Category archives: Sixth form news

Year 11/13 cancelled exams – letter from the Principal

A copy of this letter has been emailed to parents/carers of year 11 and 13 students (for whom we have an email address registered) and it has also been posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds

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How to access Microsoft TEAMS via an Xbox or PS4 (for if you don’t have a laptop/tablet/PC)

Brilliant news for any students who have not got access to a laptop, but DO have one of these games consoles; this means that they will still be able to access their live lessons! This link leads to a ‘how to’ video, published by Pontypridd High School (with thanks to them for their time and […]

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Government announcement re: school/academy closure (and students’ learning during that time)

TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021 Following last night’s Government announcement that schools are to close again, we have worked hard today, and will continue to do so over the coming weeks, to revise and expand our existing plans for students’ ongoing learning.  Messages and updates will be communicated via our website (here), our social media feeds […]

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UPDATE ON JANUARY 2021 RETURN TO THE ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS….

WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2020 – 8.00 p.m. IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL, FOLLOWING TODAY’S GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:   As you will have seen on the news, secondary schools and colleges will now not return next week as initially planned.   Year 13 and Year 11 will return on Monday 11th January and all other year […]

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SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER: COVID CASE – PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES……

I have been advised this afternoon of a positive test within Year 10. As a precaution, all Year 10 students must remain at home on Monday 14th December (TOMORROW); those that need to self-isolate, for 10 days, will be advised tomorrow as will those that may return on Tuesday 15th.   Mrs Wilson – Principal

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Seeking OSA year 7 student ‘Royal Shakespeare Ambassadors’….

Miss Bernhard-Bubb has been speaking to year 7 students in the Academy about the opening for four additional student ambassadors, from year 7, as part of our Lead Associate School links with the Royal Shakespeare Company. If there are ANY current students who would like to apply, to ‘champion’ the delights of The Great Baird […]

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NEW COVID case reported – no action required (for information only)

Letter published is available here

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‘End of term’ arrangements letter (and additional day’s closure of the Academy)

Please see letter emailed to parents/carer and published on our Facebook and Twitter social media pages/feeds, here

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NEW COVID case – year 8 working at home until Christmas….

MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER:  Following her receipt of a notification, this morning, of a positive COVID case at the Academy, the Principal arranged for all year 8 parents/carers to be contacted (by ‘phone and/or email) and all year 8 students were collected from the Academy this morning (Monday 7th December). A letter was emailed to all […]

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YEAR 8 STUDENTS NEEDING TO BE COLLECTED, PLEASE……

MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER – IMPORTANT AND URGENT MESSAGE FOR YEAR 8 PARENTS: Please could you arrange to collect your year 8 child from the Academy as soon as possible. Students will need to be collected from the Sports Centre ‘Fire Exit’ doors, adjacent to the Academy’s main reception door. (‘Phone calls are slowly being made […]

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