available here on our website very soon. A school prospectus is also available and a range of contact details if you would like to get in touch.
Take care and stay safe.
Entering and Leaving School
In order to reduce contact between year groups we must remind students and parents that different year groups should arrive and leave through different entrances.
Years 7, 8 and Post-16 students should be arriving and leaving from the entrance on Coronation road. Years 9,10 & 11 should use the main entrance on the Prestwood road.
We are very glad to see our students back in school and thriving again and we thank you for your continued support to make sure everything and everyone is safe.
Important Information – RE P.E Kit
Due to changes made in response to COVID-19, students who have PE scheduled should come into school in their PE kit and not their school uniform.
For example, if your child has PE on Mondays they should wear their PE kit and not their school uniform for the whole day. Days on which your child does not have PE they are expected to be in full school uniform.
We thank you for your continued support.
Speaking to staff members
In order to ensure that we keep school safe, parents will need to make an appointment to see staff before hand.
If you are dropping something off for your child and need to come into reception, you will need to contact the school office before hand and let them know what time you are coming. You will also need to wear a mask. Thank you in advance for your support
If you need to talk to a member of staff about your child, please email the Year Lead and they will make the necessary arrangements:
Letters to parents
Below you’ll find letters relating to the COVID-19 situation from the school and also the relevant authorities.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Please follow the advice from the Public Health England and the NHS to protect yourself and minimise the spread of the virus.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: