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Well done Meg - that’s fantastic!


Some more literature-related films that are on this week


Thank you! 😀


Mr Fisher’s first virtual assembly is now online for all students to watch. Please check Show My Homework for the link. Here’s a photo of our Day School children watching it in the library this morning.


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Well done Year 7! We made it through the first week! Massively proud of you all for working so hard on your Virtual School work. Sad we can’t all be together for a bit, but it’ll make us even stronger when we return. Have a great weekend. Stay safe.


We are delighted to share the first issue of our Virtual School Newsletter. This will be emailed to all parents by Mr Fisher later today. Please share it with your children. Thank you to everyone who contributed - please keep those contributions coming.


Lovely! Thank you! We’ll put this in next week’s newsletter.


Some literature-related films that are on this week


We have seven key worker children attending school today, separated at a safe distance, and four members of staff on site. Thank you to all of our families for making sensible decisions today, helping us to minimise the number of our staff required to travel to school.


Lovely! That looks like a great workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.


That’s really great to hear. 👍


Brilliant! That looks like an excellent workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.


Fingers crossed


We loved seeing Year 8 today. What a wonderful day of lessons. They all acted with such maturity. There are more photos on our Facebook page. We are immensely proud of all of our students and we will miss them very much.


Here is today's letter from Mr Fisher. Information about the virtual school is available here:


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Feels really strange not to have you here today Year 7. Remember that all your work for today is on Show My Homework. I’m looking forward to seeing the work you do! Keep safe guys, see you soon!


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A sad day today. I’m already really looking forward to the day we get to welcome our amazing students back and this room can be filled with music again. Stay safe everyone.


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More great stuff from Year 7 today

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Exam Stress

Working towards exams can creating feelings of worry and being under pressure, especially at secondary school. However there are a range of things that you can do to help deal with the stress that you might be feeling:

  1. Be realistic
  2. Get started
  3. Revise
  4. Do the best you can
  5. Reward yourself
  6. Take breaks
  7. Take one step at a time

Watch out for the signs:

As parents/carer it is vital you look out for signs of stress in your child. These signs come in a variety of different ways:

  • Worry
  • Feeling tense
  • Headaches and stomach pains
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in food/eat more than normal
  • Seems negative and low in mood
  • Hopeless feelings about the future.

What you can do to help:

  1. Make sure your child eats well
  2. Help your child get enough sleep
  3. Be flexible around household jobs
  4. Help them study
  5. Talk about exam nerves
  6. Encourage exercise
  7. Don’t add to the pressure
  8. Make time for treats

You should seek further help from your GP, if your child anxiety or low mood is severe, persists and interferes with everyday life.

Further information: