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COVID Information

We have updated our Covid Information page here please take time to read and understand the guidance available should you or a family member develop covid symptoms.

 

 

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Transport Update

From Tuesday 2nd September school buses will resume according to the timetables on our Transport page.  Please be aware that students travelling on any bus service should wear a face covering and respect social distancing.  All services have been reviewed and the following services will have a duplicate bus running in tandem to ensure capacity on the services – SW1, SW2, 168 and 476.

 

Please note the 144 and 146 timetables have been updated with new timings.

 

Parents wishing to pick you child(ren) up after school please be aware you will not be able to access the school car parks and should wait outside of school grounds.

 

Thank you

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Press Release GCSE & Level 1/2 BTEC Results 2020

We would like to take the opportunity to both congratulate and recognise the work of all students over the last three years and acknowledge how well they have handled the unprecedented circumstances; we know it has not been easy. Whatever their results, they should be proud of themselves.

Last week, Year 13 students received their results and there was a great deal of confusion across the country. We have been working hard to support the Year 13 students, and to ensure that the problems experienced last week do not happen to the Year 11 students.

On Monday, the Government announced the system used to decide the GCSE exam outcomes. Students will be given the grade that school thought they would get if they had taken the exam. This is called the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG). Almost all students’ final grade will be the same as their CAG, except in cases where Ofqual’s calculations would have given them a higher grade. No one will get a lower grade than their CAG.

If students intend to join us in the 6th form, they should refer to the Office 365 emails they have received regarding the next steps. They should look to do this as soon as possible so that we can finalise enrolment.

It will be a time of celebration for many students. This has been a tough year for all, in a time of such challenge. St Wilfrid’s will continue to support all students with their progression to ensure they are in the best position to achieve their aspirations.

Well done to all our students for their hard work, we wish them the best of luck in everything that they do.

Elizabeth McGrath

Interim Headteacher

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Press Release A’Level and Level 3 BTEC Results 2020

In the face of a global pandemic and an incredibly demanding year, we would like to thank all our sixth form students for their hard work in completing their level 3 studies and congratulate them on the standards that they have achieved.  We are exceptionally proud of every one of them.

A high number of our students are progressing to study at university and some into employment.

We know that the news reports over recent days about the calculation of grades may have created some confusion and uncertainty, we are here to support all students and we will do everything we can to help students to progress to their university course, apprenticeship or any other destination they aspire to.

Ofqual, the examination regulator, calculated the grades that students have received. Teachers were asked to provide examination boards with predictions of the grades that students would have most likely achieved in the summer examinations.  A statistical model was then applied by the examination regulator to ‘calculate’ the grades awarded.  The prediction given by teachers is referred to as the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG).  On Tuesday 11th August, Ofqual said that students who wish to appeal their Ofqual Calculated Grade, could also use their mock examination result as evidence.

This has been a tough year for our students, teachers, and for all in this time of such challenge. We want you to know that St Wilfrid’s is doing everything we can to make sure students are awarded the outcomes they deserve so that they all can move on to their chosen destinations.

The process to follow to request support or to make an appeal can be accessed on our website.

Well done to all our students for their hard work, we wish them the best of luck in everything that they do.

 

Elizabeth McGrath

Interim Headteacher

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Year 11 and Year 13 Results

Urgent Action Required:

To ensure the efficient distribution of your results by email for Year 11 and Year 13

Following government guidelines, we have put plans in place to ensure the efficient distribution of your results by email and to give you any advice and support you may need on results days. However, this will work differently to previous years.

Parents and students should have received an email regarding summer results days and finalising enrolment in the sixth form college. There are some instructions in the email to verify that you can access your school Microsoft 365 email account.  Please make sure you follow the instructions in the email/letter as this will help us to ensure all students can access their accounts prior to results day.

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3G Pitch Complete

We are delighted to let you know our 3G pitch is now complete and we can’t wait to invite you to use it….

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Learning from Home – Summer 2020

Summer Learning

It has been a difficult few months for everyone and we acknowledge the great work being completed at home by many of our students and their teachers. We have all learned more about how Microsoft Teams can support remote learning, and both teachers and students are increasingly more comfortable with delivering recorded and live lessons. Our teachers have risen to the challenge of devising engaging and accessible lessons for students and use the message thread for feedback and guidance. We recognise that the enforced closure of schools has been unsettling to families, and as a school, we aim to continue to support our students in every way possible. Our School is already preparing for next September and teachers are currently making amendments to their schemes of learning so that the gaps in learning, brought about by school closure, are addressed. As we begin the Summer holidays, our subject leaders have suggested a number of tasks and learning activities that will support our students in their next stage of learning. These will prepare them fully for the new academic year, in September. This learning is optional, but it is good to get into routines and to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills ready for September. These tasks and learning activities can be found here…

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