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Headmaster’s Letter 5th March

Posted on 5th March 2021

Dear Parent,


Thanks for your support for our pre-return testing programme. 97% of the school population have been tested across three days and I hope a few more will choose to be tested on Monday morning when we start the second of three rounds. Students (and their parents) will receive more information about the home testing process next week.

We could not have achieved this without the tremendous support from parents, former parents and Caistorians. Students were brilliant – thank you for helping to allay their concerns and for practising swabbing at home. It made the process significantly faster than we had anticipated.

I hope too that the opportunity to cross the threshold for the first time since mid-December enabled students to take a significant step towards the return. I appreciate that returning to the routine of School will be a challenge for some. Please let us know if you have any specific concerns and we will do our best to support them and you. Routines do take time to re-establish. Let’s remember, we have done this before.

Our 3.15pm finish school day will remain in place until the end of the academic year.

Return to school on Monday

Students who requested their first test on Monday morning should report to the back door of the gym and wait 2m apart using the white lines.

Other students should report to their recreation area and wait for their tutor to meet them and escort them to lessons:

Year 7 – Tech Block

Year 8 – Bottom Court

Year 9 – Middle Court

Year 10 – Yard between Old Building & Fitness Suite

Year 11 – Picnic Benches

Year 12 – Yard In front of the Old Hall

Year 13 – Behind Old Building by the pond

As before, on PE days, students should come to school dressed in PE Kit.

The school bus companies have confirmed that transport will run from Monday as before.

Please remember to add money to students’ lunch accounts.

Chemistry Olympiad

Congratulation to the following students who received the following award for the Chemistry Olympiad:

Bronze Award – Aidan Parker

Silver Award – Lewis StevensAdeel AfzalSaffat Hossain

Gold Award – Pawel Grab

Pawel scored 48 marks which placed him in the top 2% of over 7000 candidates nationally and is by far the highest score ever achieved by a CGS student. Thanks also to Mrs Leaning, who organises the competition in School, and to Mrs Barnett, the exams officer, who helped with the logistics and ensured remote supervision.

I wish you all a safe weekend,

Alistair Hopkins