School Update 8th March
We hope this weekly update finds you well and looking forward to the steady easing of restrictions in the coming months
There are a few headlines of note this week which include the following:
We have submitted a formal planning application to Mendip District Council which was accepted and verified on 22nd February.
As many supportive comments as possible would be greatly appreciated - the consent will enable the school to expand to its planned capacity of 40 students.
Achieving permission would provide greater parking facilities and a separate exit point from the school to vastly improve visibility on access and egress.
To place a supportive comment on our planning application please click (and share!) the following link:
Covid 19 Update
As we are sure you are all aware, maintained schools return as off Monday. As specialist schools have remained open during both lockdowns it is business as usual which includes following the latest government guidelines with all staff undergoing regular rapid flow testing, students offered weekly testing, regular santisising and daily temperature checks on all students and staff.
As always, should your child display any symptoms please inform us immediately.
The latest update ensures that all parents are able to access rapid flow testing at home. To access your own kits please visit:
To find your nearest test centre please visit:
In Other News
We had fun last week celebrating World Book Day across the curriculum, with an optional dress up day on Friday and various literacy based activities throughout the week which focused on characterisation, story telling, language and plots.
It is incredible to watch students gain in self belief as they explore a broad range of topics delivered in a way which is inspiring as well as engaging.
Among a range of progress, we’re seeing impressive recall, application and improved working memory.
Our inaugural House cricket match took place last Wednesday, preceded by some outstanding physical effort accruing laps around our site for points.
With 3 Houses up for the top scores, it was Magellan who ultimately shaded the game by just 2 points despite some very competitive bowlers, batsmen, fielders and runners.
Tasters and Enquiries
Interest in Abbot’s Way has been gathering pace with our unique provision proving urgently required for a number of young people within the local area.
We have been hugely impressed with our cohort of students who have welcomed new students and role modelled the Abbots Way Way to prospective members of our community.
As mentioned in a previous newsletter, we’d love to upload some video clips and text demonstrating how Abbots Way has supported your child and provided their ‘forever school’ .
We’re aware there was interest in this so as we are now fully open please email Sue if you’d like to help.
The remainder of orders to date are scheduled to be delivered (Monday) so we will hand orders to the children at the end of the school day and invoice parents accordingly towards the end of the month.
As ever we’re grateful for your ongoing support- if you would like to contact us with any queries please do not hesitate to do so.
Hellen and Gareth