Dear Year 8 and 9 Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, the College is still currently experiencing very high rates of staff absence, mainly due to COVID, which is making it particularly challenging to sustain the level of teacher and support staff cover required at the College. As a result, and following consultation with the local authority and chair of governors:

Year 9 students have been at home today and Wednesday (22nd and 23rd March) to complete remote learning but will return on Thursday 24th March.  

Year 8 students will need to stay at home on Thursday and Friday (24th and 25th March) and complete remote learning but will return on Monday 28th March.  

Vulnerable students, students with an EHCP and students with Social Worker involvement will still be required to come to school regardless of the above.

I understand the disruption and inconvenience caused again by the above arrangements, and I can only apologise for the adjustments that will have to be made to accommodate them. I would like to thank you for your continued support.