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  • Edulink One - New parent portal

    Published 20/09/21, by Megan Innes

    As communicated within our Parent Guide shared on Wednesday 1 September, we will shortly be transitioning over to Edulink One from Insight. The new system will operate similarly to Insight and will continue to allow you to access our child’s timetable, attendance and much more. 

    You will have received an email from Edulink One already with details of how to activate your account, with a second reminder email sent over the weekend to all users with un-activated accounts. Please can we encourage you to set up your account as soon as possible, and to check your spam/ junk folders if you haven’t received either email from us yet. We can confirm that access to Insight will cease on Wednesday 22 September. 

    We will shortly be sharing with parents and carers A Guide to Edulink One, so please do look out for this in the coming days.

    If you have any questions or require your login details to be re-sent via email, please contact:

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  • Important update regarding COVID-19

    Published 20/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please find attached below a communication from Vice Principal Mr Wakefield which has been shared with parents and carers this afternoon.

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  • Year 7 newsletter - Friday 17 September

    Published 17/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please find attached below our Year 7 newsletter for the week on behalf of Progress Leader Miss Briggs and Assistant Principal Mrs Husband.

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  • COVID-19 cases update

    Published 16/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please find attached below a communication on behalf of Vice Principal Mr Wakefield providing an update on COVID-19 cases within our school community.

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  • Update on Chartwells Catering and ParentPay

    Published 10/09/21, by Megan Innes

    You will be aware that our partners, Mitie (Facilities Management) and Chartwells (Catering) have been working to upgrade systems to move to a cashless system in our canteen area, supported by ParentPay.  We all believe this will provide a more modern, efficient service, and promote a risk-free environment for our students.

    As Chartwells is a separate entity to the school, parents are required to have a separate Chartwells account in ParentPay. Login details were sent out prior to the summer break, with instructions on how to merge the school and Chartwells accounts to avoid the need for separate logins. The vast majority of families have successfully merged the two accounts on ParentPay although we are aware there are some still outstanding. If you still have not been able to activate your Chartwells account through ParentPay, or have misplaced the login details provided, this can only be remedied by Chartwells and we would encourage you to contact Chartwells via

    As you will know, the system was intended to be up and running smoothly at the beginning of term, but there have been problems in doing this. We attach a statement from Mitie explaining this. 

    We are confident the systems have now been successfully merged and that the systems are now showing the correct balances. These should also now be visible to you via your ParentPay accounts. 

    We will continue to support the few students who may still continue to encounter any difficulties at the checkouts.

    Students can access the funds in their account by using our biometric fingerprint system. If you have not, or do not wish to, give consent for your child’s fingerprint to be recorded, staff will be on hand to ensure they still have access to the funds loaded in your Chartwells ParentPay account at the checkouts. 

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued patience with this and wish you all a wonderful weekend. 

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  • Year 7 - Home testing

    Published 10/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Year 7 students will have come home today with COVID-19 self test kits to use if you would like your child to take part in home testing. Please note that as with our on-site provision, testing is voluntary and any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days should not take part.

    The kits are slightly different to the tests students have been using as part of our on-site testing programme, as these tests require both nasal and throat samples. We have uploaded lots of useful guidance on our website via: to help familarise you and your child with the testing process.

    It’s important that each test administered is registered via the Gov website: and our school MS Form: even if the result is negative or void.

    If your child is unable to use the test kits at home, but you would still like them to be involved, please email Mrs Jewell via: and we will organise testing on-site as an alternative. 

    Just a final reminder that on Monday 13 September Year 7 students will be having their school photograph taken during the school day, so please do ensure your child is dressed in full uniform, as PE kits are not required on this day. 

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  • School photographs - Year 7, 9, 11 & 12

    Published 10/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please be aware that the school photographers, Tempest,  will be in school on Monday 13 September to take individual photographs of all students in Years 7, 9, 11 and 12.

    All students in these year groups will need to attend school in full uniform (with the exception of Year 12), PE kits will not be needed on Monday only.  Parents will be able to order photographs directly from the Tempest website.  Students will bring home the necessary information.  Years 7, 9 and 11 will attend from their classrooms and return to class immediately after having their photograph taken.

    Year 12 students will be photographed between 11.10 and 12.10, please see the below table for the timings of tutor groups. 

    If your Year 12 child is not due to be in school at the times shown please ensure they attend for the time shown:

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  • Year 11 newsletter - Friday 10 September

    Published 10/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please find attached below our Year 11 newsletter for the week on behalf of Progress Leader Miss Brooke.

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  • Year 7 - Useful starting arrangements information

    Published 02/09/21, by Megan Innes

    Please find attached below a communication on behalf of Assistant Principal Mrs Husband and Progress Leader Miss Briggs ahead of Year 7 students start tomorrow. 

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