Update 10th September 2021
Posted 10th September 2021
To all parents and carers
Greetings, from LCS.
We have had a very positive start to the new term.
Students have settled well and, most importantly, appear happy and relaxed in lessons and around the building. Our new Year 7 students, in particular, have been excellent this week.
All students will complete their second on-site Covid-19 tests today and will be provided with testing kits for the next few weeks. The latest information we have from the DfE is still that the guidance around testing of students will be reviewed at the end of this month, so students should continue to test at home on a Sunday and Wednesday evening, until further notice.
Please continue to follow government guidance for testing and self-isolation and do not send your child to school if they have symptoms, or have tested positive for Covid-19.
We have experienced significant issues with traffic congestion on roads around the school site this week. Earlier this week, I sent a text message to all parents and carers alerting them to the situation and asking for your cooperation. Roadworks in the local area, coupled with all students arriving at school for 8-40am for the first time since before the Covid-19 pandemic, has caused significant issues and I am in communication with the Local Authority regarding the matter.
If all parents and carers could continue to encourage students to walk to school, where safe to do so, or collect them away from the school site, this would help the situation greatly.
Local roadworks are also impacting on the school bus and there have been some issues with the bus arriving to school on time at the start and end of the school day. Students late to school due to delays with the school bus will not be sanctioned for this, but please be aware that the school bus may not leave site until 3-30pm most evenings, at this present time.
This week, we have published our programme of extra-curricular activities for all students, which can also be seen on our website at:
There are a wide variety of activities available and we would like students to be involved in at least one activity, or club, every couple of weeks. This is a key part of our recovery curriculum and activities will continue to be added through the year.
Finally, I would like to thank, once again, our amazing staff and volunteers who have been working in our Covid-19 Testing Centre this week. A number of our volunteers also gave their time back in the Spring and I am extremely grateful for their commitment to our school.
Enjoy your weekend. Keep safe.
Jon Wilding - Headteacher