I hope that you have been able to take some sort of break over the Spring Bank Holiday period. During half term, the Prime Minister has given further statements about secondary schools starting to reopen for small numbers of students in Years 10 and 12.
I am sure that, like me, you have been watching the news over the last week or so to
try to decipher the messages about schools returning next half term. I am sure that
you will appreciate that it is very difficult to plan when everything is still subject to
changing announcements from the government or the Department for Education. The
current expectation is for us to look to provide some opportunity for students in Years
10 and 12 to come into school towards the end of next half term.
This is the fifth school week of the lockdown and the seventh week overall. Everyone is
dealing with the lockdown in different ways but one thing is clear – most people are beginning
to tire of being shut away and everyone is beginning to speculate about how and when we can return to any sort of ‘normality’.
Information and work for potential Aldridge School Sixth Form students can be found on this page.
Application to Aldridge School Sixth form.
Many of you are asking about your applications to sixth form. All applications will be processed, but your final exam results MUST meet the initial entry criteria as set out in the prospectus to be considered for a place at Aldridge sixth form. You MUST also meet the additional entry criteria for your chosen subjects.
We are now in week 1 of the summer term and it is clear that we will not be returning to school for some time yet and, even when that eventually happens, it is not likely to mean being able to return straight back to normal. As we move into this term I will try to update you regularly. Please see the information enclosed which I hope you will find useful. Thank you for your continued support and the positive messages which we have received at this difficult and unprecedented time.
This page contains information relating to the closure of the school following the governments directive that all schools should close indefinitely. You’ll find details on how to ask for your password to be reset, links to work to be completed during the closure, links to past exam papers, details of how to access Google Classroom and all of our COVID-19 letters. We intend to update the work uploaded so please check back frequently.
Today we have received the first instructions to schools regarding the awarding of grades for this summer’s GCSE and A Level candidates who are not able to sit examinations.
We are now in week 2 of the national lockdown and I wanted to send you some information about how we are working.
If you are worried about the safety of a child:
Call Walsall MASH 0300 5552866
In an emergency or imminent injury: Call Police 999 or 101
For advice on safety of children, Childline is available for young people and adults to call 0800 1111
General information can be found at Walsall Children and Young People Service Directory can be viewed http://www.mywalsall.org
For information about local food banks click here
Following the allocation of places for September 2020 should you wish to appeal for a place please read the Appeals Procedure document on this page, then complete an Appeals Form and return it to school by 20th April 2020.
Please return completed forms and any supporting evidence by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 April 2020.
Deadline for appeals is 20th April 2020
Whether you have spent the last five years at Aldridge School or you are joining us from another school, we offer you something special – the opportunity to achieve academic success and the chance to develop as an individual so that you leave us happy, confident and well prepared for the next phase in your life, be it work or university.