I am writing to inform you that as a result of the ongoing situation with COVID and the lack of certainty for schools next term, we are proposing that Tuesday 31 August is an additional Staff Day for 2021.
This is so we can respond to any changes in government guidance after the lessening of restrictions from July 19 and the confirmation that we will move away from ‘Year Bubbles’. We will also need to plan to test all students when they return.
Therefore, so that we can guarantee the safe and smooth return of students, our first day of term for Year 7, 9, 10, 11 and Post 16 will be Wednesday 1 September 2021 which is a change from our published calendar.
Year 8, who are going on Outward Bound, will attend school on Tuesday 31 August as they will be travelling down to Wales.
Thank you for your understanding and support in what is still a challenging and unpredictable time.