Our intention with these booklets is to be as open and transparent as we possibly can be in how we will be determining year 11 students’ grades this summer. As a school we are acting upon all of the guidance that we have received from Ofqual, the Department for Education and JCQ (who act on […]
We have been absolutely delighted to see all of our children back at school again, learning alongside one another with their teachers and tutors. Attendance has been extremely high, as has the uptake of Lateral Flow Testing.
Dear Parents, You will have received the letter from the Headteacher dated 25th February about our plans to return to on-site learning starting on Tuesday 9th March with the offer of 3 COVID-19 tests at school, each 3 to 5 days apart, before providing them with self-testing kits for the week beginning Monday 22nd March. […]
As you will be aware yesterday the Department for Education and Ofqual released the decisions they have made regarding how students in year 11 will get their grades this year following on from the consultation they launched in January with exams being cancelled. There are many documents you may want to investigate further on the […]
This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks, so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
Yesterday, the Government announced changes to the start of term for secondary students, in the light of these increased rates of infection across the country.
As we approach the end of the most unusual term of my 28 years in teaching, we can reflect back on all we have achieved as a school community with tremendous pride!
Exams 2021: Parents Q&APupils all over the country have had their schooling disrupted by the pandemic and we know this has had an impact on their learning and progress. That’s why we’ve set out a package of measures designed to support students and deliver next year’s summer exams in the fairest way possible. This includes […]
Dear Parents We hope you and your family are keeping well as we enter the new tier 2 restrictions rather than the national lockdown. Whilst most students in school are acting really responsibly it’s even more important now that everyone follows the safety procedures we have in place so that all staff and students are […]
The Year 11 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 between 3.25pm and 6.00pm. This year because of the extraordinary circumstances, we are going to be using a system called Schoolcloud which not only allows parents to book appointments electronically but also means that the appointments will be held by video call […]
Unfortunately, following recent advice we have received from Public Health England and the DFE, we have had to take the sad decision to postpone all extra-curricular clubs for the foreseeable future. This has been due to a mixture of staffing, social distancing requirements and other concerns. As you can imagine the staff are just as […]
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister announced on 31st October that a national lockdown will come into effect from Thursday, 5th November. However, in his statement it was made clear that schools would remain open, ‘My priority, our priority, remains keeping people in education – so childcare, early years settings, schools, colleges and […]
We have been made aware today that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. This incidence is completely unrelated to any of the previous positive cases that I have notified you about.
We have been made aware today that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. This incidence is completely unrelated to the previous positive case that I notified you about last week. In both recent cases, the original sources of the infection were identified as being from outside our school community. I […]
As the weather gets worse as we head into Autumn and Winter, we are making some changes after half term. Our aim, as always, is to keep everyone as safe as possible. The full document with all the details can be found in our Risk Assessment here: https://alns.co.uk/coronavirus/ But in the short video below, Mr […]
We are seeing a small rise in cases locally and although Portsmouth is still well below national figures, we cannot stress how important following the guidance below is going to be in order to try and avoid any positive cases at school. Thank you all for your ongoing support in this matter.
I am delighted to be able to share with you how impressively our school community has responded to full school reopening throughout September! We have been really pleased by how well our students have worked with staff over the past month; they arrive safely in their allocated time slots in the morning, are managing themselves […]
We are very pleased with the amazing attendance to school. However, we are quite rightly experiencing a growing number of telephone queries about what action you should take if you or your child falls ill.
Below is a useful document from Portsmouth City Council that we feel gives clear helpful advice for you to follow depending on how you or they present.