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End of Term Letter.

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are fast approaching what has been probably the most challenging year any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Our advent preparations culminate in Christmas Liturgies for all years in the final week. We look forward to 2021 with great optimism knowing that the vaccination roll out is underway and that we are stronger as a result of the adversity we have faced and weathered together.

There is some key information that must be shared to aid both the end of term but also the support we offer each other during these difficult times. Logistics around the final day and return point are below. However, one major adjustment to this traditional letter is the need to reaffirm the college role in support of the Covid ‘track and trace’ response. Please can I remind parents that any positive cases should be notified via the college website and the link here. Schools are required to maintain their obligation to monitor positive cases up until 24 December 2020 and we resume this process on 2 January 2021 in order to manage absences. Please can we ask for your continued support in this important measure.

The college will close to students for the Christmas holiday at 12:00noon on Friday, 18 December 2020. Unfortunately, the college buses cannot be rescheduled at this time.

To help celebrate the end of term, the final day will again be “Christmas Jumper” day. Please note this is not a non-uniform day. We will re-open to students on Monday, 11 January 2021.

Please I can remind you that students must return to college wearing all compulsory items of school uniform including school shoes, tie, jumper and blazer. Items such as trainers, hoodies, jewellery, make-up, earphones, acrylic nails, false eyelashes are banned and should not be seen in college. In addition, I must also ask that your child continues to arrive to college wearing a suitable face covering as the risks posed by Covid-19, despite the roll out of the vaccine, remain very high within our community.

On behalf of the governors, staff and students of the college, I wish all our students, parents and their families a happy and Holy Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Mr G R Potts DL