Dear parents, carers and families,
TEMPORARY UNIFORM CHANGES
I am writing to inform you of our arrangements for uniform. At this current time, when we are all dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, we need to keep our classrooms well ventilated.
We are lucky that, as an Academy, we have a modern building that is well ventilated and with CO2 monitors installed in every classroom. This means that we do not need to have windows open all the time (unlike some other schools). This also means that we are able to maintain our classroom temperatures most of the time.
That said, we know that the weather is getting colder and that sometimes our classrooms can feel cold.
Therefore, we are making the following, TEMPORARY, changes to our uniform policy. We will review this decision at February half term.
Students can wear the following items underneath their blazer to support with keeping warm. These are not replacements for the school blazer, and that is still COMPULSORY for all students.
- A Farnborough black jumper (this is normal uniform)
- A Farnborough PE hoody (this is not normal uniform)
- Any PLAIN black jumper (not a hoody). Plain means no logos or visible markings (This is not normal uniform).
- Students MUST wear their blazer over the above items.
All other outdoor clothing, including coats and hoodies, should be removed when students enter the classroom.
If you need support with any of these items, please let your child’s head of year know and we may be able to support you.
END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS
We will shortly be communicating our end of term arrangements. Our last day of term will be Friday December 17th. Students will be in school for a full day of learning that day.
START OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS
We have been informed by the government that we need to run a lateral flow testing programme for all students in the first week back after Christmas. With this in mind, we are likely to need a staggered start to the first week back, and we are grateful for your support with this. I will send our further information before the end of term.