Daily Update

20 July 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

What a lovely day - I hope you have had the chance to enjoy the sunshine.


This is the first of two email today.  This email covers the usual daily information.  The second email, which I will send later, will have the details for our full reopening in September.  (Current Year 11 parents / carers will not receive this second email.)


Provision for This Week - Critical Workers and Vulnerable Groups

Thank you to those parents / carers that have completed the form for this week’s provision.  We are looking forward to seeing your child this week.

If you have not done so already, it is imperative you complete this form as soon as possible - https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WB20July/.  

Please note that Wednesday 22 July 2020 is our final day.

This provision is ONLY for  parents / carers  who are critical workers or who have children that are classed as vulnerable.

I wish to stress that parents/carers retain the authority to decide whether school is an appropriate environment for their children. Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time, and schools will not be held to account for attendance levels. 


Free School Meal Vouchers

You should have received the final voucher today. This £75 voucher will cover:

Week 1 - 27 July (2nd week of summer)

Week 2 - 03 August (3rd week of summer)

Week 3 - 10 August (4th week of summer)

Week 4 - 17 August (5th week of summer)

Week 5 - 24 August (6th  week of summer)

Please note, the first week of the summer holiday was covered in the previously released voucher. 


School Bus - Basildon

Thank you to those parents who have filled in the form to reserve a place on the school bus provided by APT.  We have passed your information to APT who will contact you with further details about routes, times, payments, etc.  

If you have not already contacted us regarding a place on the coach, please contact APT directly.  The details are as follows:

e-mail:  admin@aptcoaches.co.uk

phone:   01268 783878


School Bus - Southend

Due to the low response rate for the Southend coach, APT are not in a position to run this service.  Therefore, The Deanes will provide a minibus service for the students who have requested a place.  I will email more details, tomorrow, to those parents who completed the form.  


Distance Learning

We have prepared some suggested reading and viewing for our students to do over the summer.  These suggestions will help your child to understand key concepts and will broaden their knowledge of the topics to be studied.  I have attached the guides to this email.  They are also available on our school website here.


Year 11 Examination Results Day

Ms Corp has written to Year 11 students and their parents with the details of the Results Day.  For information, I have copied Ms Corp's email below.


How to contact us

Can I also remind you that we want to do what we can to support our students and their families during this period.  

In order to help with communication, we have set up a quick form.  By using this form, we will be able to respond to you very quickly and it will allow our reception staff to remain at home.

If you need to contact us during this difficult period, please click here.  The form is also on our website under the 'Contact Us' menu item.



Take care,


Desi McKeown