Last review: 20 November 2020
All students should continue to attend campus for face-to-face teaching activity, to use the library and study spaces and to carry out work if they are required to be on site.
We will review the balance of remote teaching on a weekly basis in the context of the local, regional and national picture to ensure the safety of our college community.
We also recognise that our plans may need to change if government advice changes and will continue to communicate any changes to all staff, students and parents/carers.
We've put together a virtual tour of our Booth Lane campus to explain the measures we have put in place to keep all members of our college community safe and healthy.
Assessments - Summer 2021
Students who were unhappy with their GCSE results and are enrolled at college this year may be able to sit exams next summer instead. Please speak to your maths/English teacher for more information about this.
Clinically vulnerable students
Young people whose doctors have confirmed they are still clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend education whilst the national restrictions are in place.
Students over the age of 18 who receive a letter confirming that they are still clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend education whilst the national restrictions are in place.
All students who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but who are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend education.
Self-isolation - requirements for staff and students
Apprenticeship delivery and assessment is extremely flexible and will continue to take place in person and online. Face-to-face training and assessment will continue to take place in the workplace (where it is open). Please refer to your employer/assessor for further guidance.
Work Experience/Industry Placements
All work experience placements are currently postponed until further notice.
We are structuring our Industry Placements differently due to the pandemic, but we have developed an in-depth programme of delivery to build valuable employability skills; including technical knowledge, behaviours and skills to prepare our students for the world of work.
Planned college trips
We have decided to cancel all organised trips. Our duty of care to students, staff and guests is paramount and this precaution has been taken in the interest of protecting public health and preventing the spread of COVID-19. We will let you know if any trips are rescheduled.
Lunchtimes/students in receipt of free school meals
Our main canteen will not be open due to the restrictions around social distancing - instead, you will eat lunch in your classroom so please bring a packed lunch. Our cafe (The Lookout Express) will be open from 7.30am - 11.30am in the morning so if you arrive early, you'll be able to purchase a takeaway breakfast or snack.
All students should bring in a water bottle from home. Bottled water will be available to be purchased from the Lookout prior to 11am every day at a cost of 20p per bottle.
Students in receipt of free school meals will be able to collect sandwiches or salads from The Lookout Express.
Using the Library
For the latest updates to Library service across all three campuses, please click here.
Student support (mental health and well-being)
We know this a difficult time for everyone and the health and well-being of our students is extremely important to us. If students need someone to talk to, our Student Services team are just a phone call away and can support with any problems they may be facing. They’re available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01604 734049.
Keeping up-to-date with the College
We will keep this page up-to-date as the ongoing situation with COVID-19 develops. We will also be in regular contact with current students, parents/carers and applicants primarily by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, and ensure that we have the correct contact details for you. If you need to update your contact details, please click here.
Updates will also be posted regularly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – for our social media handles, please see the ‘Useful information’ page.