Half Term

Please note that on Friday 28th May the school will break up for the Half Term break. Boarding pupils should return to school after 6.00pm Sunday 6th June and school for all pupils restarts on Monday 7th June.
To ease congestion please could parents arrive at school to collect at the following times (siblings may leave at the younger sibling’s collections time)
Years 3-4: 3.45-4.00pm
Years 5-6: 4.00-4.15pm
Years 7-8: 4.15-4.30pm
Please be aware that there is no late pick up service at Half Terms and ALL pupils should have left the site by 5.00pm.

Boarding parents please note the arrangements sent to you personally by your child’s House parents to enable you to have a quick and easy departure. Many Thanks.

Lateral Flow Tests for Pupils in Years 7 & 8

The Government is insistent on the importance of testing and reporting of Lateral Flow Tests for pupls in Year 7 and 8 and above. They have asked that schools reiterate and reinforce this message to pupils and parents. In assembly this week we spoke to all our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils and reminded them of the importance of twice weekly testing and the role testing is playing in helping the country get out of the various stages of lockdown. Testing kits are available from school.
Please find below a message the Government have asked all schools to share with parents:
The importance of testing and reporting in schools and colleges
Testing continues to play a crucial role, in and out of classrooms, in our fight against COVID-19. Staff should continue to test themselves and report results whilst encouraging secondary school and college students to do likewise. Reporting test results can be done simply and quickly, from mobiles, online or by phone, and should be completed straightaway. Reporting not only supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case but also assists our understanding of community rates of infection. To help in communicating the importance of testing and reporting, we have produced a blog on why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test, featuring further guidance and common questions. This also includes details on financial support available to parents whose children are asked to self-isolate after contact with a positive case. 

Headphones

Please could pupils in Y3-6 try to bring in headphones next week for the online tests. They should be able to connect to a standard headphone jack.  Pupils in Y7 should ensure they have their chromebooks and if possible a set of headphones for Wednesday.

Sports Fixtures

Unfortunately, all matches have been cancelled tomorrow due to waterlogged pitches in Bristol and here at home.  Pick up will now be at 12.00.  Year 4 swimming will take place as normal.

For up to the minute information on the upcoming sports fixtures for DCPS, please visit :

https://www.deancloseprepsport.org.uk/

(the above website is updated with match timings and cancellations regularly)