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6 December 2019


Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.


We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 


However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.


I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.


Thank you for your support.


Kind regards


Alison Downey




Sports Day 2019

Another fabulous day down at Barn Elms grounds with secondary and 6th form sports day. Was great to see so much student engagement with Year 10 and Year 12 teaming up to compete. Final congratulations MUST go to winners Turing who were head and shoulders above the rest on the day. Great to see parents coming down to show their support. If you can make it down next year - please come and show your support!