Thursday 31st December 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,
I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
Since term ended for the Christmas break, there has been much activity from the Government and the Department for Education regarding issues such as a staggered return of students in January. After recent updated guidance I wanted to clarify what the arrangements were for your child at the Beacon Centre.
Monday 4th January has always been planned as an INSET day for staff, therefore school will be closed for ALL students, both at Primary and Secondary.
Our main intentions are to ensure your child’s education, health and wellbeing is protected whilst supporting you as much as possible. Therefore, both sites will be open as normal on Tuesday 5th January and you are encouraged to send your child as normal.
You will be contacted by your child’s tutor / class teacher on Monday 4th January to discuss the planned testing system in school.
Given the developing situation, we will communicate any changes to parents / carers as quickly as possible. Please contact school if you have any concerns or questions from Monday 4th January.
Again, many thanks for your support in 2020 and we all wish you a safe, happy and peaceful 2021.
Take care and best wishes,
Dominick Gray
Deputy Head Teacher