Guidance & Welfare

A Personal Approach

Care, guidance and support are strengths of the school. Individual support includes a highly effective full-time Student Support Worker, an extremely strong SEN team and a successful liaison and transition programme, which is annually commended by parents and Year 7 students. Our Heads of Year are approachable, skilled and knowledgeable about their year group and work very closely with external agencies, drop in services and the locality team to provide a range of supportive and targeted interventions for students and their families.

The Heads of Year, along with their team of experienced tutors, strive to ensure the needs of all our students are met and that all concerns meet with an effective response. Student voice is an important feature of the school. Made up with representatives from the Year Councils, the Student Forum plays a key role in decision-making. It is run by the Head Boy and Head Girl, chosen via an interview panel, and regularly meets to discuss issues such as teaching and learning, charity fund-raising and eco-awareness.

Full details of the provision at the school is available in our Supplementary Information Booklet.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson