Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

13/01/20: There will be no lessons on Monday 20 January, while we conduct a day of interviews for new applicants. Year 13 A level mock exams do take place this day and will continue throughout this week. As such, Year 13 A level students will not have an lessons during the week of 20 January. Year 12 A level students and all BTEC students will have lessons from 21 January onwards.

07/01/20: Reminder to all Candidates sitting A level and GCSE examinations in 2020. The Awarding Bodies have agreed a ‘contingency day’ which is Wednesday 24 June 2020 for examinations. This contingency date has been set aside to address any national or local disruption which may arise during the June 2020 examinations series. Consequently, it is advised that candidates do not plan a holiday or be at any distance from college before 25th June 2020. Thank you for your cooperation.

13/12/19: After New Year we will be asking all students to wear their ID card and lanyard at all times when on campus. This is a safeguarding measure so we can see at a glance that everyone on campus has permission to be there. We thank students for their support.

13/12/19: The Autumn Term ends on Friday 20 December. Lessons will resume after the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

03/12/19: Exam certificates from last summer’s exams have now been received from the Exam Boards. Any ex-student wanting to collect their certificates is asked to call the Exams Office on 0121 704 2581 to make arrangements, rather than just turning up please.

20/11/19: Despite industrial action, the College will remain open today (Wednesday 20 November 2019). The only exception will be Visual Art classes in the Art & Design School – this building will close from 10.30am. Health & Social Care and CACHE Childcare classes will relocate to the top floor of Blythe building. There will be disruption to some classes, but where classes do not run students can use the Learning Resource Centre and Refectory, as these will be open for students to use all day.

18/11/19: There is a National Education Union strike planned for tomorrow (Wednesday 20 November), targeted at the Secretary of State for Education about the poor level of funding that the government provides for post-16 students. The College does not know which classes will be affected at this time, but will keep you informed as soon as we know the scale of the strike.


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