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13th March 2020

Postponement of Year 8 Parents' Evenings

The school has regretfully taken the decision to postpone the Year 8 Parents’ Evenings due to be held on 18 and 23 March.

This is not due to any immediate issues we are having related to the coronavirus but because we recognise there is a growing likelihood of disruption to the education system (through possible absences and even closures) and we need to give staff adequate time to prepare systems so that we can continue to support students with their education whether in school or at home.

We are not removing the opportunity for parents to meet with class teachers of Year 8, just postponing the event until the Summer Term and we will write to parents at the start of next term with the revised dates for the Parents’ Evenings. If you have any immediate concerns please do get in touch with either Mrs Alford, (Pupil Secretary) or your child’s tutor who will direct your query as appropriate.

We hope that you will understand that this decision was not made lightly but we want to ensure that we have everything in place IF there should be any disruption over the coming weeks, and for this to happen we need to allow adequate time for teaching staff to work together and prepare. Thank you.