10 July 2020
Dear Parents, Carers and Students
Year 6 Senior Team welcome
Over the last two days it has been our pleasure to welcome our new students to Baylis Court school. Using SchoolCloud we have talked to our new Year 7 students, telling them about the wonderful community that they are about to join and asking whether they have any questions. All of the students that I spoke to were excited about Baylis Court school and cannot wait until their induction day on Thursday 3 September.
I sensed that some of the parents were also excited and wanted to take advantage of the richness of opportunity at Baylis Court as well, but alas I don’t think they would fit into the uniform!
Well done to Ms Mathews, who will be the new Head of Learning for year 7, for organising what was a very successful welcome.
Autumn Exam dates
Ofqual have said that A-level exams will take place between October 5 and October 23, and GCSEs between November 2 and November 23.
The autumn exam series will be for any students who feel that they could improve their centre-assessed grades which will be given to students on A level results day, 13 August and GCSE results day, 20 August.
Information regarding entry deadlines will be given to students directly.
End of term arrangements
Next week is the final week of the academic year. It will be a normal school day up to the end of period 3 (12:20). At 12:20 each year group will have an assembly and then online school will finish at 12:50. Students who are in school will finish at 13:00.
September 2020 Opening
We are still finalising the arrangements for September which will be sent out early next week via in-touch. Please make sure that we have your most up to date contact details and email.
The first week will be as follows:
- Tuesday 1st September INSET day 1
- Wednesday 2nd September INSET day 2
- Thursday 3rd September New Year 7 and new Year 12 only
- Friday 4th September All other year groups
Have a great weekend!
Baylis Court School
What to do if you, or any members of your household, display Coronavirus symptoms
1. If at any time you feel that you have Coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) you must contact your GP or 111. You must self-isolate at home and your parents must contact the appropriate medical service(s).
a. Do not leave your home.
b. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support social bubble, must also self-isolate.
c. Get a test to check whether you have Coronavirus as soon as possible
2. It’s very important that you stay at home, if you have symptoms that may be caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) or you live with someone that has symptoms.
If you have had COVID-19, you should stay at home for 7 days from the day the symptoms started. All other household members should isolate as a household for 14 days, even if they don’t have symptoms themselves. The 14-day period starts from the first day you had symptoms.
If others in your household develop symptoms within the 14 days, they need to stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms started. They should do this even if it takes them over the original 14-day isolation period.
If you are classed as clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable, the rules are different for you. please see the Government website for more information
The Big Bang is back - and this time, it’s digital! Meet the inspirational scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and students doing incredible things during lockdown.
Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering, & COVID-19 is a free online event day that celebrates their achievements, hears about challenges, innovation and collaboration, and explores some upsides to lockdown.
A-Level Results Day, Thursday 13th August 2020, results will be e-mailed to pupils on their school e-mail address at 9:00am.
GCSE Results Day, Thursday 20th August 2020, results will be e-mailed to pupils on their school e-mail address at 9:00am.
For more information please see our website