The Department of Health has assured us that the school environment is a safe place for all students and staff. We do understand that there may be a certain level of apprehension during the first week back, so in order to help make the return as calm as possible and to ease any nerves, we have implemented the following:

- On Monday, there will be an extended tutor period until 10 am for most students. This is to remind students of the importance of good personal hygiene and to answer any questions.

- We will not be holding any assemblies for at least the first few days.

- We will alter the timing of some of our breaks, thereby minimising cross-over between different year groups

We are pleased to confirm that cleaning teams have been operating every day of half-term to ensure that the school has been deep cleaned and we are very grateful to them for their efforts.

We look forward to seeing our students in the classroom again, building on the great fortnight we saw post-lockdown, where student engagement was very pleasing in the majority of our students.