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HDHS English Department Year 6 Newsletter 2020

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This newsletter is to give you further information about Year 7 English at HDHS and to help prepare your child for their entry this September.

If you have any further questions about KS3 English at HDHS or how you can support your child ahead of their start this September, please email

Kind regards,

Ms S Rogers
KS3 English Leader

Message from Mrs Parker Head of Sixth form:

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To all of our year 11 students who have applied for the Harwich and Dovercourt High School.

Although the school and college are not able to offer you a face to face taster day this year, we have put together this comprehensive powerpoint including a personal introduction to your subjects.

Find out what your summer transition project work is and what to expect as you begin your Sixth form journey. 

Enrolment update: You will be asked to confirm your place on 20th August on results day, alternatively you can pre-book an appointment with the Sixth form team on the 21st our official enrolment day by using the online parents evening link we will send to your parents.

Safe in Essex

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Safe in Essex have put together a virtual weekly online programme. This is for any young people ages 13-19 across Essex that want to join in and can access this via Microsoft teams. As you will see, some of the sessions will focus on topics which may affect young people such as our drug and alcohol awareness session or our LGBTQ+ session and others are a little less topical and focus on getting you moving around or creating your masterpiece.

Whatever it is that interests you, send us an email at; or for any queries, please make contact with Rebecca Joy, Service Manager for The Children’s Society on 07725 639571

Year 12s return to HDSFC

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Dear parents, carers and sixth form students,

Please read the letter below from the Headteacher and myself for further information on your Year 12’s return to college.

In response to the recent Parent survey, we are expecting all students whose parent/carer answered 1 and 2’s in response to the return to college questions to attend as outlined on the attached timetable in this letter.

All students on the KLIC course are not required to attend due to the final assessments now complete for the Employability course. Sixth form tutors will still be in contact with all students as we support them in their next steps for their future careers and training.

All other Year 12 students have a bespoke programme outlined on the attached document. 


Please can I remind you that we are unable to let parents or other visitors come into college at the present time. Where you wish to contact the college you must do so by phone or email to or 01255 245460. We have to minimise direct face to face contact at this time. 

We will of course be reviewing all guidance and if we can safely admit further students we will endeavour to do so. Also, should the situation suddenly deteriorate we may have to close the college with immediate effect. 

A full risk assessment will be posted on our website for you to access.

Please do not have any hesitation in contacting the college if you have questions or concerns that you wish to discuss or if you have changed your mind on your child returning. We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Kind Regards,
Mrs S J Parker

Head of Sixth Form

Harwich and Dovercourt High School