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Coronavirus COVID-19

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ZOE Letter 

Update Letter - 24 November 

School opens as normal w/c 16 November 

School shut to a Year Group each day w/c 9 November

Letter from DCC

Temporary Closures for Specific Year Groups 

Temporary Closure of the Sixth Form 

Covid - change of rule regarding wearing face coverings 

Covid Confirmed Case 

Headteacher Update - 7 October 

Public Health England Letter 

Blended Learning Letter

Blended Learning Information 

Head's Letter re 1st Week Back

Covid - what to do table 

Head's Welcome Back Letter 

Letter regarding PPE in school 

Year 11 Return to School Details 

Year 10 Return to School Details 

Year 9 Return to School Details

Year 8 Return to School Details 

Letter re Students Return in September


Letter re Shardlow Bus for September Start

Parent Guidance for Mainstream Bus Travel

TLES Risk Assessment for Full Opening

Derbyshire COVID Infection Flowchart September 2020


Safeguarding & Child Protection during COVID-19 School Closure

Remote Access - Students Guide

Remote App on a Chromebook

Remote App on an Apple Device

How to Download and Install Microsoft Office

If your circumstances have changed and you think you may now be entitled to Free School Meals, please go to the DCC Website to complete the application form. 


We appreciate that this is an unprecedented time for all of us and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can support students and parents at home.

All students should have work set by each subject to continue their education at home and students should be working through these each day. It is advised that students should follow a daily timetable which covers all of their subjects throughout the week. Students should also factor in time for reading, physical activities and other wellbeing activities. Work set may take the form of ongoing projects, online learning or other tasks as opposed to the normal hour long lessons in school. This has been set on Class Charts and more will be added in the coming weeks. We are also investigating other ways in which we can educate offsite. If you have any Class Charts questions, then please contact main reception for support.

In addition, we are fully aware that students may be missing the pastoral care that the school provides. A member of staff will be contacting you on a regular basis to ‘catch up’ with you so please get in touch if there’s any way in which we can support you or your child during this difficult period. 

Thank you for your support during this time.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Advice for parents

School Nurse - Poster

Useful Websites

Parent Guide

Helping children cope with stress

Tip Sheet 1

Tip Sheet 2

Tip Sheet 3

Tip Sheet 4

Tip Sheet 5

Tip Sheet 6

Wellbeing Pack for Self Isolation

Face Covid - practical steps for responding to the crisis

Wellbeing Newsletter May

Government Guidance

Stay at Home Guidance

Social Distancing Guidance

Useful Resources for Students


Accelerated Reader

Presentation regarding Seneca & other useful websites

My Tutor Online 



For those students who will not be expected to continue to come into school from Monday, work will be set via the Class Charts on-line portal for all subjects. In addition, you will find useful links below for other online learning resources.


Art Activities

PE workouts


Business KS4 and KS5 Links

Mandarin Links

French KS3 Links, French KS4 Links, French KS5 Links,

Spanish KS3 Links, Spanish KS4 Links, Spanish KS5 Links


English, English Language Resources


KS4 Maths, Maths

Year 9 Workplan

Year 10 Workplan

Maths Chase


Science Lessons, Science awards you can complete from home, Mystery Science

Social Sciences

Geography KS4 , Geography Games, Geography Quizzes

History, Big History Project



ICT, Creative Computer Programming, Learn Computer Programming Skills,,,,



Nature Detectives, Mini Courses in Subjects, You tube videos on subjects, Learn a Language for free

Online Safety

Being aware of what your child/ren are doing online is extremely important and communicating regularly about this will help. Social networking can offer a lot of positives, but can also pose some problems for children. It’s important to monitor your child’s profiles online to ensure that they are being safe online, this includes checking their ‘friends’ are people that they actually know and trust.

A useful guide to the different social networking sites can be found here. As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping young people safe, we would like to share a useful website for parents - stop, speak, support and Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers.

Students who need to can contact childline.


Derbyshire LGBT+ - New Late Night Telephone Service

Whilst face to face services are still limited, Derbyshire LGBT+ are trialling a late-night telephone service on Wednesdays between 8.00 – 10.00 pm. Call and speak to a member of the team for a friendly ear and to find out more about the group’s services. Call – 07484694832

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