We hope you and your children have enjoyed the holiday and had the chance to relax. We look forward to welcoming you back to school and hope that you will find the following information useful.
Arrangements for beginning of term
Thursday 2nd September – INSET day for staff
Friday 3rd September – Year 7 return to school and Year 12 enrolment
Monday 6th September – Years 7-11 and Year 13 return to school
Tuesday 7th September – Year 12 return to school
A reminder of school uniform can be found here – http://www.gowerton.com/uniform/
As the PE changing rooms are now available, we expect pupils to wear school uniform every day and bring their PE kit in their bags.
From September pupils will be able to add money to their canteen accounts using the top-up cash machines in school. This can also be done using Squid accounts.
Year 7 pupils will receive Squid account details within the first week of term and should bring cash to top up their accounts until then. Pupils who are entitled to free school meals will have their account credited automatically.
A reminder that the canteen does not sell drinks and pupils should bring a water bottle to fill up from the water fountains. Year 7 pupils will be given a school water bottle on Friday.
School photographs will take place on Friday 10th September for pupils in Years 7, 10 & 12.
A reminder that pupils should NOT ATTEND SCHOOL and should book a PCR test, if they have any of the following symptoms –
The following safety measures will be in place from September. These measures will be regularly reviewed in line with Welsh Government guidance –
**Please note that in line with Welsh Government guidance, whole year groups will no longer be required to isolate if there is a positive case in school.**
Lateral Flow Testing
We would encourage pupils to continue to test twice weekly – Monday and Thursday mornings. Any pupil testing positive, should NOT attend school and book a PCR test. Testing kits are available from school.
If you have not already completed the consent for testing, please do this here – consent form
Structure of the school day
From September, the internal structure of the school day will change to include a morning break and form time.
|Years 7, 8, 11, 12||Years 9, 10, 13|
|8.30 – 9.30||Period 1||Period 1|
|9.30 – 10.30||Period 2||Period 2|
|10.30 – 10.50||Break||Form Time|
|10.50 – 11.10||Form Time||Break|
|11.10 – 12.10||Period 3||Period 3|
|12.10 – 1.00||Lunch||Period 4|
|1.00 – 1.50||Period 4||Lunch|
|1.50 – 2.50||Period 5||Period 5|
|2.50 – 3.00||Supervised exit from school||Supervised exit from school|
INSET days 2021/22
School Holidays 2021/22
|Term||Term begins||Mid-term holiday||Term ends||Total days|
|Autumn 2021||Thursday 2 September||Monday 25 October||Friday 29 October||Friday 17 December||72|
|Spring 2022||Tuesday 4 January||Monday 21 February||Friday 25 February||Friday 8 April||64|
|Summer 2022||Monday 25 April||Monday 30 May||Friday 3 June||Friday 22 July||59|
Good Friday – Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Monday – Monday 18 April 2022
Additional Bank Holiday for schools – Friday 29 April 2022
May Bank Holiday – Monday 2 May 2022
Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 30 May 2022
Thank you for your continued support of the school and we look forward to working with you during the academic year 2021/22.
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