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.
Usually yesterday and today would have been our Careers event (as part of the Curriculum Information Evenings). We can’t run them as we usually would, so instead Mrs Etherington has put together some informative videos for parents and students to watch and learn more about their options post-16. Click here to view the rest of […]
I just wanted to take this opportunity to write to you at the end of our first full week of school, to tell you how impressed I have been by how our whole school community has worked together this week. It has been a joy for me (and all of our staff) to see your […]