Although the Summer 2019 exams may still seem a long way off at the moment, we wish to share some important information with you to avoid any possible issues next summer. During the spring term students will be given their individual exam timetables which will highlight when their final exam is scheduled to take place. The summer written exam period will run from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019 (BTEC students must be available until Friday 28th June).
However for the Summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.”
The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019.
This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.
Flu vaccinations are on Tuesday 9th October
Children included in the programme are Reception through to year 13.
Consent forms will be bought in to school early September 2018 and should be returned to school by parents 21st September 2018 for the team to collect week commencing 24th September 2018.
Further information about the flu vaccination programme:
Children will not be able to receive this vaccination at the GP unless they have an identified health problem. We will be holding clinics throughout the season for those children who have consented and were absent on the day.
Each child vaccinated will receive a record card on the day of the vaccination to take home.
Please complete this 8 question Nottinghamshire County Council survey.
Gedling council are putting on multiple free play days during the summer for the under 14s
From April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for free school meals was updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits.
For more information see the Nottinghamshire County Council page
At Sherbrook Road site, Fridays 10:00 to 12:30, from 27th April 2018
A free conference for parents and carers of children and young people up to the age of 19 with additional needs.
Wednesday 16th May 2018
9am – 3pm
at Bestwood Lodge Hotel
Presented by Schools and Families Specialist Services.
Please print off the Parent Conference leaflet 2018 FINAL and post it to the address mentioned within.
- A friendly group of parents & carers of children with additional needs
- A cuppa & a chat with our friendly group of parents & carers
Please let us know if you have difficulties with transport