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Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for parents

In light of the Prime Minister's announcement Longdean is only open for children of key workers and invited students if no other childcare is available. If at all possible keep your children at home to protect the NHS and save lives as per government advice.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.


Update from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents and Guardians

No real announcements today as no developments that impact on school.  I have outlined a couple of reminders about Easter and an article on grade awarding in the Summer.

Ofqual guidance on grades:


This link is to an article outlining the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) response the rationale for awarding of grades. I am pleased they have noted the detrimental impact on Year 9 & 10 students that we share. We will see how this develops this week.

Easter opening:

Second reminder is if your child is in school at all over the holidays please remember it is 9am to 3pm and lunch will be provided.  We are expecting 7 students. We will not deliver formal lessons but activities for approximately 90 minutes.  Students in Years 9 - 11 will be given the option to complete coursework.

Sessions will roughly run as follows:

9 -10.30 am
10.30 - 11 am break
11am - 12.30 pm
12.30 pm lunch
1.30 - 3pm

A positive from the Mayor:

Just read of the schools contribution and your delivery of food to support our fantastic NHS colleagues. It’s a great accolade to the community work of the school – well done.

And finally:

 Today I had the pleasure of meeting my new neighbour.  I asked him where his partner was and what she did for a job. He explained that she  had just returned from a night shift on the ICU  at Watford General Hospital.  She has to arrive at 6.30 to spend 60 minutes getting dressed in her PPE gear.  She then works from 8pm to 8am dealing solely with those suffering from covid 19.  Members of her team have sadly succumbed to this virus as have a number of her patients. Many she sees on each shift are not likely to be there when she returns.  She has set up an isolation room at home in case she develops symptoms herself.  This is the reality we face at the moment.  It is for this reason I fully support the sentiment of the quote  ' that heroes don't always wear capes, sometimes they wear scrubs.'   Please support all our NHS staff by following the rules to stay at home even in this good weather.   My neighbour is adamant that this will make a difference. I have nothing but admiration for her and her colleagues and I will be proud to deliver our small contribution of PPE to her hospital tomorrow.

Look after yourselves, look out for each other and stay safe. 

Spring 2020

Mon 06 Jan - Term Starts
Mon 17 Feb-Fri 21 Feb - Half Term 
13:30 Fri 03 Apr - Term End

Summer 2020

Mon 20 Apr - Inset Day
Tue 21 Apr - Term Starts
Fri 8 May - Bank Holiday
Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May - Half Term
13:30 Fri 17 Jul - End of Term

Term Dates 20-21
04 Apr 2020
Easter Holiday
04 Apr 2020
Easter Holiday
04 Apr 2020
Easter Holiday
04 Apr 2020
Easter Holiday
04 Apr 2020
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04 Apr 2020
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04 Apr 2020
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04 Apr 2020
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04 Apr 2020
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04 Apr 2020
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