Headmaster’s Message 11th May

Dear Anselmian parents and students,

I hope that you and your families and friends are well. You are all in our prayers.

We now have a fortnight before half- term and teachers will continue to set assignments for students using Microsoft Teams and Show My Homework.

Year 9 have their Assessment Week next week and boys should continue their revision this week.

The Prime Minister’s recent announcements have at least given us some clarity regarding the remainder of this term. It is possible that Years 10 and 12 will have a phased return to lessons before the end of the Academic Year but it will not be in early June and probably not until July. It is therefore imperative that students complete all the assignments set by their teachers. When normal routines resume schools, colleges and Local Authorities will be in communication with Exam Boards to ensure that the disruption to the education of our students is taken into account and that fair exams will be set in 2021. We also encourage 6th Formers to do some research into Higher and Further Education options.

It is likely that Years 7,  8 and 9 will not return to school until September so we will be planning during  the next few weeks how best to support your sons for the rest of this term.

Our teachers and the SLT are currently preparing our GCSE, BTec and A Level Centre Assessed predicted Grades which will be forwarded to the Exam Boards for moderation. These grades are confidential and subject to change by the Exam Boards. The dates of results days, when they will be distributed to students, remain unchanged on 13th and 20th August.

The College remains closed, except for the sons of essential workers, as has been the case since 23rd March and this system is working well. Thank you for your co-operation.

The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima tomorrow, in commemoration of her appearances in Portugal in 1917. We turn to Our Lady for her protection and inspiration at this difficult time. We implore her to protect you.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Duggan