COVID-19 Key Information

School Reopening Plans

2nd July 2020: In light of the government's announcements which were released today, the senior team are putting together plans for a full reopening in September. As ever, the health and wellbeing of students, staff and parents will remain at the heart of our planning. We will update you once we have a firm plan in place for next academic year. In the meantime, we are continuing to offer onsite provision as detailed below.

We have begun a phased reopening of our school to certain year groups as follows:

  • Year 1: Students return from Tuesday 2 June. Further details are outlined in this letter to parents.
  • Nursery & Reception: Students return from Monday 8 June. Further details are outlined in this letter to parents.
  • Years 7-9: Students continue to work from home. They will return for an individual academic review meeting w/c 6th July. Further details are outlined in this letter to parents.
  • Year 10: Students return from Monday 15 June. Further details are outlined in this letter to parents.

Our community classroom remains available for use by vulnerable students and children of key workers. Further details can be found here.

This document outlines some of the key changes we are making to keep our children safe when returning to school.

This document demonstrates what happens if a child or staff member shows symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All other students are to continue their learning from home. Please see below for additional information.

Communication

Click here for all letters sent home relating to the primary school

Click here for all letters sent home relating to the secondary school.

Regular updates from our principal can also be found on these pages.

 

Home Learning

All Secondary (Year 7-13) home learning information can be found here.

All Primary (Nursery to Year 4) home learning information can be found here.

 

Free School Meals and eVouchers

In order to provide clarity regarding student free school meals and the current eVoucher process we have compiled this guide for parents, which we hope will answer the most commonly asked questions on this topic.

If you find the answer you require is not found in these guides or you require more urgent support, please don't hesitate to contact us at bda.school@burlingtondanes.org if your child is in the secondary school (Year 7 to 13) or at primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.org if your child is in the primary school (Nursery to Year 4).

 

Health & Wellbeing

We have added some new documents, here, with resources and guidance for students related to mental health and wellbeing.

There is guidance and a resource bank provided by our school nurse here.

 

Transitions

Y11 should visit this page to access bridging packs for their KS5 subject choices.

Y13. Mrs Stephenson, Head of Sixth Form, has compiled the following letter to ensure that all Year 13 students are fully prepared for making informed choices about university and completing independent study during this period of home learning. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Stephenson, Head of Sixth Form, or Mr Goorah, Head of Year 13.

Letters to Parents and Carers

Additional Information

Department for Education Helpline

The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Weekends)

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