We hope that you have had a pleasant summer and look forward to working with you over the next academic year. As you are probably aware a great deal of development work has been taking place on the school campus during the holidays. Whilst the school will reopen as originally planned on 26th August 2014 we have had to reschedule the return dates for certain groups as set out below in order to facilitate the completion of essential aspects of the refurbishment work which is being undertaken as part of the overall school redevelopment and extension project.The focus of the work to the existing school buildings over the school holidays has been on essential safety upgrades to the building services and fire safety improvement works.
The extent of this work, which needed to be undertaken between the end of the state exams and the recommencement of the school for the 2014/2015 school year, was always challenging; this has been compounded due to the poor condition and complexity of the existing building services (electrical etc) which were encountered.
We have been in ongoing liaison with the building contractor Stewart Tracey JV duringthe summer months with regard to the progress of these works and do not anticipate any further adjustment of the dates set out below. We are extremely satisfied with progress to date on the project generally and in particular the efforts of the wider project delivery team to complete these essential works for the start of the new school year.
It should be noted that there will be an adapted traffic plan in the car park in order to allow for the construction of the new administration wing of the school. Also for the next academic year, specific rules and restricted access will be introducedon the campus in order to ensure that students remain safe during the construction process. This will include the use of specific entrance/exit doors for each year group.
Return To School Schedule (the schedule is dictated by the number of rooms that are available to the school onthat day):
Wednesday 27th August2014: 6th Years only.
Thursday 28th August 2014:6th Years and 3rd Years only.
Friday 29th of August2014: 6th and 3rd Years only.
Monday 1st September 2014:1st and 6th Years only.
Tuesday 2nd September2014: 1st and 6th Years only.
Wednesday 3rd September2014: 1st, 3rd and 6th Years.
Thursday 4th September2014: 6th, 3rd, 5th and Transition Years only.
Friday 5th September 2014:6th, 3rd and 2nd Years only.
Monday 8th September 2014:All students return.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of these revised dates,however we assure you that the safety of the building and those who use it remained the priority in making these changes to the return to school schedule and we appreciate in advance your understanding.