• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Please keep referring back to this page as we will keep you updated with information when it becomes available via this and Parent Mail. 

Coronavirus Updates

Please see todays full update letter in the Coronavirus Updates folder.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement early this week, from Monday 17th May, face coverings will no longer be recommended for pupils and staff in classrooms. 

We continue to expect that face coverings should be worn by staff, students and visitors in situations outside of classrooms in both corridors and in the lunch queue, as social distancing is not always possible. We have taken this cautious approach as Covid cases have been increasing in parts of Huntingdon, Peterborough and Bedfordshire. This situation will be reviewed towards the end of this half term based on the latest localised data.

 

Please see todays full update letter in the Coronavirus Updates folder.

Feeling worried or anxious?

At Abbey College we have a strong team of form tutors who act as the first port of call for any concerns that students might have. 

However, we now have a dedicated button  on our website for students and families to confidentially raise concerns or to request support, including: 

  • Peer Mediation, to help students resolve any friendship issues they may have;
  • Reporting a concern about the bus;
  • Reporting unkindness or bullying;
  • Ask for support with anxiety.

Please do encourage your child to raise any concerns that they have so that we can help to resolve them in a timely manner.

Please see todays full update letter in the Coronavirus Updates folder along with a letter for parents and carers from Jonathan Lewis, Service Director – Education, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.

Lateral Flow Testing

Over the last week, we have been issuing all students who wish to take part in the testing process with a box of Lateral Flow Device test kits. We will issue further tests before the Half Term break. It is very important that any test kits issued are only used by your child and are not shared with anyone else. Thank you to those families who have been recording the results on both the TestRegister and the Government website. Please note that the TestRegister site allows us to track who requires a testing kit.

If you cannot find any emails to register results, please visit https://testregister.co.uk/ and click LOGIN. You will then be sent an activation code to login and record the result.

Please encourage your child(ren) to continue testing twice weekly, so that we can keep our school community safe.

Reporting Concerns

At Abbey College we have a strong team of form tutors who act as the first port of call for any concerns that students might have.  However, we know that some students may be more comfortable raising their initial concerns digitally and we have therefore, added a number of links to our website. You will find links for: 

  • Peer Mediation, to help students resolve any friendship issues they may have;
  • Reporting a concern about the bus;
  • Reporting unkindness or bullying.

Please do encourage your child to raise any concerns that they have so that we can help to resolve them in a timely manner.

Please see todays full update letter in the Coronavirus Updates folder.

Lateral Flow Testing for Covid-19

Thank you for your support of your child taking a COVID Lateral Flow Test at home. Please do encourageyour child to continue testing twice weekly, so that we can keep our school community safe. Next week wewill be issuing further test kits to those students who have taken four tests or more since they were lastissued. If your child has taken fewer than four tests, but they are running low because of missingcomponents in the kits for example, please ask them to let their Form Tutor know and we will issue a newset to them. Further kits will be distributed before the May half term.

PE Kit update

As we move into the warmer months, students are required to wear their Summer PE kit. Students have theoption to wear leggings/skins as a base layer, but these cannot be substituted for school PE shorts which aremandatory. For warmth, blue or black jogging bottoms are also permitted.