Letters and newsletters are emailed to parents and carers using School Gateway.
Academic Year 2020-2021
Spring Term 2021
Exam update for parents, carers and students in Year 11 and RR6.
Letter to parents with details of home testing and general information for the return to school.
Duke of Edinburgh letter and enrolment form sent to Year 10 students.
Letters sent to each year group advising them of the arrangements for Covid19 testing and their return to school.
Information on Year 9 DTP Immunisation.
Information about students' return to school and lateral flow testing, including a link to the consent form.
All students will return to school in a phased return after the 8 March.
Information about Kooth Online Counselling Service for Merton young people
Letter from Ms Howarth with information following the announcement from the government about the South African variant of Covid19. This includes a map of the area of Pollards Hill due to receive additional testing.
Letter from Merton local authority with information about the South African variant.
Letter from Mr Gormally to Year 11 parents with information about the Ofqual consultation for Summer 2021 and Year 11 parents' evening.
Letter from Mr Price regarding the DSM Foundation - Drug and alcohol awareness workshop webinar for Year 10.
Please find attached information regarding healthy eating during Covid19 and healthy living on a budget.
Letter from Ms Howarth with changes to the start of term following the announcement by the government.
Autumn Term 2020
Updated Rutlish risk assessment
stem4 Virtual Parent Conference
An evening of online talks from a series of acclaimed speakers including Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Nihara Krause, aimed at helping you to understand mental health challenges in young people in general, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. There will also be a discussion on steps parents and carers can take to boost resilience, in their families and themselves.
To celebrate our 125 year anniversary, plus 100 years of CCF and 10 years of RR6 Ms Howarth gave an assembly to students. Watch it here:
Guides for the NHS Covid19 app
What is the difference between Covid19, cold and flu?
Public Health England advice June 2020: what to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms.
Rutlish Risk assessment
Academic Year 2019 - 2020
Summer Term 2020
Risk Assessment for the full opening of school.
Personalised letters were sent home via School Gateway to give individual details of days to attend school.
Important documents published on website for students returning to school:
- Behaviour for Learning Policy: Coronavirus Addendum - students returning to school
- Behaviour for Learning Policy: Coronavirus Addendum - remote learners
- Safeguarding & Child Protection: Coronavirus Addendum March 2020 and June 2020
- Covid19 Risk Assessment for Wider Opening of Schools
Spring Term 2020
The importance of hygiene – Updated 09/03/2020
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to hand washing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages, for more advice visit nhs.uk
Government Coronavirus action plan
On Tuesday 6th March 2020, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.
The action plan can be found here.
Action plan overview
The action plan sets out a four phased approach in response to the Coronavirus – Contain, Delay, Mitigate, and Research. An approach designed by world leading experts.
As there are already cases in the UK, the current emphasis is on the Contain and Research phases, but planning for Delay and Mitigation is already in train.
As part of the Contain phase, we have been providing advice about educational settings in England, which can be found on Public Health England’s website. We also launched a DfE helpline to manage the flow of increasing queries, from providers parents and young people.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes – also help in delaying the peak of the infection.
The action plan is a framework that outlines the types of options open to government in each of these four phases. But this document is only a list of the types of measures we could consider – not those we are planning to implement.
Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19.
Guidance for educational settings.
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas.
Latest Department for Education information can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline: "On Monday 5th March 2020, we launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows;"
Phone: 0800 046 8687 or Email
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
No school should close in response to a suspected ( or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.