PHASED RETURN TO SCHOOL – JANUARY 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this finds you all safe and well and you are managing to spend with time your families away from the glare of a computer screen. Following advice from the UK Government we are planning for a phased return to School for the start of the Lent Term.

Please see below for the exact dates and times by year group:

We will be sending out further communications with details of what to expect upon return, including videos to aid your planning, over the course of the next month.

Quarantine Arrangements:
The School will need to know of any pupils requiring quarantine at least one week before their arrival on the 5th January, 10th  January (Fifth or Upper Sixth Forms) or 17th  January (First, Second, Third, Fourth or Lower Sixth pupils) so that arrangements can be put in place. Pupils will either be quarantined in their own boarding House or in Plunkett House. Pupils requiring quarantine are able to arrive five days in advance of their start date to enable them to join classes with their peers on their start date.

Pupils arriving after the 17th January will have to make their own arrangements for quarantine with a guardian.

As ever if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us: hmpa@downside.co.uk    

Warmest regards,
Andrew Hobbs
Head Master