Government Information

Advice on the Coronavirus issued by Public Health England: Click here

Information from - Click here

For the latest assembly: Click here
News and Letters
Parent update letter - (06 November 2020)  Click Here
Update letter from Deputy Headteacher - (Oct 2020)  Click Here
Sigma Newsletter - (July 2020). Click here
Letter for  Parents/Carers about September - (15/07/20). Click here
Letter for  Year 11 students about Final Grades - (15/07/20). Click here
Letter for  Parents/Carers - (04/07/20). Click here
Letter for Year 10 Parents/Carers  - (10/06/20). Click here for Letter 
(Attached documents: Update Behaviour Policy and Home School Agreement)
Letter for  Parents/Carers - (21/05/20). Click here
Letter for Parents/Carers from ECC - (15/05/20). Click here
Letter for Year 10 Parents/Carers  - (24/04/20). Click here
Letter for Year 9 Parents/Carers  - (24/04/20). Click here
Letter for Year 7 and 8 Parents/Carers  - (24/04/20). Click here
Letter for Year 8 Parents/Carers about Options - (14/04/20). Click here
Letter for Year 11 Parents/Carers - (03/04/20). Click here 
(Ofqual Letter can be found here)
Letter updating about Free School Meal Vouchers - (03/04/20). Click here

Year 6 Admission Appeals Update:  Currently scheduled for Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June.  This may be subject to change.  
Any updates will communicated immediately.

Letter for  Parents/Carers - (26/03/20). Click here
Letter for Year 11 Parents/Carers - (24/03/20). Click here
Letter for Parents/Carers from ECC - (24/03/20). Click here
Statement about Free School Meals - (23/03/20). Click here
Headteacher Update - Keyworkers, Vulnerable Children and Free School Meals (20/03/20): Click here
ECC & Joint Headteacher Assoc Letter - (20/03/20). Click here
Year 11 Students update (19/03/2020)  Click here
Headteacher Update (18/03/20): Click here

Update Coronavirus – Partial School Closure (18/03/20) Click here

ECC & Joint Headteacher Assoc Letter - (18/03/20). Click here

Headteacher Update (17/03/20): Click here

Headteacher Update (16/03/20): Click here

User Guide to access materials via Gmail and Go4Schools:

Guide: Click here

This includes password reset for Go4Schools

Contacting Staff

To contact staff as a student regarding work set, use the guide: Click here

For any Safeguarding concerns please contact: or

If you have any particular concerns about any online content, report  directly to CEOP: Click here

For other matters, please use use:

Useful contacts for Emotional Well-being and support:     

This document provides suggestions of activities to do to help our Mental Health: Click here

Online safety resources for students



Childline helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Children can talk with Childline about anything, whether big or small; their trained counsellors can help. See their website or call free on 0800 1111.


BBC Own It


Updated in relation to COVID-19, this website provides support for young people to take control of their online life. Topics include help and advice, skills and inspiration on matters such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.


BBC Bitesize 


A free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework. Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices; since 20 April daily lessons have been published to help pupils across the UK with home schooling.

Online resources for parents and carers


Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)


The ESCB is a statutory multi agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Essex. It has produced guidance for parents and carers to help them understand online safety and exploitation generally.


Internet Matters – helping parents and carers keep their children safe online


A not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. See their website for further information.


The Children’s Society


A charity fighting child poverty and neglect, and helping all children have a better chance in life. They have produced information about online safety.  


The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)


The NSPCC has produced several online safety guides, from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.


Parent Info


A website offering expert safety advice in relation to a range of online harms, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.


Common Sense Media


Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.


Parent Zone for families


A website with a range of digital age resources for families, including guides on digital platforms and trends.


Children's Commissioner


The Children’s Commissioner has published a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents, and a safety guide for children. The kit and guide have been designed to help ensure children are safe and their wellbeing is looked after while at home during the coronavirus outbreak – when their screen time maybe higher than usual.


The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)


EWMHS: 0300 300 1600

Caroline Benham:


Other useful numbers:

School Nurses: 0300 247 0015.


Text service for 11-19 year olds: 07520 615734

Berechurch Family Hub (Essex Child and Family Well-being Service) 0300 247 0015 or

Social Care: 0345 602 7627 (Family Operations Hub)     

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service COVID-19 Resource Hub: Click here

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service COVID-19 Bulletin Issue 12 (22/06/20): Click here

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service COVID-19 Resource Arguments Resource: Click here

Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline: Click here

Essex Welfare Service (EWS)


The EWS is a new service to help vulnerable people in the community who are staying at home during the coronavirus period, are in need of support and unable to access the support they need at this time:   Schools have been asked to share this with parents for information and / or on the website as you are able to ‘self-refer if you are experiencing difficulties


EWS Contact: Call: 0300 303 9988



Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm  Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm

Seeking medical help for sick children during the COVID-19 crisis

This poster with advice for parents when a child is unwell/injured has been approved by NHS England for dissemination to support parents and carers of when to seek help and advice and which service they should contact.

This video produced locally by two clinicians (and approved by NHSE/I) informs parents of the services available and when to seek help.

Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing include:

All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines, and seeking to use digital and virtual channels, to continue delivering support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

CEOP Resources:

#OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to download, containing new activities for parents and carers to use at home!
Access them here: 











You can also access CEOP's new guidance for parents and carers designed to help you manage some of the key challenges that we have told about in our recent survey.

Two new Parent Info articles explore how parents and carers can support their child's mental health, and highlight things they can do to manage the wellbeing challenges of family life under lockdown:


Tik Tok: a guide for parents

A new Parent Info article explores how Tik Tok works, the parental controls available, and how they can help their child to stay safer on the platform.

No doubt over the past few months you've heard children (and maybe a few adults) talk about the latest Tik Tok challenges or their favourite celebrity's lockdown live stream.

This activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how children and young people can stay safe while live streaming: 











OM Wellbeing Videos:

From Sports England for students feeling overwhelmed during this time.

Video 1  


Video 2 

Video 3


Video 4

Video 5  

Essex County Council

On-line Resources pack for young people children and families: Click here

School Spotify Playlist:     

The Music Department have created a Happy Playlist on Spotify which is being regularly updated. These have links back to school and include our very own Anorak Patch.  Spotify is free and there is no need to purchase a subscription to stream the playlist.


Happy songs for TLA playlist: Click here 

If you have any requests, please email the music department to get your happy tunes added to the playlist: Click here

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