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School Closure Update – 02/03/2018

Based on the current weather and the forecast for tomorrow we have made the decision to close the school tomorrow. Tutors will be in contact with all Parents & Carers shortly.

Work is still available on Google classroom for all students.

Weather Disruptions Update – 01/03/2018

The school will be closed from 11.30am Thursday 1st March 2018 and the site to students until Monday 5th March 2018. This is due to the forecasted worsening weather conditions and the increased risk of transport to school being unavailable due to safety.  
Staff will be in contact to set work and mange the ‘live’ google classroom throughout Thursday and Friday. Students will be able to email staff using their school google mail accounts. Any concerns or difficulties can be resolved by emailing where Mr Dawkins will be happy to help.  

School Site Closure 01/03/2018 & 02/03/2018

A decision has been made to close the school site for students for the next two days, this is due to the forecasted adverse weather conditions and a statement issued by Hampshire transport that they may not be able to fulfill transport duties during this time. The current forecast demonstrates a worsening picture as Thursday progresses and we would not want to be in a position of having any students stranded on site. By notifying you now we are providing adequate (although not ideal) time to make arrangements for this change in school routine.

As a viable alternative it is the intention of the school to provide home education on these 2 days to all students. Staff will visit all students at home, throughout the course of the day for a short period of time, if it is deemed safe to do so. This will allow us to provide education on an individual basis but removes the current uncertainty over transport arrangements. To aid in the delivery of this action a ‘Google Classroom’ has been created to provide activities and resources for students work. Instructions to access this can be found on the website or recent school letter.

If the forecasted weather is as severe as indicated tomorrow then we may decide to close the school totally – staff will phone you directly and/or text to inform you of this decision. This would mean that no staff will be visiting homes however the ‘Google classroom’ online resources will still be available. If the school is closed tomorrow then it is very likely that this will also occur on Friday.

Weather warning & Snow

As you all may be aware the Met office have forecast snow during this week.

As a preemptive measure we are taking this opportunity to inform parents about how we will operate if the snow causes any disruption.

Please click here to view a letter that has been sent home to all parents/carers.

Service children in education

Please see below some information the Department for Education have asked us to distribute about Service families.  If you are unsure if you qualify, the link in the notice should give you guidance.


Cold Weather


Please send your son to school dressed appropriately for the weather we are experiencing. Coats and jumpers are a must this time of year.

Can we also ask you keep an eye on this website, our twitter page and we will also text for any updates regarding the school day.

If you son is unwell please keep them home and remember to phone in to let us know.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01489582684


Message for Students

Message for Students


You may be aware of an explicit video involving a teenager and a child which has been shared far and wide on social media.


There is a police investigation into this matter which is ongoing and those people seen in the video are being supported by specialist police officers. A man has been arrested in connection with this investigation.


If you receive this video on Snapchat, via DM on Instagram, on Whatsapp or via any other social media, you should delete it immediately and tell a trusted adult – a teacher or your parents for example.

It’s really important that you understand that if you show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people, you could be committing a crime and we want to stop that happening. If you are worried about this, please talk to a trusted adult. You won’t be in trouble if you have made a genuine mistake.


If you know anything about this video or how it came to be shared, please speak to a trusted adult as this information could be important in the police investigation.


If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to anyone in person, you can call the police on 101 to report something or for additional guidance and support, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.


Further information for parents / carers /students – if you have queries or further information you may use the Thinkuknow website – – which is run by the CEOP command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP works with police forces nationally to pursue and prosecute child sex offenders.



If you are told information which could assist the ongoing police investigation or are relates to immediate safeguarding issues, please call 101 with the details.


If your child or you wants to speak to a member of school staff concerning this matter then please contact the tutor or House Leader in the normal way.  Alternatively, the school’s Designated School Leads [those staff who manage matters specifically connected with child protection] are Mrs Mitchell, Mr Berry, Mr Tyreman, Mrs Tew and Miss Page.

Thank you for your support.

Police Alert

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see below an urgent communication which schools South of the county [M27 corridor] have been asked to circulate at the request of Hampshire Constabulary regarding a serious safeguarding matter which has been brought to their attention.

I ask that you discuss the content of the communication with your child as soon as possible. If they report to you any knowledge of the issue or if your child has any knowledge of who the person was, what his snapchat username, phone number or other linked social media is, or has any other relevant information, please tell the school, or police, straight away. The latter can be done in private by telephoning 101 and using the reference 44170465274.

Communication from Hampshire Constabulary

On 29th November 2017 a schoolgirl was blackmailed into sending an indecent video of her on Snapchat. Once the offender had the video he then distributed this online via Snapchat to many other children. If any student has received this explicit video on Snapchat or by any other means, they must delete it immediately. If they show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people, they will be committing a criminal offence, which the police may investigate and potentially prosecute.

The school has regularly informed students of the need to safeguard themselves online and the steps that they need to take to do this. Students have been told never to send indecent photographs or videos to anyone online and if they are ever approached online to do this, they must always tell their parents or a teacher. We also remind them about the key messages around online safety and cyberbullying. It is not possible to know for certain whom you are communicating with online. Please reinforce these messages in your discussion with your child.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Academy Uniform

Uniform is available for purchase from reception. Payments can also be made online.

Please remember that uniform is compulsory for all KS3 students.

Snapchat Safety

We have notified by another local secondary school of concerns raised by a number of their students regarding ‘inappropriate’ Snapchat conversations where they have been targeted by an unknown adult who has the ability to hack accounts.  Police and parents have been informed.  We have no information to indicate this has happened to any of our students.

Please read the attached letter for more information.

Snapchat safeguarding letter

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