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We would like to extend our gratitude to all pupils, parents and colleagues in the community for their support over the course of this half-term. Today, on the last day of term, we would typically all gather for whole school assembly to give thanks, reflect and look ahead. We have plenty to be thankful for in the way the community has pulled together at this challenging time, and this experience makes it clear that we are well-placed to deal with whatever challenges lie ahead. We will continue to use this website to update you when we get new information on school closure or the awarding of pupil grades at GCSE and A-level.

 

School closure over Easter break and emergency childcare provision outside of school

Please note that the School will be closed to all students over Easter break.

There is, although limited due to Covid-19, holiday childcare available outside of school for critical worker families. For information about this childcare support please contact Family Information Services on:

Email: fis@islington.gov.uk

Website: www.islington.gov.uk/fis

Phone: 020 7527 5959

Holiday Childcare Page: www.islington.gov.uk/holidaychildcare

 

Free school meals provision during Easter break

Parents of students eligible for free school meals will receive FSM e-vouchers for the two weeks of Easter holiday as well.

 

Home learning during Easter break

Over the two-week Easter holiday, we will be setting weekly work for each subject, set on Monday 6th April and due Sunday 12th April for the first week and on Monday 13th April and due Sunday 19th April for the second week. We hope this will find the balance of giving pupils, parents and teachers a break from school work, while also keeping pupils occupied, learning and motivated.

For Year 11 and Year 13 this will include work set following the revision programmes for their courses.

 

Contacting the School during Easter break

Parents and students can still contact us on info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk or send your thoughts and comments in relation to the Community Bulletin to community@cfbs.islington.sch.uk .

 

For questions about home learning please contact the following members of staff:

Year 7, Mr Royal royalm@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Year 8, Mr Stevens stevensl@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Year 9, Mr Samuel samuelw@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Year 10 and Year 11, Mr Dilley dilleym@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

Year 12 and Year 13, Mr Barker barkerc@cfbs.islington.sch.uk

 

In case of an emergency, you can also contact us on 07900326248.

 

Free School Meals provision

April 3rd, 2020

The School is working with a free school meal voucher provider, Wonde, to provide food vouchers for students eligible free school meals which can then be spent at either Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrison’s supermarket.

Parents of students eligible for free school meals should have now received a text and/or email asking them to nominate their preferred supermarket chain from the four available. (Please note that once nominated it is not straightforward for parents to change this to another supermarket chain.) Voucher codes were sent by email and/or text on Tuesday afternoon, but only once parents had assigned their nominated supermarket. Once the voucher code has been received (by text and/or email), they can be used in their nominated supermarket.

The vouchers can be used only in stores. They are not available for online shopping.

The vouchers will also be available for the Easter term break.

For assistance in relation to e-vouchers, please contact Wonde directly (support@wonde.com) or the school at fsm@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

 

 

Please click on the link below to read the third issue of Central Foundation Boys’ School Community Bulletin.

 

Community Bulletin no 3 – Thursday 2.4.20

 

The Bulletin will be published every Monday and Thursday while the School is closed.

 

Please click on the link below to read the second issue of Central Foundation Boys’ School Community Bulletin.

 

Community Bulletin no 2 – Monday 30.3.20

 

The Bulletin will be published every Monday and Thursday while the School is closed.

 

Please see below a link to a letter in relation to Year 11 and Year 13 calculated grade process.

 

Letter re GCSE A Level and Vocational Qualifications 27.3.20

 

 

Please click on the link below to read the first issue of Central Foundation Boys’ School Community Bulletin.

 

Community Bulletin – Thursday 26.3.20.

 

The Bulletin will be published every Monday and Thursday while the School is closed.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, I would like to extend my very best wishes to you all in these unprecedented circumstances.  My thoughts are with all of our students and their families.

Last night, you would have heard the Prime Minister announce new measures aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19. You can read a summary of his address at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52014472.

Thank you very much for following government advice and keeping your children at home where possible. The latest advice on how to protect yourself and others against Covid-19 can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Please share this advice with your children.

Our school provision started yesterday for those students who cannot remain at home during this period.  We had a small group of students in school and this allowed us to operate in line with government guidance in respect of social distancing, to protect the students, their families and staff.  The students are being educated and looked after by a small group of staff, with the majority of staff now working remotely.

Our on-line programme of learning for students has now started. Whilst working remotely, it is important that students adhere to a good routine and complete work set to their daily timetable. They should contact their teachers with questions only at the times when they are due to be taught by them, in order to allow staff to manage the flow of messages.

Year 11 and Year 13 students will understandably be very anxious to know how their final grades will be determined.  We are working hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students, but in particular for Years 11 and 13 in this unprecedented situation. We will provide more information to students in Year 11 and 13 as soon as it is released to schools.  You can read the information provided by the government at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

With best wishes,

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

 

Please find below a letter from the Headteacher in relation to home learning during school closure.

LETTER REGARDING HOME LEARNING

 

 

The government has now released its guidelines on the education of the children of Key Workers.  The guidance can be read HERE.  Key Workers, whose sons will be attending school over the next few weeks, should contact us at 02072533741 / info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

We will be contacting the families of other young people who will be attending school next week.

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher

School Opening Friday 20th March

The school is running for all Year groups tomorrow, Friday 20th March.  The school will shut at lunch time to allow time for staff to finalise the home learning for the students.

I would repeat the requirement that:-

  • Any student who has a persistent cough or fever should not be in school, and should be self-isolating for 7 days.
  • If anyone in the household has a new persistent cough or fever, the student should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 14 days.
  • Any student who has a medical condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19  they should not be in school and should be self-isolating for 12 weeks.

School Closure

In line with government guidance, the school will be shut to students from Monday 23rd March, with the exception of two groups of students:-

  • Those students who we consider particularly need the support of being in school – we will be contacting these families tomorrow to inform them that they will be able to attend school.
  • Those students whose parents are ‘Key Workers’.   We have not received a definition of this from the government, but at the moment we presume this to include those working within health care, the police, the fire service, social care and those working within essential supply chains, such as supermarkets and medical supplies.  We would ask you to contact the school via e-mail at info@cfbs.islington.sch.uk or phone on 02072533741 tomorrow to confirm that your son will be attending school from Monday.

Home Learning

A programme of home learning for our students who are not in school will start from Monday.  We will provide further information in respect of this tomorrow.

School Meals

We are exploring an approach in respect of continuing to provide school meals for all those students who receive free school meals.

GCSE, A level and BTEC exams

All we know at the moment is that the government has confirmed that these exams have been cancelled but that students will still get their qualifications.  As soon as further information is provided in respect of this I will write further.

I will provide more information on all of the above matters as and when I have it.  My thoughts and best wishes are with all of our students and their families at this time.

 

Jamie Brownhill

Headteacher