Return Dates for Academic Year 2021/22

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of the guidance issued by the Department for Education, we will be offering all students two on-site lateral flow tests on their return in September.  To manage this effectively, we have amended the return dates for Year 8 and Year 9 students, all other groups remain unchanged.

Return Dates for Academic Year 2021/22

New Year 7,  Year 12 and Year 13 only will return at 8:40am on Tuesday 31 August. Year 12 and 13 will complete the National Citizen Service Programme as part of their induction in the first week.

Year 10 and Year 11 students will return at 8:40am on Wednesday 1 September.

Year 8 and Year 9 students will return at 8:40am on Thursday 2 September.

You will be advised of the arrangements for testing/consent in due course.

Please find the following COVID-updates in line with current government guidance;

Home Testing Kits – will be issued to students when they receive their first on-site test.  These should be used at home after receiving their second on-site test. Students should then continue to test at home until the end of September.

Face Coverings – the use of face coverings will no longer be necessary in classrooms and will not be recommended on dedicated school transport, with the exception of students who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

Bubbles – there will no longer be ‘bubbles’ at Wilmington Academy and students will be able to mix.

Entrances to site

Key Stage 3 Entrance: Years 7, 8 and 9 will enter via the side gate.

Key Stage 4 Entrance: Years 10 and 11 will enter via reception.

Key Stage 5 Entrance: Post 16 will enter via the Phoenix side gate.

I look forward to seeing you all in September and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M Gore