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For the attention of Year 6 Parents & Carers

Is your child in Year 6 and planning to join Torpoint Community College in September 2021? If so, please read this letter. Parents and carers, please feel free to share this post with friends and family who you know may be joining our community next academic year!

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Virtual Year 9 Option Process

Details on the Virtual Year 9 Option Process have been sent to Year 9 parents on SIMS Parent App.

If you have not already activated your account, or if you have not received your email invitation, then please contact us via enquiries@torpoint.cornwall.sch.uk. This will ensure you receive important messages. In the event you don’t activate your invitation you may miss out on vital information

TCC Year 9 Virtual Options Evening

Technology tip from the DfE

If parents do not have a spare device or laptop for Home Learning but have an Xbox and/or PlayStation they can use them to access Google Classroom!

Google Classroom can be opened on Xbox and PlayStation. There isn’t an app that the students can add to their consoles. Instead, they are going to have to use the built-in browsers that come on the two devices.

On Xbox, it is Microsoft Edge.

On PlayStation, it is the “www” browser.

Your children will probably know how to find the browsers on their consoles, but if not, each one has a search function they can access on the home screen.

Once the browser has been opened:

  • Type in classroom.google.com in the URL bar. A prompt for a Google account will appear. Type in your login details from school. The Classroom home screen will open up.
  • If you have a keyboard then you can plug it in, you will have a much easier time navigating. Otherwise, use the controller to click on the classroom tiles, open up assignments and type.

However, if you don’t have a compatible games console then you could always check to see if you’re eligible to be allocated a laptop/tablet via the Governments scheme they have in place with schools/local authorities, you might also be able to apply to increase your data or broadband allowance on your devices too.

https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk

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Digital Devices/Data Allowance

The DfE has announced there is an opportunity for schools to apply for temporary additional mobile data for certain pupils.

The hyperlink below sets out the full details and how to apply but in summary, there is the possibility of applying for additional mobile phone data for pupils who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education.

In addition, there is also the possibility of requesting mobile data increases for children who cannot attend school face to face due to being clinically extremely vulnerable or if there are restrictions preventing them attending.

If increasing mobile data isn’t a suitable option there is also the opportunity to apply for 4G wireless routers and again, full details can be found within the hyperlink below:

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children – Get help with technology – GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)

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Letter from the Headteacher

Please see the links below for a letter from the Headteacher and Remote Education Information Sheet.

Letter from the Headteacher

Remote Education Information Sheet

Christmas Letter From Cornwall Council

Remote Education Support Booklet

Handling Conformed cases Over Christmas

Friday 18th Dec – College Open

Further to the government’s recent announcement regarding end of term planning, please note the College will be operating a normal school day on Friday 18th December and transport arrangements remain unchanged. A reminder that we also have our Christmas Jumper Day on the last day of term.

Internal Examinations for Years 11 & 13

Dear Year 11 and 13 Parents

Internal examinations will take place for all students in Year 11 and Year 13 between 11th and 26th March 2021. This is designed to give all students a realistic practice experience of sitting examinations under authentic exam conditions. Students will sit at least one internal exam in each subject they are currently studying for GCSE or A Level. In some subjects, students may sit more than one internal exam. Each student will receive an individual timetable early in the Spring term confirming the dates and times of each internal exam they will sit. Subject teachers will discuss with students the structure of each exam and how students should revise and best prepare for them.

Kind regards

Torpoint Community College

School Immunisations Yr 9 & Yr 10

Information and a letter has been sent out via SIMs Parent App regarding the School Immunisation programme for Years 9 & 10.

The College is changing the way it communicates important information to you. The SIMS Parent App is a more direct route of communication ensuring messages are delivered straight to the relevant recipients. If you have not already activated your account, or if you have not received your email invitation, then please contact us via enquiries@torpoint.cornwall.sch.uk. This will ensure you receive important messages. In the event you don’t activate your invitation you may miss out on vital information.

Letter from the Headteacher

Year 8 Student Reports

A copy of your child’s report is now available on SIMS Parent App. If you experience any problems accessing SIMS Parent App please contact the College.

Student Reports Year 7


For the attention of Year 7 Parents.


A copy of your child’s report is now available on SIMS Parent App. If you experience any problems accessing SIMS Parent App please contact the College.

Student Reports

For the attention of Year 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Parents. A copy of your child’s report is now available on SIMS Parent App. If you experience any problems accessing SIMS Parent App please contact the College.

Quick guide to activating SIMs Parent App

Letter regarding COVID-19

Letter from the Headteacher

Christmas Jumper Day 2020