Weekly News Bulletin: 4 September 2020

Dropping off and collecting students from school
In order to maintain the safety of all members of the school community, please could you observe the following regulations at the beginning and end of each school day:

  • If you are on foot, please do not come onto the school site to drop off and/or collect your child. Please drop them off and/or collect them on the Downs.
  • Parents in cars should not drop off and/or collect children on the school roundabout or on the approach road to the school gate. This is to ensure that bus routes are not blocked.
  • At the crossing, priority will be given to students coming into or out of school. We would ask that vehicles avoid this area at busy times.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr S Emberton – Assistant Headteacher

A Note from the Learning Zone
We have 387 books issued to students from before and during school closure.

First thing in the mornings there will be boxes to place book returns in the Hall, for students coming in on buses and in the sanitization area in A Block.

Please can students hunt around their bedrooms and old school bags for any Learning Zone books so that we can restock the library once the books have been quarantined for 72 hours.
Many thanks for your support.

We are preparing a system where students can choose their books using the online management system and request them via email to sbird@hrs.education these books will then be delivered to Form Tutors for distribution.

We look forward to welcoming students back to the Learning Zone in Year group bubbles in the near future.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Financial Support
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you believe your child may be eligible for support, applications can be made through the Essex.gov.uk website or by clicking on the link below.


Additionally, the school may be able to support students who are eligible for free school meals with the cost of resources and equipment, such as revision guides and additional tutoring.
Mr C Allom – Raising Standards Leader

French and Spanish Dictionaries
If your child studies French or Spanish, please ensure they have a small Collins French or Spanish dictionary for their lessons and homework.

Thank you.
Mrs S Roy – Head of MFL

Contact Details
Please email enquiries@hrs.education with any new contact details; i.e. home address, phone numbers or email addresses.
Thank you.
Mrs M Romain – Main Reception

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.