Letters to Parents

Letter re Key Stage 3 Reading

This year the school has signed up to a scheme called Bookbuzz.

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

Over the next few weeks all students in KS3 will have the opportunity to select a book from the books below. The remaining books will be in the school library if they have a problem choosing. Here are the books available.

The closing date for book selection is in November and the books should be at school in the New Year. We will keep you informed.

Kind regards

Mary Brown

Covid-19 Letter from Public Health England 23.09.20

Helplines and Links to Government Guidance

The NHS and the Department for Education have released a new helpline to answer questions about COVID – 19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

Guidance on Coronavirus may be found at:


Google Classroom

Email to parents re Google Classroom