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Front Page – School Updates

Risk Assessment

Here is the school’s risk assessment for re-opening the school to a reduced number of Year 10 and 12 students, beginning in phases with effect from Monday 15th June 2020:

Message for Year 6 Parents

The Transition Day and Prospective Parents’ Evening for Year 6 pupils planned for Tuesday 7th July have had to be cancelled due to social distancing restrictions.

However, we are pleased to be able to offer tours for small groups of all our Year 6 cohort during the week 13 – 17 July 2020. Invitation letters will be been sent to parents and carers during week beginning 29th June.
For further details please email simon.garnham@hdhs.school

Further information for our new Year 7s in September 2020 can be found on our Admissions page: https://www.hdhs.org.uk/parents/admissions/

Information for Parents for September 2020

Information can be found in the letters below for students starting in the following year groups in September 2020:

A general update with regard to changes to the Year Teams and uniform/school ties can be found here:

Arrangements for students to return to school at the start of the Autumn Term are as follows:

Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September: Non-pupil / staff training days.

Thursday 3rd September: Year 7 and 12 return to school at 8:35am.

Friday 4th September: Year 11 return to school at 8:35am

Monday 7th September: Start times are staggered as follows:

8:35am: Year 7, 11 and 12 

9:30am Year 8

10:00am: Year 9

10:30am: Year 10

11:30am: Year 13

These start times are for these dates only and will broadly go back to their usual start and finish times after this. Further details will be communicated to students on their first day back in school.

Further details can be found in the documents below:

End of Summer Term Safeguarding Update

A message for all exam candidates in this summer’s series

For this summer’s awards, Ofqual has asked schools and colleges to provide centre assessed grades for their students.  Schools will award exam grades based on their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exams this year.

Further details can be found in the document below:

A level results day Thursday 13th August:

Year 13 students can collect their results from G block Quad from 9.00am – 11am. 

Year 13  will be able to hand in their chromebooks, ID cards and any text books on the 13th August in G Block quad as they collect results.