Exam results days – 17 and 24 August 2017

School will be open from 9.00am to 3.00pm on both examination results days as follows:

Thursday 17 August 2017 –  AS AND A2 RESULTS (Year 12 and Year 13)
Thursday 24 August 2017 – GCSE RESULTS (Year 11)

From 9.00am to 12.00noon, results will be available to collect from the school hall.  Between 12.00noon and 3.00pm, results can be collected from Visitor Reception.  Any results not collected by 3.00pm will be posted first class to students’ home addresses.

You must bring ID with you.  If you are unable to collect results yourself, they can be collected by another person but only if they bring a letter with them authorising them to do so which is signed by you.  They will also need to bring their own ID.

If you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding your results, we would recommend collecting results in person as early as possible on the results days.

We would ask you not  to telephone or email school to ask if the results have arrived or to ask to be given your results.   Staff are not permitted to give information over the phone or by email as this will only delay the already lengthy task of gathering together results from several different examination boards.   In addition, your request may well delay other students getting their results.

Staggered start arrangements – Autumn term 2017

Arrangements for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students

School will re-open to students in these years on Wednesday 6 September 2017 when a staggered start will be in operation as follows:

  • Year 7 students need to arrive by 8.40am and report to the area outside PE – staff will be outside school to direct students.
  • Year 8 students need to arrive by 8.40am and report to their tutor base
  • Year 9 students need to arrive by 9.20am and report to the area outside PE
  • Year 10 and 11 students need to arrive by 9.20am and report to their tutor base

Important: Any students arriving in school earlier due to transport reasons should report to SR1 where they will be supervised until it is time to go to tutor bases.

Arrangements for Year 12 students

  • On Wednesday 6 September 2017, students who have not confirmed their place on results day will need to arrive at 9.00am and report to the sixth form area in order to register. Students may then return home for the rest of the day.  Year 12 students who have already confirmed their place do not need to attend school on this day.
  • On Thursday 7 September 2017 students will need to report to their tutor base at 8.35am. Students will attend an assembly at 9.00am with lessons commencing period 2.

Arrangements for Year 13 students

  • On Tuesday 5 September 2017 (INSET day) Year 13 students should report to the sixth form area at 1.00pm to re-register with courses before going home.
  • Year 13 students do not need to attend on Wednesday 6 September 2017.
  • On Thursday 7 September 2017, students should report to their tutor base at 8.35am. Students will attend an assembly at 9.25am with lessons commencing period 2.

Snap Map – advice to parents regarding the Snapchat upgrade

Parents/Carers may already be aware of growing concerns surrounding a new upgrade to the Snapchat app called Snap Map.  This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos.  The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji (their cartoon avatar within Snapchat), pinpointed on a world map.  Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.

Child Protection at Derbyshire County Council have asked us to make parents/carers aware of this, and to share a youtube video where a 14 year old demonstrates and explains the app.  To view the video, click here.

A Snapchat Guide for Parents has been produced which you can view/download by clicking on the link below.



Requests for leave of absence during term-time

The following guidance has been received from Derbyshire County Council regarding the above, which we have been asked to pass on to our parents/carers.

School is only able to grant requests for leave of absence during term time for exceptional circumstances.  Leave of absence request forms can be obtained from the School Office or from the school website.  If the leave of absence is due to a holiday, the form must be submitted before booking the holiday.  Please note the new guidance (above) which comes into effect on 1 September 2017.