Headteacher Update – 10th July 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

I am sure many of you will have seen the updated guidance from Welsh Government on Thursday afternoon confirming that schools will reopen to all students at the start of the autumn term. This is likely to be a phased return with all students being in school full time from 14th September. We will review the detailed guidance next week and I am hoping to be able to share our plans and answer any questions you may have prior to breaking up for the summer.

Thank you so much to all the families who have been able to send their child back to school. Our attendance has increased this week and as well as checking in and catching up with our students, we hope these sessions have helped to reassure your child and to better prepare them to face the challenges of the new academic year.

Just a reminder that we break up for the summer on Friday 17th July. Students will be set some project work to do over the summer which will support them in their transition to the new academic year in September.

I am sure everyone is extremely familiar with the COVID-19 guidance but I would reiterate that under no circumstances should your child be sent into school if they are feeling unwell or if they have any of the three identified symptoms including a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste and smell, or if they have tested positively for COVID 19 within the last 14 days. Likewise, if anyone in your household has tested positively or is displaying symptoms, your child should not attend.

Please can students bring water with them and remember to follow the three-step hand hygiene rule:

  • Sanitise
  • Wash
  • Sanitise

There is no requirement for school uniform for this term but please be aware that the Governing Body have made the decision that students will be required to wear school uniform at the start of the next academic year. Details of the stores that supply our uniform are on our website.

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to run our usual GCSE and A Level results day so results will be emailed to all students. We will, however, be offering individual appointments for any students who need to meet with staff from school to discuss their results. Further details of the GCSE and A Level results process will be sent next week.

If there are any key workers with children in Year 7 who need childcare over the summer holiday, Newport City Council will also be offering childcare for the children of Key workers. The online application to access this provision remains on the NCC website.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Kind Regards


Gill Lee (Mrs)