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Information for parents/carers

Unfortunately, parents of around 15 students have contacted school today to report that their children have shown symptoms of sickness, and a small number of students (4) and two members of staff attending school have shown similar symptoms and have been sent home as a precaution. As a result, the school has sought advice from Public Health England, which recommends the following action: if your child is feeling unwell and is vomiting, please contact your GP in the first instance. If you are unable to contact your GP, Public Health England can be contacted on 03442 254 524. Please quote reference number 631160. We are unable at this time to clearly identify the possible source or cause.

We very much hope those who are feeling unwell do make a swift recovery and are able to enjoy their summer break.


Arrangements for the last day of term – Friday 20 July 2018

As in previous years, on the morning of the last day of term students will have a celebration assembly with their year group, and take part in activities arranged by their Head of Year.

The school day will finish at 1.10pm and students will be permitted to leave.  School buses will be operating to their normal timetable as follows …

1507 service 143 to Ambergate, Bull Bridge, Lower Hartsay and Ripley
1511 service 142 to Ambergate, Bull Bridge and Crich

1515 service 113 to Belper Triangle, Belper Lane End and Hazelwood Church

however, please note that THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE 360 (Harpur’s Coaches) to Openwoodgate, Bargate, Park’s Estate and Milford so students will need to make alternative arrangements to get home.

For those students unable to leave early, there will be supervised activities until the normal end of the school day at 3.00pm.  These students should report to A6 immediately following afternoon registration.

Arrangements for the students’ first day back in September (Wednesday 5 September) are being finalised and will be posted here when available.


Arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term 2018

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

School will re-open to students in these years on Wednesday 5 September 2018 when a staggered start will be in operation as follows:

  • Year 7 need to arrive by 8.40am and report to the area outside PE as they did on the induction day – staff will be around 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 students need to arrive by 9.20am and report to their tutor base
  • Year 11 students need to arrive by 9.45am 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 the above times.

Arrangements for Year 12 students

Wednesday 5 September 2018: Students arrive in the Sixth Form area at 9.00am on to register for courses if they have not done so in advance. For students new to Belper School members of the Sixth Form Team will be available to give a tour of the school and discuss Sixth Form life. All students can then return home for the rest of the day.

Thursday 6 September: Students need to report to their tutor base at 8.40am to meet their tutor and tutor group and collect their timetables. At 9.00am they will meet in the Hall for an assembly with their timetable commencing from Period 2 on that day.

Arrangements for Year 13 students

Tuesday 4 September 2018: Students should arrive in the Sixth Form area at 1.00pm to re-register with courses if they have not done so in advance and organise any course logistics required with teachers, before going home.

Thursday 6 September 2018: Students need to go to their tutor base at 8.40am to meet their tutor and tutor group and collect their timetables. At 9.30am they will meet in the Hall for an assembly with their timetable commencing from Period 2 on that day

 


Parent Portal access during the summer holiday

Due to both an IT maintenance programme and to ensure the smooth running of the summer exams service, Parent Portal will be unavailable between these dates:

Monday 30 July 9.00am to Friday 3 August 4.00pm

Tuesday 14 August 2.00pm to Friday 17 August 10.00am

Tuesday 21 August 2.00pm to Friday 24 August 10.00am

 


Footpath Closure 23rd July to 10th August

Derbyshire County Council will be closing the footpath between Kilbourne Road and the bottom corner of the main car park, that leads past Brooksite Playgroup. This is to allow for resurfacing. The footpath will be closed from 23rd July to 10th August 2018. Further information and a map can be found in the document below

DCC Footpath Closure