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School Reopening Information – March 2021

We very much look forward to welcoming your child back into school next week as we continue to work together in providing the best education we can so that every student in our care reaches their potential.
Please find below, information regarding mass testing and school reopening.

Testing Information

If you have given consent for your child to be tested, a letter has been sent to you identifying the time of their first test on the allocated days below. Your child should arrive at school at the allocated time and once they have had their test, they are to return home.

Thursday 4 March

Years 11, 12 and 13

Friday 5 March

Years 7, 8 and 10

Monday 8 March

Year 9

Start date and times

School reopens for face to face education week commencing Monday 8 March.

Monday 8 March

ALL students in Years 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are expected to return to school on Monday.

To facilitate a smooth start to reopening, we have staggered the start time for each year group. Students need to arrive at school, lining up in their forms at the front of school, at the identified time below. There will be a short welcome assembly and then students will follow their timetabled lessons for the remainder of the day. School will finish at 3:05.

Year 12 & 13: 8:50 am

Year 11: 9:30 am

Year 7: 10:10 am

Year 8 10:50 am

Year 10: 11:30 am

Students in Year 9 are to remain at home on Monday and access their learning through Synergy.

Tuesday 9 March

Year 9 students are to arrive at school at the normal time. At 8:55, students will line up at the front of school and then have a short welcome assembly in the school hall. Following the assembly, the year group will follow their timetabled lessons for the remainder of the day.

ALL other year groups are expected in school and will follow their timetabled lessons 8:55-3:05.

Wednesday 10 March onwards

ALL students in ALL year groups will follow their timetabled lessons 8:55 – 3:05.


School attendance is compulsory: the only exceptions will be where a student is unable to attend in line with public health advice. This would be due to self-isolation, symptoms or a positive test result, or because they are in close contact of someone who has the virus.

Absences must be reported to school through the normal channels.


Students should be in their full school uniform or in their MBA PE kit on the days they timetabled to have PE. If there are any issues surrounding school uniform, please contact your child’s respective Head of Year.

Staying safe

To help reduce transmission, we continue to adopt a year group ‘bubble’ approach and have a risk assessment in place that is reviewed weekly. Each year group will remain in their allocated zones across the school where they will be taught most of their lessons and spend their lunchtime. Students will access specialist rooms to enable them to continue studying their existing subjects. The bubble approach, removes the need for students to socially distance from their year group peers. It will be a requirement that students wear a face covering in the classroom as well as in indoor communal spaces across the school site unless they are exempt for medical reasons.