23rd April 2021

Dear Students, Parents & Carers,

Thank you for your ongoing help and support in following the COVID-19 rules, restrictions and testing procedures. New tests are available for collection from our Main Reception. Please remember to report results of all tests to the NHS and the school.

Year 12 EPQ opportunity:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XO3HYfrDJRNGWOZDM6dWhK6H-CV2IBy_/view?usp=sharing (starts 24 seconds in – sorry!)

Year 13 exams update:


Lanyards should be worn by all students, visitors and staff, at all times.  This is so that we can easily identify students and adults as being part of our community and therefore keep everyone safe.  I will be reminding everyone over the coming weeks, as your and our safety is a priority.

Year 12 will be sitting end of year trial exams for 5 days from July 1st. Please speak to your teachers about the content you need to prepare for these exams and check with them that any additional exam arrangements e.g. extra time, are in place.  We use these exam results to decide if you are ready to progress to Year 13, to help us with predicted grades for UCAS applications and to identify any gaps in learning caused by the lockdown period. In the event of further COVID-19 restrictions returning, we would also be using them as evidence for your final grades.  Full exam timetables will be published in the coming weeks. If you are worried or feeling stressed about these exams, the best thing you can do is prepare early for them and speak to staff or student services who are here to support you and offer advice.

Keep safe and best wishes.

Dave Mumford

Head of School – The Island VI Form