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  • School Closure on Monday 19 September 2022

    Published 15/09/22

    We will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022

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  • New Classrooms Now Officially Open!

    Published 14/07/22

    We are pleased to announce that on Monday 11th July our new Key Stage 4 Classrooms were opened by Darcey our youngest student and Anna Firth MP - we are really excited about using them in the Autumn term.

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  • Songwriting Workshop

    Published 29/06/22

    We were really pleased to have Nathan Timothy from The Song Writing Charity visit for the day and create a song with students using their musical ideas for lyrics and sounds. You can listen to the result here.

    What Can I Say? Lancaster School Song

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  • Jubilee Art

    Published 07/06/22

    Chalkwell class created some great art work inspired by the Jubilee

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  • Stubbers Activity Park

    Published 16/05/22

    This week it is Activity Week at Lancaster. Our Stubbers group have arrived at the camping ground and are all settled in.

     

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  • Biggest Little Flute Show

    Published 12/05/22

    This morning we have a brilliant flute workshop with Kerry and Dave and their Biggest Little Flute Show. Students loved listening to the music and talking about how the flute works.

     

     

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  • Ofsted Report

    Published 25/04/22

    Our Ofsted Report was published today and we are really pleased to have maintained our status as a good school.

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  • New Key Stage 4 Classrooms

    Published 25/04/22

    We are very excited as the 3 new classrooms for Key Stage 4 are nearly complete. We can't wait to start using them.

     

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  • Learning Cafe

    Published 11/03/22

    Another 3 students worked a shift today at our friendly learning cafe called Elevenses.

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  • Meeting Anna Firth, MP for Southend West

    Published 04/03/22

    Louise, the Head teacher at Kingsdown, and Tom met Anna Firth, the MP for Southend West, today to discuss the issues with school transport and how it can be improved. We hope that Anna will help us to improve this service for all our students and their families. 

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  • Trip to see Wicked

    Published 25/02/22

    Some of our students went to see Wicked on Wednesday at the Apollo Theatre in London. They travelled by train and tube and coped really well when we came back during rush hour.

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  • Plan for return to Lancaster’s ‘new normal’ – after half term

    Published 10/02/22

    Parents will be fully aware of the journey we have been on over the last two years. The disruption to our students lives and learning has been unprecedented and we are keen to get the school back to full running order. So far we have kept to class bubbles and while this has been relatively safe, students have missed out on many social opportunities, friendships and assemblies.

    In order to achieve our aim of running the school in the ‘new normal’ way, we have met with one of the expert specialist doctors in Southend and discussed in detail how we can do this and keep everyone in school as safe as possible.

    It’s important for parents to know that nearly every single member of staff in school has had the three vaccinations.

    We now also know that 75% of parents sent us information about their son / daughters vaccinations status and that 75% of these students have had at least their first vaccination and most have had 2 or 3. So over half of our students have had 2 or more vaccinations. This helps to protect us all.

    We now test over 90% of students using the LFD test on site regularly and this has become part of our students’ normal routines.

    To move forward, here is what we will be doing after half term –

    • All staff will test at home before coming to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Any who test positive will isolate and follow NHS advice before returning.
    • We will test students every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the very start of the school day. Staff will meet students on arrival wearing masks and gloves and will test in class straight away.
    • We ask that students arrive at school wearing masks, which they will wear until they are tested and everyone in the class is found to be negative.
    • Any student who tests positive will be isolated straight away and parents will be called. These students will isolate at home, following NHS guidance and can return to school after negative tests on days 5 and 6 or after day 10, if they have no symptoms.
    • Once everyone in each class has been tested and everyone onsite is negative, we will be able to remove masks and socially mix across the school. This includes mixing at break time and in assembly. Some of our students have never been into an assembly in the hall!

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this. I will be updating our risk assessment to reflect these changes and putting it on the website in due course.

    I can be reached on 07900 – 366710 or by email on head@lancaster.southend.sch.uk

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