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  • 11/02/21

    International Trips and Visits - Letter dated 11 February 2021

    Following a meeting with one of our tour operators last week, I am writing to inform you of the current situation regarding our planned overseas trips and what we are planning to do. The Government’s current advice for UK citizens is: “Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you mu...
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  • 11/02/21

    Wellbeing Matters Newsletter - First Edition

    Welcome to the first edition of our Wellbeing newsletter! We aim to bring you positivity and all things good! Each edition of our newsletter will include a Special Feature section, our Favourite Recipe, a Top Tip and any other good news, “happy” pictures, links to videos etc. that we...
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  • 25/01/21

    Key Stage 4 Options Process for Year 9 Students

    Dear Parent/Carer  We are approaching a very important and exciting time in your child’s education at the Buckingham School.  Until now, students have had very little choice about which subjects they study as they have been required to follow the National Curriculum...
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  • 26/11/20

    Sixth Form Virtual Open Event Information Hub

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to you to our Sixth Form Open Event on Thursday 3 December.    As well as having live talks led by Mr McGinnes, Headteacher and Mrs Pykett, Director of Sixth Form, we have created Subject and Pastoral videos to give you an insight into th...
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  • 24/01/21

    School Closure - Monday 25 January 2021

    Following today’s snow, and the freezing weather due overnight, we have decided to announce now, the full closure of the school tomorrow. Neither journeys to school, nor the site itself will be fully safe. This means that no students or staff should come into school on Monday 25th Janu...
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  • 22/01/21

    Key Stage 3 Remote Learning - letter dated 22 January 2021

    Dear Parent / Carer  We are now two weeks into our remote learning provision and I hope you have settled into some form of routine. My colleagues and I have spoken to many families across Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) about their experiences and we continue to seek feedback through surveys, along...
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  • 15/01/21

    Headteacher's Update as of 15 January 2021

    Dear Parents and Carers As we end another week of lockdown, I am writing to update you on our current position.  This week, I am including our new “Student Remote Learning Guide – January 2021”, authored by Mr Fox, supported by colleagues. Our provision incorporates the...
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  • 13/01/21

    Small School Provision - letter dated 13 January 2021

    Dear Parent / Carer After a successful start to running our small school, it is evident that numbers within it are increasing.  In a time when the infection rate is still a concern, the directive from the Government is to remain at home where possible. You will read about concerns in the med...
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  • 13/01/21

    Action4Youth Courses for Young People

    Action4Youth is running a series of courses which might be of interest. Stress, Anxiety and Low Mood, Confidence and Self-Esteem and Positive Relationships - all courses are aimed at young people (Years 7 – 13) with sessions commencing on 22 February. Action4Youth usually come into TBS, so...
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  • 11/01/21

    Years 12/13 Virtual Parents Evening - Headteacher's Welcome Video

    To welcome you to our Sixth Form Virtual Parents Evening on Thursday 28 January 2021, Mr McGinnes, Headteacher, has pre-recordeded a Welcome message, which is available to view: Click here to watch the video
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  • 08/01/21

    Live Google Meet Timetables Commencing Monday 11 January 2021

    Live Google Meet Timetables Commencing Monday 11th January 2021:-  All students will experience some live learning and the timetables of when these live sessions are shown below.  Alongside the live lessons will be tasks set on Google Classroom. Work will be set daily by 8.30a...
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  • 08/01/21

    Mr Fox's letter of 7 January 2021 - Remote Learning

    Dear Parent / Carer Following Mr McGinnes’ letter of 5th January 2021, I am writing to inform you of our remote learning provision for the remainder of this half term, beginning on Monday 11th January 2021. The remote education that your children are currently receiving was only ever des...
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  • 07/01/21

    Examination Update - Headteacher's Letter of 7 January 2021

    Dear Students (and their Parents and Carers) I am writing to you about public examinations this January and this summer. BTEC Examinations for Year 11 and Sixth Form – January 2021 This week, on the evening before an examination, we were placed in the situation of having to decide wheth...
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  • 06/01/21

    Kooth.com - Online Mental Wellbeing Community

    At Kooth.com young people can access pre-moderated forums and articles to find information and gain support, or message an online team of qualified counsellors.  In light of the new restrictions that have just been introduced, Kooth.com is available in our area for young peopl...
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  • 05/01/21

    Headteacher's Update as at 5 January 2021

    05 January 2021 Dear Parents and Carers I am briefly writing to you following the Prime Minister’s announcement last evening. I have consistently kept my own feelings to myself but, today, I feel compelled to say that the start of term has been managed chaotically by national leaders...
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  • 05/01/21

    Welcome Back! Spring Term 2021

    We welcome back students this morning, virtually for remote learning and face to face (for key worker students in our Small School) for the start of the Spring Term. Each day starts with a daily tutor period for students at 8.30am which students must attend, before lessons commence at 9am. We...
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  • 05/01/21

    Year 10 Virtual Parents Evening - Headteacher's Welcome Video

    To welcome you to our Year 10 Virtual Parents Evening on Thursday 14 January 2021, Mr McGinnes, Headteacher, has recorded a Welcome message, which is available to watch, click on the link shown below.   Click here to watch the video.  
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  • 04/01/21

    Headteacher's Update of 31 December 2020

    31 December 2020 Dear Parents and Carers Prime Minister’s Announcement Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday, 30th December, we are writing to you to explain what this means for the Buckingham School. We trust that you take a moment to read the information u...
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  • 15/12/20

    Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 18 December 2020

    In the spirit of celebrating the joy and festivities of Christmas, we will be having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 18th December 2020. Students and staff can wear jumpers with a Christmas theme in return for a £1 donation. All monies raised will go to The Buckingham Table charity. If you...
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  • 14/12/20

    Self-Isolation reduces from 14 days to 10 days

    URGENT UPDATE - Following Government Announcement You may have heard already about the updated guidance around self-isolation, which comes into effect on Monday 14th. Please note that the new guidance applies to people already self-isolating from before that date. Self-Isolation...
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  • 10/12/20

    School is Open on Friday 18 December

    Dear Parents and Carers You may have seen in the media that the Government has suggested that schools may close on Friday 18th December. We can confirm that we will be open on that day and all students are expected to attend school. The term will end at 3pm. The Royal Latin School will also be...
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  • 10/12/20

    Hartridge Ltd Donates 26 Computer Tablets to the School

    The Buckingham School would like to say a MASSIVE 'thank you' to Hartridge Ltd in Buckingham for their extremely generous donation. This morning, Rebecca Knight, Hartridge Ltd’s Global Brand & Communications Manager, delivered to the school 26 brand new computer tablets. Their gene...
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  • 02/12/20

    Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening - Headteacher's Welcome Video

    To welcome you to our Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening on Thursday 10 December, Mr McGinnes, Headteacher, has pre-recorded a welcome message, which is available to view here:  Click here to watch the Welcome video.          
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  • 24/11/20

    Headteacher's Update as at 23 November 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers I am writing to you with a further update on the recent cases of Covid-19 in our community. Headlines:  The school is fully closed tomorrow, Tuesday 24th November, as previously published The Sixth Form remain engaged in remote learning, and should return o...
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