Any families entitled to Free School Meals will receive their vouchers for this week via email today.
Braintree District Council are supporting the overall testing capacity for the District by distributing testing kits from Wednesday 6 January 2021.
Please find here a newsletter from The Children's Society, which contains information about Safe in Essex Programme for the festive period.
Please find here a newsletter from Essex Youth Service, which contains information about local meet & eat activities.
Please find here a newsletter from Essex County Council, which contains some helpful information for anyone who might need emergency help with bills, food and other items.
Schools have been asked to support Test and Trace in identifying close contacts if a member of the school community tests positively over the first six days after we break up from school on Friday 18 December.
Term ends for students in Years 12 – 13 at 1.15pm on Friday 18 December 2020.
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event.
We are proud to have raised over £360 for the charity 'Save the Children' this year as a result of our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December
Please find here a newsletter from Braintree District Council, which contains some helpful information and advice for anyone who might need a little extra help this Christmas.
On Monday 7 December 2020, Year 12 and 13 Art students attended ‘Art in Action - The Creative Process’, a virtual art trip with four artists speaking, including the brilliant Grayson Perry.
The school will be having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December 2020 to raise money for the Save the Children Appeal.
We are looking forward to welcoming students back on the following dates:
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Years 10, 11, 12 & 13
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have not received a self-isolation letter from the school
Friday 4 December 2020
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have received a self-isolation letter from the school.
22 November 2020
We have been advised by Public Health England that there have been three further confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11 within the school. We will be in contact with students individually who need to self-isolate in accordance with the guidance.
On Friday 13 November 2020, students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form raised funds for the annual Children in Need day by taking part in a 'dress down day' for sixth form students and a non-uniform day for students in Years 7 - 11.
Twenty students from Year 12 took part in a workshop with the Schools Liaison Officer from the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 10 November.
Further to the recent letter regarding a laptop purchasing scheme, please note that the portal will be closing on 10 November 2020. Please see details attached.
Mr M Fuller
Head of IT Operations
Year 11 students, parents and carers are invited to our Virtual Open Evening for Year 12 intake September 2021 on 4 November 2020.
On Friday 16 October 2020, Year 12 and 13 Politics students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth form were lucky to have a virtual meeting with the Rt Hon James Cleverly, Minister of State and MP for Braintree.
Braintree Sixth Form welcomed poet Jacob Sam-La Rose, virtually, on Friday 16 October 2020.
A non-uniform day was held on Friday at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form to support the national anti-racism campaign, Show Racism the Red Card. Students and staff were encouraged to wear red and donate £1 to the charity, which helps fund anti-racism education for young people across the UK.
14 October 2020
Dear Parents/CarersWe have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We appreciate you will be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children, but please be assured our Risk Assessment and procedures are robust. They are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will complete the process again following recent events. The second case involves a Year 10 student and is unrelated to the first reported case.
COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness
As a teacher, it is always lovely to hear of ex-students’ achievements and successes. James Cook left Braintree Sixth Form a couple of years ago to study Architecture at UCL.
We have decided in response to Government guidance, parent/carer feedback, and the current local and national context, to adopt a stronger position with regards to face coverings: All students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal indoor areas, unless there is a specific medical reason or disability.
Mobile testing units are at various locations across Essex and they are run by the Ministry of Defence.
Information for parents/carers and students on how to safely use home to school transport has now been published on the Essex County Council website: https://www.essex.gov.uk/changes-services/schools-learning
Dear Year 13 Students and Parents/Carers
We appreciate the publication of results can be a stressful time in normal circumstances, but the current situation is adding to anxiety and uncertainty for a number of you.
Please be assured that as soon as we have any updated information regarding the appeals process or news on any republication of grades we will contact you immediately.
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 13 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded grades by the exam boards, based on information supplied by each school. To award the final grades, the exam boards have then applied their own calculations, taking account of performance in previous years, to generate each individual student’s final grades.
Supporting children getting to school
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We are intending on welcoming Years 7, 11 and 12 in school from Thursday 3 September, and Year 13 from Friday 4 September, with the rest of the school back in from Monday 7 September.
The online enrolment for Braintree Sixth Form has now closed. If you have any enquiries about places for September 2020 in the sixth form, please contact our administrator Mrs Turner by emailing Lois.email@example.com
Enrolment to Braintree Sixth Form is largely moving online this year. The online enrolment form will be open on the school and sixth form website from 8am on Thursday 20 August. Please check the website on the day.
Here is a copy of the presentation delivered to parents/carers via Microsoft Teams this week. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be provided as soon as possible.
We would normally be running our UCAS launch week this half term as part of our support for students as they consider their post-18 options
Please can you complete the following survey about remote learning.