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Key Details for Return

Key details regarding students return to the academy on Monday 7 June.

Parents of Year 11 and Year 13 will be aware that we are confident that we have all the evidence required for their grades this summer. This will mean Year 11 and Year 13 will attend a bespoke timetable from Monday 7 June, which involves some time on site, some time online, preparing them for their next steps. This will mean we are in a position for all year groups to arrive and finish and the same time, removing the staggered start and finish times currently in place.

Students will still enter the site through separate gates and have the majority of their lessons in their designated block. All students, (apart from Year 12), will enter site at 8.15am and finish at 2.40pm. Students must be on site by 8.30am, otherwise they will be recorded as Late.

Entry and Exit Points:
Year 7 - The main Standards Gate (this is the gate Year 7 currently use)
Year 8 - The Music Gate (this is the gate Year 8 currently use)
Year 9 - The Blue Gate by the Leisure Centre (this is a new entry point for Year 9)
Year 10 - The Gate by Sherdley Park (This is a new entry point for Year 10)
Year 12 - Continue to enter through reception for their lessons.

There are huge advantages in being able to remove the staggered start and finish time for parents, students and the academy. With the reduction in student numbers on site, this can be done safely.

At this point, there will be no further changes to the academy day. We will review current measures, such as bubbles, but due to the Indian Covid-19 variant very much being in the news, we do not feel it would be wise to make such a large scale change at this point.