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Important Notices

Parent Briefing – 8 October 2021

Dear parents and carers

Year 11 Parent Information Evening

I mentioned in last week’s briefing that this year we are inviting parents and carers into College by year group throughout the year to provide the opportunity to find out more about your children’s learning and how you can help to support them at home. Next week Year 11 Parent Information Evening is taking place on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 5.30pm in the Old Hall.

Closure of access gate from the Leisure Centre car park into the College grounds
With phase one of the Launceston College expansion project nearing completion, the contractors will soon be commencing phase two, which is the construction of the new three storey 21 classroom building.

After consulting with the contractors about the works involved during phase two, we have taken the decision to close the gate from the Leisure Centre car park that leads directly into the College grounds, to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. This gate will be closed from Monday, 11th October, and will remain closed for the duration of the build, opening again once the intrusive work is complete in September 2022.

Whilst this gate is not accessible, access and egress to the College will be via the public footpath that leads from the Leisure Centre car park to Hurdon Road and into the main College front entrance. Alternatively, you will be able walk through the Leisure Centre car park towards Dunheved Road, into the Dunheved House car park and through the gate beside the Sixth Form block.

Please be mindful of members of the public when using either of these alternative routes, as they are both public rights of way.

We are continuously striving to provide the best educational facilities for our students, so we thank you, in advance, for your assistance and patience as this work is undertaken.

Covid-19 Test Results

In line with the current guidance, students who have a positive Lateral Flow Test or show symptoms of Covid-19 (continuous cough, loss of taste and/or smell and a temperature) need to have a PCR test. If students are close contacts with a positive case or display cold like symptoms it is recommended and advised that they have a PCR test. Please could all positive PCR results be reported to attendance@launcestoncollege.org.uk

First Aid

If you have completed a medical consent form for your child to take paracetamol as this is needed on a regular basis, please could you supply the First Aid Team with a box of paracetamol with your child’s name clearly labelled. The school hold some emergency inhalers for children that suffer with asthma but these are to be used only in the event of a serious emergency. All students who need to use an inhaler should carry one with them.

Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.

Best wishes

Jenn Burn
Principal