School Bulletin Board

To support families in understanding the different issues to do with COVID, the government has developed new translated materials in a variety of languages. These are available at the links below:


NHS Covid 19 app

Hands, face, space

NHS Test and Trace

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education settings and children’s social care:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

Timings of the School Day
As part of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, temporary timings have been introduced for the school day. Please see below:

Years 8 & 11

8.30am – 8.45amRegistration
8.45am – 9.45amPeriod 1
9.45am – 10.45amPeriod 2
10.45am – 11.15amBreak
11.15am – 12.15pmPeriod 3
12.15pm – 12.45pmPeriod 4a
12.45pm – 1.15pmLunch
1.15pm – 1.45pmPeriod 4b
1.45pm – 2.45pmPeriod 5

Years 7, 9 & 10

8.45am – 9.45amPeriod 1
9.45am – 10.15amPeriod 2a
10.15am – 10.45amBreak
10.45am – 11.15amPeriod 2b
11.15am – 12.15pmPeriod 3
12.15pm – 1.15pmPeriod 4
1.15pm – 1.45pmLunch
1.45pm – 2.45pmPeriod 5
2.45pm – 3.00pmRegistration

Mental Health Support
Kooth is being provided now as a free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham. Because young people have suddenly had exams cancelled, transition arrangements thrown up in the air and are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on their loved ones this is important. The new service was successfully launched yesterday for young people from year 6, aged 11 up to 25. The full offer, including online self-referral can be accessed at

Kooth is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham and offers:

  • Online mental health counselling and chat services from midday to 10pm during the week, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends
  • Peer to peer support through moderated discussion forums
  • Self-care tools and resources to build resilience
  • Early response to and identification of emotional well-being and mental health problems
  • No waiting lists, referrals or thresholds to access the service