Letter to parents (06/01/21)



Dear Parent/Carer

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

I write to you with important information regarding the school in this third National lockdown and to allay ‘concerns’ in these increasingly uncertain times.

Remote Learning

All learning is now available on-line in a blend of face to face ‘Microsoft Teams’ lessons and on-line resources to support this. All students should be engaged with on-line learning which is accessed through ‘Student Zone’ on the website. There is a useful recorded webinar of our head Prefect taking students step by step through the process of accessing the face to face offer. Please ensure that your child follows their normal school timetable. Work will be set by teachers and there will be various ways that this can be submitted through SMHW, through email attachment and by bringing work in at the end of the lockdown.


We have given out a significant number of laptops recently and still have some available. Please contact Ms Hartshorne by email if your child does not have access to a laptop or to the internet and we will try to support you with this – or phone the main office 01162703176.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals are available in the form of food parcels, sufficient to cover two weeks’ worth. These can be ordered by contacting reception on 01162703176 and can be collected by appointment from Monday 11th onwards. Please note that these food parcels are very heavy and come in three flimsy bags. Please ensure that an adult collects the parcels and that strong bags are provided for transportation. Apologies, because of the lockdown, we have no means of delivering these.

Welfare Calls

The school is aiming to make fortnightly welfare calls to ensure that students are safe and well. These will start from Monday 11th January and, after the first one has taken place, can be scheduled for mutual convenience.

Resource Collection

If your child needs any support material, pens, pencils, paper, exercise books or text books, these can be collected from reception by prior appointment.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the school on 01162703176 and someone will try to get back to you within the working day.


I send you my very best wishes

Yours faithfully

Anna Fisher (Principal)