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Update from Jon Whitcombe, Trust Principal -

Secondary Statement

As you will be aware, the DfE has stated that Year 10 and Year 12 students will receive some “face to face” contact with their teachers during Term 6. Currently, we are awaiting guidance from the DfE as to what this means in practice. 

Once the guidance is published we will develop our plans and make the necessary arrangements. On June 1st we will write to you explaining what “face to face” means in practice and we will be in a position to confirm when this will commence. 

Please note that the current arrangements for online teaching for Years 10 and 12 will continue until further notice.

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Mobile Phones - FAQs

With the new initiative of mobile phones being banned in school, there will undoubtedly be questions that parents/carers will have.  Please find below frequently asked questions:


What do I do if I need to contact my child during the school day?

  • If you urgently need to contact your child through the school day, you should contact the school office via email or phone call and we will get a message to your son/ daughter.

What happens if my child needs to contact me?

  • If a pupil needs to contact you, they can visit their pastoral support manager, main reception or, if it is medically related, the first aid room to make a phone call at break or lunchtime.

When can I collect the confiscated phone?

  • These will be available to collect all day from the main school office until 16:00, after this time a member of the site team will be available to assist you until 20:00.

I cannot get to the school to collect my child's phone, what should I do?

  • You can arrange for another responsible adult to collect the phone on your behalf.  Phones will not be released back to pupils under any circumstances.

I wish to buy a basic phone, which one should I get?

My child's phone has been heard in their bag, but they were not using it.

  • Under the new policy, phones should be switched off at 08:30 or before. Therefore phones would not be heard if is was followed. The phone will be confiscated.

What happens if my child's phone gets damaged?

  • Phones and any other valuable items that are brought into school are the responsibility of the pupil themselves. This is more reason for pupils to only bring a basic model phone to school.

Can my child use their phone at break time and lunch time?

  • No phones should be seen or heard throughout the course of the day including break time or lunch time.