School opening: summer holidays and return to school

The school office will be open intermittently over the holiday period. Please do not come into school unless you have made an arrangement with us to do so, as very few of the admin team are actually on site and there may be no one here to assist you.

For any queries over the summer, please email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Since some of the team are working remotely if you call the school and leave a message, it may take longer to respond to your query. 


Return to school in September 

To ensure that all students are fully briefed and made aware of all health and safety requirements in school, we have taken the necessary decision to stagger the return of year groups in September. The table below shows when different year groups will be required to attend school.  

The expectation is that all students are expected to return to full-time education in September. 


Year groups in school  

Tuesday 1st September 2020

STAFF INSET – No students   

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 

STAFF INSET – No students 

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Year 7 & Year 12 ONLY 

Friday 4th September 2020  

Year 7, Year 11 & Year 13 ONLY 

Monday 7th September 2020  

Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10 ONLY 

Tuesday 8th September 2020  

Whole school returns – All Year groups 


The following video from the school's Senior Leadership Team summarises the key changes that are being put in place from September in order to open safely and fully to all, and we encourage you to watch this with your son/daughter. (Headteacher Ms Simpson wishes to point out that...'When we watched the video back it was very apparent that since the beginning of lockdown, we appear to have lost all ability to smile! I can assure you that we do smile in real life!')