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COVID-19 Vaccinations – 12-15-Year-Olds

2021-09-23T12:29:41+00:00September 22nd, 2021|

You will be aware that the government announced that all children aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccination, following advice from the UK’s chief medical officers. We have been given further information today on the vaccine rollout and they would like to go ahead on [...]

Harrow Way – update on coronavirus restrictions and the new academic year

2021-07-07T13:23:04+00:00July 7th, 2021|

Dear Parent/Carer  As you will be aware, on Monday the Prime Minister shared with the nation his plans for easing the Coronavirus situation. On Tuesday afternoon the Secretary of State for Education also shared with schools the steps that will be taken which will include easing of restrictions from students having to self-isolate, the use of face coverings [...]

Annual Parent Questionnaire Results – May 2021

2021-05-18T09:32:47+00:00May 18th, 2021|

Dear Parent/Carer Thank you to all of you who took the time to provide responses to our annual parent questionnaires this year. They are an invaluable way for the school to find out what is important to you and how we can continue to develop and improve the school for the benefit of your children.  We [...]

Mask Wearing Update

2021-05-13T09:45:18+00:00May 13th, 2021|

As you may be aware, the Government has announced that, from Monday 17 May 2021, students are no longer required to wear masks around school, either in class or in communal areas. All other protective measures will remain in place and regular rapid testing will continue to help find and isolate asymptomatic cases when they [...]

Summer Term 2021

2021-04-16T10:27:07+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Dear Parents/Carers,  I hope you had a well-earned rest over the Easter break. Having students back at the end of the last term was amazing and we have been very impressed with how well they settled back into school life. Seeing them interact with their peers and be children has been the most rewarding. On [...]

School reopening – initial information

2021-02-23T15:26:37+00:00February 23rd, 2021|

Dear Parent/Carer You will no doubt be aware that it has been announced that all students will return to school from Monday 8th March; we are so excited to be seeing everyone again! The challenge will be around onsite testing. Please be patient as we plan how best to manage this. The Government has given [...]

Children’s Mental Health Week 

2021-02-03T10:40:06+00:00February 3rd, 2021|

Dear Parents and Carers Children’s Mental Health Week  Welcome to February! We are now less than two school weeks away from the February half term. The school will be closed fully from Monday, February 15th and will reopen for critical worker and vulnerable students from Monday, February 22nd. You will no doubt have followed stories [...]

NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for staff and students

2021-01-15T14:00:50+00:00January 15th, 2021|

Dear Parent or Carer We were all set to send this letter out on the 4th January, but then the country went into lockdown. We are working to keep our school as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 [...]