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Announcements

Arrangements for Friday 2nd March

Due to the success of Thursdays alternative day (no injuries, safe site) we are planning to run with the same arrangements on Friday 2nd March. should this change a message will be sent out early Friday morning.
Thank you for understanding today.

 

Adverse Weather/Alternative Day Protocol

Parents & Staff will receive a text message if the school will be following an alternative day and an announcement will be posted on the school’s website – NB: no text = normal day

  • Staff attend school as normal, and, where this is not possible, must arrive before 9.30am, weather permitting. 
  • School to start at 10.00am and follow a revised school day, as detailed:
  • Prelim exams will be rescheduled

 

School Day

 

Registration areas

10:00 am

Registration

 

Years 7 & 8

Refectory

10:05 am

Period 2

 

Year 9 Girls

Upper Humanities

11:05 am

Period 3

 

Year 9 Boys

Lower Humanities

12:05 pm

Break, including lunch for those entitled to free school meals

 

Year 10

Library &

Chaucer Building

12:25 pm

Period 4, including registration

 

Year 11

Hall

1:30 pm

Period 5

 

Sixth Form

Upper Study Hall and Upper Refectory

2:30 pm

School finishes

     

 

  • Students to leave for school having consumed a substantive breakfast.
  • Avoiding a lunch period ensures that less water, ice, snow etc. is brought into the buildings, thus ensuring health & safety is kept as high as possible.
  • The early finish allows for students to travel home slowly and safely, and in full light; this also provides an opportunity for the Site Team to make the school ready for the next day (potentially, before things ice/frost over etc.)
  • Where appropriate, staff will be allowed to leave at 2.30pm to ensure they travel home safely in daylight.
  • If school is open in snowy conditions students will allowed to snowball, but only on the school fields and only using loose snow.  Any student snowballing elsewhere, or snowballing staff anywhere, will be dealt with severely.

 

Students who require a supervised area from 8.30am onwards until the start of the school day at 10.00am
should report to the Main Reception in the first instance