Dear Parent/Carer

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. Following the latest advice and guidance that the government issued regarding the extension of the lockdown, the college will remain closed to all but the children of key workers and vulnerable students for the immediate future. Clearly we are taking advice on a daily basis and should circumstances change we will inform you.

I am conscious that it is imperative that our students are provided with appropriate work to complete at home. As I am sure you will appreciate we serve a varied demographic and it is not easy to find one home learning solution that works for everyone.

With that in mind we will continue to offer work folders that can be collected from the security hut at college. The work contained in these folders replicates the resources that can be downloaded from the website.

The college has now uploaded new age specific learning resources for our students on the college website, To access the work, click on the ‘COVID 19 INFORMATION TAB’ at the top of the screen. To the left of the screen is the heading ‘STUDENT WORK’ with each year group listed below. You should then be able to access links to every subject for each year group by simply clicking on the appropriate year group. A new page will open and a list of subjects will appear. When you click on the subject specific tab it becomes clear which work was set prior to the Easter Holidays and which is newly published.

If you require printed work in folders these will be available from the security gate at college from 8am on Wednesday 22nd April until 3pm on Friday 24th April 2020/

In addition to our resources the BBC is launching a new addition to the Bitesize web site today called Bitesize Daily. It has daily lessons in core subjects and other materials for students and parents accessible at It is also available on BBC iplayer and via the BBC red button on your television.

The college will continue to implement its Pastoral Support Plan to ensure that all students remain safe during this time. In addition to college staff contacting parents by telephone staff will now be conducting some ‘home visits’. Please be aware that staff administering these visits will be adhering to strict guidelines and maintaining appropriate social distancing at all times.

The following email address remains available for students or parents to use if they have any safeguarding concerns or emergencies during this extended period of closure; 

Please help us to keep this email available by only using it if you have an urgent safeguarding concern. Please note this email will only be available on weekdays from 8.30am to 3.00pm.

Please remember that the best advice we can give is to:

  • Keep things calm and in perspective so that students do not worry
  • Keep your children indoors so that they are supervised, safe and can engage with the remote learning that has been provided
  • Promote good hygiene by encouraging your children to wash their hands more regularly and for at least twenty seconds
  • Follow the national guidance if you or your family develop symptoms of the virus, and particularly if you or your family are included in the government’s groups of vulnerable people
  • Keep checking the college website and parent app for updates

Once again thank you for your support and understanding in this matter. Take care.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Haworth

Head Teacher


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