I hope that everybody is keeping safe and well in these strange times.

Being out of school for such a long period during term time is unprecedented, leading you to be out of direct day to day contact with your friends and the staff at the Academy.

Even though you are not physically at school there is still a team around you to support you. You will be in regular contact with your teachers on TEAMs to continue your learning, however please remember that your tutor and Head of Year are also available if you need to contact them for any reason.

In addition to this Mrs Vass, Ms Fox, Ms Tibble and the SEN team are all available if you need to contact them.

The team at the Academy would like to remind you that if you are feeling unsafe at home, speak out you will be believed – talk to someone you trust or call Childline 0800 1111. If you can’t get to a phone visit www.childline.org.uk or SafeDorset

We very much look forward to returning to a more normal day to day life, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back to the Academy


Information about Mental Health Awareness Week


Health and Well-being help line

A new helpline has been launched to support parents and carers who are worried about how their child is coping during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dorset Council’s Educational Psychology Service has set-up the helpline to support those who are worried about their child or teenager during the lockdown.

The helpline number is 01305 228300. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm. Callers need to ring and make an appointment for a 30-minute phone consultation.


ChatHealth is a confidential and anonymous text messaging service that enables children and young people aged 11-19 (year 7 and above) in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the ChatHealth School Nursing Team.

just text us on 07480635511 between 8.30 and 4.30 and a nurse on duty will text you back.

In relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19),  ChatHealth will still be available to access Monday – Friday 8.30 – 4.30 (not Bank Holidays), even if schools are closed, for any queries or concerns around emotional health, physical health, sexual health, family, exams, relationships etc.


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