Home Schooling

Updated Monday 22 June 2020 (7:40pm)

Notice to All Students (incl. year 11s)

Please check Show My Homework regularly for messages from your PD tutor or House Leader.

Also, please make contact with your PD tutor at least once a week, either through Show My Homework or Office 365.

Important Notice to Parents

Please see the attached letter – Working From Home

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For issues with Show My Homework please email or

Office365 email addresses are in the format ‘first name initial’ ‘surname’ ‘year’ – eg [Year 7=19; Year8=18, Year9=17 etc.]

If you are having issues with your Office 365 email address, please email or

If you request a password reset for Office365 via the website, the password will be initially reset to Password123. Please allow up to 24hrs for this to happen.

All requests for other systems should be sent to

Online Learning Update

To ensure our students can continue learning and making progress, we have prepared work for each year group up until the Easter Break. This can be found on Show My Homework. In light of the indefinite closure of schools, following government guidelines, we will continue to provide work for students on a weekly basis. We would suggest they follow the timetable below each day so that they continue to keep up their learning across all subject areas. This timetable will hopefully also provide them with some structure and ensure that they do not feel overwhelmed with work.

Year 7 & 8 students should spend approximately 1 hour on each slot on the timetable, making a total of 3 hours per day.

Year 9 and 10 students should spend at least 3 hours per day on work set.

Year 11 already have revision tasks set. It is important to emphasise that the academic year has not been cancelled so the Year 11 students should continue to study. In particular, it is vital that Year 11 students engage with subject specific learning that will prepare them for the subjects that they will be studying from September.

We do not expect parents to be the experts and all students are welcome to email their class teachers with questions. Any work that is not completed online can be completed on a Word document and emailed to the class teacher. Alternatively, students can write their work on paper and then send a photograph of the work. Going forward it will probably make more sense to type written work. If you don’t have the Microsoft Office package with Word etc at home, your child can download it via their school Office 365 account. Please email or if you have any problems with this.

Our staff are not on holiday and are ready, willing and available to support your child throughout the school closure. Please limit contact with staff to school opening hours if possible.

The following web link is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child –

Parent Help sheet for Secondary Schools – Parents Helpsheet

Please see this page for extra support for SEND students