Latest COVID-19 Information

Keeping in touch during the school closure

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What information has been sent to parents and students?

Download recent letters and news bulletins from the Communications area.

What’s happening about exams?

Ofqual published guidance about grading for GCSEs and A-levels this summer on 03/04/2020 and a video with grading information for students on 09/04/2020.

Year 10 and Year 12 exams have now been completed and students are following their timetable.

What work should I be doing?

A new timetable has been issued for students in Years 7-9 to follow in Term 5, from 20 April. Year 10 are revising for the May online examinations then have a new timetable.

How do I access work for students?

Resources are available on Show My Homework (SmH) to support St John’s students studying at home.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing SmH, email our ICT Helpdesk:
  • We’ve set up a  webpage for students, parents and staff to help you access Office 365 and Microsoft Teams  Remote Learning User Guides
  • All students and parents should have access to Show My Homework. See our  Show My Homework page under “Life id=”Support”at St John’s” for more information about how to log in.
  • Students should also check their school emails daily.

How can I support my children with their work?

What’s available for Year 6 students joining St John’s in September 2020?

There’s a page on the website for Year 6 students who are joining us in September. There’s a video all about life at St John’s, and lots of resources to download. Year 6 to 7 Transition

Where can I get help?

What’s happening about Free School Meals?

We are now working with Edenred UK which is delivering supermarket vouchers on behalf of the DfE to families with free school meal entitlement. If you are entitled to receive vouchers, you will receive this support either as an eCode that you can redeem online or as a voucher which we will print off and post it to your home address, or arrange a collection if easy and safe to do so.

What’s happening about immunisations?

Virgin Care provide our immunisations. They are planning to reschedule any immunisations that they have not been able to administer, and they will notify us in due course. If you have any concerns, the Virgin Care immunisation team number is 03002 470082

Where can I get Careers advice?

What’s happening about the DofE Award?

Parents have been informed that the DofE expeditions due to take place in May have been cancelled. The Bronze expedition weekend at the end of June could potentially still go ahead. We have confirmed a new date in the Autumn term for the Bronze expedition- Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October.

Read more about the new guidance to help students work towards their awards on our  DofE webpage 

News Updates

17/7/2020: Latest COVID-19 Letter from Mr Tucker.

10/07/2020: Latest COVID-19 Letter from Mr Tucker.

3/07/2020: Latest COVID-19 Letter from Mr Tucker.

26/06/2020: Latest COVID-19 Letter from Mr Tucker.

12/06/2020: Links to Year 10 & Year 12 assembly videos Mr Tucker mentioned in his latest COVID-19 Letter.  Please note that you will only be able to view these videos with a school account, so please ask your children to log into their account when you click the link.

12/06/2020: Secondary Schools Reopening Risk Assessment published

05/06/20 Latest COVID-19 letter from Mr Tucker.

04/06/20 We’ve published a new page on our website for Year 6 students who are joining us in September. There’s a video all about life at St John’s, and lots of resources to download. Year 6 to 7 Transition

22/5/20 Read Mr Tucker’s COVID-19 update letter to parents from the last week of term 5.

20/05/20 See the letter from Mr Tucker regarding the return of years 10 & 12 during term 6.

05/05/20 Year 11s have been sent a  Careers Update letter

04/05/20 Year 12 online examinations begin today

01/05/20 Year 10 students – you should spend w/c 4 May completing all work set on SmH, and starting your revision, w/c 11 May should be for revision only, for your online exams in w/c 18 May. The new Year 10 timetable issued last week commences after the exams.

01/05/20 Our expedition providers BXM have cancelled the expeditions due to take place in May.  As it stands, and pending further advice from the government, the Bronze expedition weekend at the end of June could potentially still go ahead – we will send out guidance regarding this as soon as we can confirm one way or another. In the meantime, we have confirmed a date in the Autumn term for the Bronze expedition.  This will be Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th October.  As it stands we can’t say whether this will be a training weekend or Assessment weekend but please save this date in your diaries.

30/04/20 Year 10 students have a new timetable to follow. It has been sent to parents and publishes on our Communications page

17/04/20  We now know for certain that things need to remain as they are for at least the next three weeks, but we do remain hopeful that an exit strategy will be in place as soon as possible. We’ve issued a timetable for all Year 7-9 students to follow in Term 5. Read more on our Curriculum/Key Stage 3 page

09/04/20 We’ve set up a new page on our website with guides to accessing our remote learning resources: Remote Learning User Guides

08/04/20 There’s a new page on our website: St John’s at Home showcasing some of the work being produced by our students at home

03/04 20 Ofqual has today published guidance about grading for GCSEs and A-levels this summer. Read more on our Exams page

27/03/20 During these difficult times, the English department at St. John’s will be setting students a new prompt to inspire them to write. At the end of each week, we will choose the best entry and – with the winning student’s permission – we will be publishing it on our “Writing While the World Stands Still” page for other students, parents and staff to read and enjoy.

26/03/20 We’ll be sending regular letters and news bulletins to parents and students, so remember to check your emails. Year 11 & Sixth Form letters were sent out this week. You can read them all on the website. This week’s Year 11 letter includes an Exams FAQ section.

24/03/20 We will keep in touch with parents and students. If you need to contact us, use the email address as the best way of keeping in touch with us about issues relating to the current situation.  We’ll also keep the website updated, and you can follow us on Twitter @StJohnsMarlb

24/03/20 Students: If you’re having any problems logging in to Show my Homework or Hegarty Maths, remember they are very busy. If you can’t log in at the moment, please try later

20/03/20 Year 7 last day in school. From  Monday 23 March St John’s is only open to children of keyworkers and vulnerable students. Staff have begun training as remote teachers.

19/03/20 Following the cancellation of the summer examinations, Mr Tucker made the decision that Thu 19th March will be the last day in school for Year 11 & 13, and we will do our best to make the day special for the students. Read more here

19/03/20 Wiltshire Council has issued a helpful guide Looking after yourself, looking after your children“;

19/03/20 Check our advice for students working at home.

19/03/20 A range of resources is available on Show My Homework(SmH)  to support students studying at home.

18/03/20 St John’s Marlborough parents have now been informed by email that from Thursday 19th March 2020 the academy will open only for Year 7, 11 & 13 students. Year 8, 9, 10 & 12 students will need to work from home for the foreseeable future. Read the letter from Mr Tucker.

18/03/20 The government announced that schools across the UK will close until further notice, and this summer’s exams won’t go ahead.

17/03/20 We will publish a range of resources on Show My Homework to support students studying at home.  Unfortunately we have reached a point where we cannot organise bespoke work for individual students or respond to individual queries. All students and parents should have access to Show My Homework. See our Show My Homework page for more information on logging in.

17/03/20 12:00 the following meetings and events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • 24th March Ski Trip meeting POSTPONED
  • 26th March Spring Concert CANCELLED
  • 30th March Watersports Trip meeting POSTPONED
  • 1st April KS3 Performing Arts Festival CANCELLED
  • 1st April Year 12 Cardiff University Open Day visit CANCELLED
  • 2nd April Year 8 Parents’ Evening CANCELLED
  • 2nd & 3rd April Year 12 work shadowing CANCELLED, although possibly will be rescheduled

16/03/20 All St John’s after school clubs are cancelled with effect from Tue 17 Mar, for the remainder of this term.

16/03/20 With effect from Wed 18 March all external evening and weekend bookings have been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.