Reports and SIMS Learning Gateway

Dear Parent/Carer

We have made the decision to publish all student progress reports via the SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG) for which all parents have a unique login. This will enable us to upload all reports from this academic year forward which will mean that you will have an electronic copy of all your child’s reports from this year onwards. It also enables us to load any explanatory information about grades etc. and they will also be permanently stored there for you to access at any point.

Adverse weather conditions

In the event of bad weather you can keep up-to-date on Met Office warnings, including school closures in the area, by listening to Heart FM (97.0FM and 102.9FM) or click "Listen Live" on their website; BBC Radio Berkshire (104.1 and 104.4FM, 94.6FM and 95.4FM and DAB) or click "Listen Live" on their website and on Reading 107 (107.0FM).

Three Year Key Stage 4

Dear Parents/Carers

Three Year Key Stage 4

In line with other schools nationally and locally we have decided to shorten the amount of time students spend in Key Stage 3 to two years and increase the amount of time spent in Key Stage 4 to three years. There are a number of reasons behind the decision to extend the time our students have to study their Key Stage 4 courses.

Traffic update

Parents and carers who have to drive our students to and from school please note that you are to use the designated dropping off and picking up points only.  The safety of our students is paramount and parking on the roundabout, even for a short time, causes congestion and is extremely dangerous. Also, dropping off your child at main reception means the disabled spaces are unavailable for those who need them.  Police Traffic Enforcement Officers will be on site and you are asked to follow the school’s safety guidelines so that we can avoid a serious incident occurring on the school drive.

Please note that the school gates are closed every day from 08:30 – 09:15 and 14:30 – 15:20.