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Coronavirus Updates

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility,  and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing or calling 0333 602115 by 9am the day before.

For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing.


Other letters about Coronavirus are below.

Letter to all parents – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 27.03.20

Letter to parents – Year 11 and 13 27.03.20

23.03.20 – Key Workers

School Closure Guidance

Key Workers

Update 19.03.20

We will of course keep all parents up to date with any further announcements. 


Admissions 2020/21

All admission acceptances and appeals forms should be emailed to Please do not bring them in at the school. Ms Wood will be in touch soon to confirm receipt of documents. However, please email the Admissions email for any queries or concerns. We hope everyone is safe and well and we look forward to meeting you in September.

Art and Design

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 Art and Design students will build on skills such as:

* The observation and recording of visual images and through these activities the expression of feelings and emotions.

* The study of the work of Artists, Photographers, Designers, Craft Makers alongside the study of work from a variety of cultures and eras.

* The development of planning and visualization skills.

* The intuitive and logical processes of designing.

* Promoting visual enquiry, creative and imaginative thought, and applying aesthetic principles.

The department’s focus for assessing pupil progress as laid out within the various Key Stages simplifies into the following key areas:

* Recording.

* Developing.

* Refining.

* Presenting a Personal Response.

Within this the main underlying focus is on knowledge, understanding and skills. Key skills which are looked for within Art and Design include:

* Creativity.

* Exploring and experimenting.

* Taking risks and learning from mistakes.

* Competence using a variety of different media.

* Analysing and Evaluating.

* Designing and Planning.

* Critical and cultural knowledge and understanding.

* Research and investigational skills.