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  • 29/04/20

    Moving up to The Buckingham School in September 2020

    The school website has a wealth of important and useful information, so please take the opportunity to look around.  Additionally,  we have created a dedicated section 'Joining us in Year 7', which includes information and resources to hopefully help with your child...
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  • 18/03/20

    Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding & Student First Team Email Addresses

    The School's care for students who require our support with Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and the Student First team are available via the following email addresses: antibullying@buckinghamschool.org       safeguarding@buckinghamschool.org     student...
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  • 30/06/20

    Buckinghamshire Council: Service Director's letter dated 29 June 2020

    We have sent out today (via ParentMail) a letter from Buckinghamshire Council's Service Director. The letter looks back on the last few months and also sets out more detail on the plans for return to education in schools and early years settings in September.
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  • 23/06/20

    Headteacher Update as at 23 June 2020

    I hope that you are keeping safe and well. We feel as though we have now started the next chapter of the School’s “pandemic journey” last week. We welcomed back 70% of Year 10 students, and nearly every member of Year 12. Please do take a moment to look on our Facebook page for...
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  • 17/06/20

    Google Meet Timetables for all Year Groups

    Google Meet timetable for Summer Term   The following timetables show when Google Meet lessons are happening across the week for each year group and the codes you need to access them. Please ensure you attend the necessary lessons - if you are unsure, details can be found on your subject'...
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  • 16/06/20

    Transition update for Year 6 children moving up to The Buckingham School

    Please find below a link to a letter from our Head of Year 7, Miss Keeping, with an update on the Transition process. Included in the letter is a link to a special Transition Newsletter with lots of really useful information in it, including a video with some words from our He...
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  • 10/06/20

    Teacher training day on Friday 10 July 2020 - letter dated 10 June

    I am writing to inform you that there will be a teacher training day on Friday 10th July 2020. During this day, there will be no distance learning through Google Meets and the ‘Small School’ provision for key worker children will not be open. Our staff have worked solidly since the be...
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  • 04/06/20

    ​​​​​​​Key Stage 3 Google Meet timetable for this term

    The Key Stage 3 Google Meet timetable can be downloaded (see link shown below). All codes are available within students' Google Classrooms. These virtual face-to-face sessions will be accompanied by tasks and activities on Google Classroom.   Key Stage 3 Distance Learning...
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  • 04/06/20

    Year 12 - Schedule of in-school teaching and learning this term - letter dated 3 June 2020

      After so many conversations about how we are all so desperate to get back to Sixth Form, catch up with each other and push on with our learning, I am pleased to share our schedule of in-school teaching and learning this term. In light of the Government delaying the return to Sixth Form...
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  • 02/06/20

    Health for Teens: Covid-19 Pandemic Information

    The challenges and difficulties experienced by our students are extraordinary and there was little time to prepare them for the strange times we now face. We are in no doubt there will be many months to follow that will raise many questions and uncertainty for them.   Students and paren...
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  • 29/05/20

    Headteacher Letter to Parents/Carers of Years 10 & 12 - as at 29 May 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers of Years 10 and 12 I trust that you and your loved ones are keeping well. This letter is a long one, but its content is very important to you and you will have to make a decision about whether your child will take part in the limited opportunities that we are offering for...
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  • 28/05/20

    NHS Assessed Mental Health Apps

    The NHS Apps library helps patients and the public to find trusted health and wellbeing apps. These digital tools have been assessed by the NHS.  To explore the apps, click on the link shown below.   https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/
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  • 22/05/20

    Key Stage 3 Distance Learning Update as at 22 May 2020

    As I write this letter, it is National Teacher Appreciation Day and I couldn’t be any prouder of all staff at The Buckingham School. They have adapted, modified and developed their working practices to embrace completely different systems of working in such a short period of time, alongside co...
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  • 22/05/20

    Year 7s Joining The Buckingham School in September 2020

    Dear Parent / Carer We are very aware of the many additional challenges which the current pandemic has added to the process of Transition from primary to secondary school. To help your child prepare for some of the more practical aspects of the Transition, we have put together a set of challen...
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  • 18/05/20

    Mental Health Awareness Week - 'Kindness' Theme

    Dear Parents, Carers and Students Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is ‘Kindness’. We are all currently living in a part of history which is full of uncertainty. One thing that is certain is how one act of kindness can help others...
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  • 18/05/20

    Year 11s - Joining our Sixth Form & Taster Sessions Week Commencing 18 May 2020

    We are very mindful of the stress and worry that these unusual and unprecedented times are having on students who are approaching the end of their Key Stage 4 education. We just wanted to reassure you that we remain very interested in your application to our Sixth Form and committed to your futur...
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  • 15/05/20

    Dealing with the effects of lockdown resource

    There are lots of new situations and emotions that children may be experiencing during the lockdown. Below is a weblink to a really useful piece of resource to help deal with the effects of lockdown. It covers family problems, kindness,  anger & frustration, sleep problems etc...
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  • 14/05/20

    Tassomai Learning Platform for Years 7, 8 & 9

    The School has signed up to the learning platform Tassomai. It is an online platform that we are using for English and Science in Years 7-9. Tassomai is available to use on a computer through their website and on a phone or tablet via their app. Hopefully, this will aid in a reduction on the ne...
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  • 13/05/20

    Headteacher's Update as at 13 May 2020

    I know that many of you will be trying to work out what the various announcements made in the last few days will mean for us all. A lot of guidance was published for the first time on Monday evening. A link for parents and carers was published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clos...
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  • 07/05/20

    ThinkBuckingham! Newsletter by students for students - May Issue

    ThinkBuckingham is a newsletter produced by students for students. It is a wonderful contribution of what students have been doing at home, personal stories, recipes, diary entries, drama pieces and more!  Thank you to everyone for your articles. To read the first issue, click here...
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  • 07/05/20

    Family Support in the Community - letter dated 6 May 2020

    During these difficult times, members of our community will be adapting to various challenges, both in the home and at work. As a school that truly believes in community, we are always working closely with local counsellors and support agencies, to ensure those families that need support are able to...
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  • 04/05/20

    Year 13 Update - letter dated 4 May 2020

    I hope you and your families are keeping well. I am writing to update you on a few things that are happening in Sixth Form over the next few weeks. Your priority in recent weeks has been to complete your Level 3 courses and file away your notes. Once your courses are completed, your teachers will...
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  • 04/05/20

    Year 12 Update- letter dated 4 May 2020

    I hope you and your families are keeping well. By now, you have had time to settle into a new way of working remotely with your courses. I am really proud at how you are engaging with your teachers at this time. We do not know at this stage how long we will continue to work in this way. When we cons...
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  • 04/05/20

    Next Steps for Year 11s - letter dated 4 May 2020

    Next Steps for Year 11 I hope you and your families are keeping well. I have enjoyed speaking with many of you recently and getting to know you a little better. As an inclusive community School, we are committed more than ever in supporting every student in their next steps, beyond completing the...
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