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Announcement from the Prime Minister – 4th January 2021

2021-01-05T14:19:08+00:00January 5th, 2021|

Dear Parents/Carers, I am writing to you following yesterday evening’s announcement that as of midnight we are entering a national lockdown, this means schools will remain closed until February half term, hopefully reopening on Monday 22nd February 2021. Whilst I am aware this will be difficult for many of you, given the latest statistics this [...]

Education Arrangements for 4th January 2021

2021-01-02T19:52:39+00:00January 2nd, 2021|

Dear Parent/Carer Thank you for all the supportive emails and comments, you have no idea how they bolster us in such a time of uncertainty. We are entirely committed to delivering what is right for our school, our community. With this in mind, I share with you here the guidance from the Department for Education. This delayed [...]


2020-12-30T21:16:17+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Dear Parent/Carer I am sorry that I am contacting you during the Christmas holiday period. However, I felt it was important that you receive the following update. Many of you will have seen the news today announcing the delayed opening of secondary schools to all students. You will know that at Harrow Way we pride [...]


2020-12-18T12:53:47+00:00December 18th, 2020|

Dear Parent/Carer  URGENT COVID UPDATE REGARDING START OF TERM – JANUARY 2021 I am sorry to be writing this letter (at 7.30am on the last day of term). You may have watched the various announcements from the Department for Education over the last week with a growing sense of disbelief. You will also be wondering [...]


2020-12-18T11:00:09+00:00December 18th, 2020|

If your child develops symptoms within 48 hours of the end of term and tests positive you must contact us at school between Saturday 19th December and Thursday 24th December. As the school office will be closed please contact us using this POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASE Reporting Form.  PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM IF YOU [...]

Reopening of our School from September 2020 (Update 2)

2020-08-26T14:45:20+01:00August 26th, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers Introduction I would like to start by saying that we are looking forward to seeing all our students return to school at the start of September and, in particular, meeting our new Year 7s in person for the first time. I hope over the last few months, [...]

September 2020 Reopening

2020-07-16T10:14:40+01:00July 16th, 2020|

Dear Parents and Carers  Reopening of our School from September 2020 You will have heard the government announcement that schools will be open for all students’ full-time education from September 2020. This letter is primarily designed to explain the provision that has been put in place for the start of next [...]

Year 10 Phased Return

2020-06-09T12:57:14+01:00June 9th, 2020|

Dear Parents/Carers and Students I am writing to you again to outline arrangements for the return of Year 10 pupils to Harrow Way School in line with the guidance received from the Department of Education. Below are the arrangements for the return from 15th June 2020. Places have been given to families that responded [...]

Year 10 Return Update

2020-06-02T13:19:00+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

Dear Parents/Carers and Year 10 Students Year 10 return: – Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday 24th May regarding the return of Year 10 and 12 pupils, I have received further guidance from the Department of Education on how this is to be implemented.  Clearly as a result of this guidance, the school [...]

Year 10 Students – parent update

2020-05-22T13:16:36+01:00May 22nd, 2020|

Thank you for completing the google form that was sent through on Monday. After careful consideration, I have decided that the earliest we will consider opening for year 10 students in any form will be the week beginning the 8th June. The 1st June was always more an ambition than an expectation and I can [...]

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