External exams in I media and Enterprise and Marketing

6th January 2021 Dear Parent, Following last night’s announcement from the Department for Education the college has decided not to run the upcoming external exams in I media and Enterprise and Marketing which were due to take place on Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th of January. I know that students and parents will be disappointed […]

Staggered Return in January

18th December 2020 Dear Parent,  Following yesterday’s announcement  of a staggered return to college in January. I am writing to give you some details on what this will entail.  Monday 4th January will now be a teacher Training Day and there will be no online learning on this day. This day is being used as […]

End of Term Arrangements

11th December 2020 Dear Parent, You will be aware that the government has announced that schools can alter their calendar to end term a day early. I think this announcement is too little, too late and puts schools and families in a potentially difficult position. I have decided that the college will remain open on […]

A Letter Regarding Perdiswell Primary School Consultation

Dear Parent We have been asked to share this document with you about Perdiswell Primary School as some of you may wish to comment on the consultation. This consultation will have no impact on our college. Yours sincerely Greg McClarey Headteacher

Covid-19 Update

2nd December 2020 Dear Parents, We have been advised by Public Health that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the college.In this instance only two students identified as being close contacts have been told to self isolate from Tuesday 1st  December to  Tuesday 15th December. Both of these students are in Year […]

Future Parents’ Evenings

1st December 2020 Dear Parent I hope that you and your family are well.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support over the course of this term. Our students have proved themselves to be both adaptable and resilient and staff have been working hard to ensure that they are […]

Non-uniform Day 2.12.20

27th November 2020 Dear Parent, We will be having a non-uniform day on Wednesday 2nd December to support the homeless in our Archdiocese. The Fr. Hudson’s Society has launched a fundraising initiative to support this cause and have asked for schools to help. As we prepare during the season of Advent to welcome Jesus into […]

Change of Date for Teacher Training Day

11th November 2020 Dear Parent Please note that due to Year 11 mock exams being rescheduled the upcoming teacher training day has been moved to Friday 4th December. No students will be in college on this day. Yours sincerely Greg McClarey Head Teacher

Letter to parents of direct and proximity contacts – Year 9

16th November 2020 FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID-19 AT BLESSED EDWARD OLDCORNE CATHOLIC COLLEGE Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days   Dear Parent, We have been informed by Public Health England local health protection team that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the college. All contacts of a […]

Year 9 students that are remote learning

16th November 2020 Dear Parent, I am writing to inform you that your child will need to stay at home and receive remote learning rather than attending school from Monday 16th November and will return to school on Monday 30th November. As you were aware we were informed by Public Health England local health protection […]