Update Letter re: Start of the Academic Year
** Friday, 4 September 2020**
Please click here for the Update Letter from the Principal
** Friday, 21 August 2020**
Please click here for the Update Letter re: Start of the Academic Year from the Principal
** Friday, 17 July 2020**
Please click here for the End of Summer Term Letter from the Principal
** Friday, 10 July 2020**
The video below has been produced by one of our Year 13 students and shares how the College is preparing for the return of our students and staff.
The latest edition of the Westcountry Schools Trust Reopening of Schools Toolkit which is available below.
The Prime Minister's address to school leavers
** Friday, 3 July 2020**
The Educare registration form has been updated to include bookings until Friday, 17 July 2020. Please click here to access the registration form.
**Wednesday, 1 July 2020**
Please click here to access a copy of the letter from the Principal, dated 01.07.20, regarding returning to College. Please note confirmation of all uniform updates on the website will be finalised by Friday, 17 July for the September 2020/21 intake.
**Friday, 26 June 2020**
This video has been created to give parents, carers, governors and the wider community an overview of our approach to distance learning during this period. We hope it demonstrates the journey we have been on as a College and we thank you for your feedback and continued support during this time.
Mrs Kelly Olive, Associate Deputy Principal
New DfE guidance published on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.
**Friday, 19 June 2020**
**Friday, 12 June 2020**
We are looking forward to seeing our Year 10 and 12 students next week. Just a reminder that all College transport is running as usual with normal pick up times and bus stops. Please remember your coats.
Please click on this link to access a copy of the letter from the Principal, dated 11.06.20, regarding returning to College, sent to all students in Year 10. Please note that the original letters were individualised for each student.
Digital Safety During Covid-19 - please follow this link for further information.
**Monday, 8 June 2020**
The College announces the partial opening on Monday, 15 June for Years 10 and 12 students only.
Although we are saddened that we are unable to open the College to all our Year Groups, we are delighted to begin to welcome back to our community students in Years 10 and 12, commencing Monday, 15 June 2020. (Letters have been emailed with information regarding specific College dates for each individual student.)
This is a government decision based on the fact that both of these Year Groups are about to enter their forthcoming examination years in September. Consequently we have been working relentlessly to ensure that our site meets all the high health and safety expectations deemed necessary, as well as preparing appropriate teaching for these two Year Groups.
Meanwhile, we continue to miss our students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and appreciate how distance learning is never the same as being at the College. Therefore, we will continue to develop this work and provide a blend of learning opportunities. We hoped that you enjoyed seeing the familiar faces of your tutors and arrangements are being put in place to provide more direct contact with them shortly. Please be assured that we cannot wait to see you all when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
We thought that you would like to see examples of just some of the measures we have put in place for our partial re-opening of our classrooms, which we have organised to support social distancing, including a yellow outlined area in which teachers are permitted to stand in and the new signs to remind all about how to keep safe at the College. Please see the images below.
Finally, we will continue to keep you abreast of any new government directives and refer you to the College website for further information if you wish to know about the detailed planning behind the partial re-opening.
Best wishes --
Please click on the following Year Group links to access a copy of the letter from the Principal, dated 05.06.20, regarding returning to College, sent to all students in Year 10 and Year 12, and the attached appendix. Please note that the original letters were individualised for each student.
Please click here to access a video highlighting social distancing measures that have been put in place to facilitate the partial re-opening of the College.
** Monday, 1 June 2020**
Additional parental and student support and information can be found here.
** Friday, 22 May 2020**
Please click here for an update letter from Mrs Hutchinson, Principal.
Please click here for an update letter from Mr Haring, WeST CEO.**
Please click here to download the 'WeST Toolkit for Reopening of Schools'