In line with current Government advice and due to members of staff displaying symptoms of COVID-19, the school building is closed for all students and staff. We will continue to provide education packs to be completed at home, as well as online learning.
We will continue to make welfare calls over the Easter break to ensure all families are safe. We would also like to talk directly to the student upon these calls. These calls are an essential part of our safeguarding processes and we would appreciate if you could answer the phone when we call you so this can be done as quickly as possible.
The building will remain closed until after Easter, with a potential return on Tuesday 21st April. This obviously depends on what Government advice is nearer the time and we will of course update you closer to the time.
Many thanks for your understanding at this difficult time. Please follow Government guidance about staying at home. More information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
In addition to work being set by teaching staff, please see the below exhaustive list of free online resources that can be used to support your child’s learning during the school’s closure. Some require a quick registration but no subscription is needed.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.