Further to my previous message when I signposted websites detailing all up-to-date and appropriate information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, I would like to reassure parents/carers that the school has soap and hot water in all of our toilet facilities which we of course continue to remind our young people to use. Messages about good hygiene practices are continually being reinforced to students via form and assembly to complement advice I know you will also be giving your child at home.
We continue to follow the local authority guidelines in regard to communication about the virus and health & safety practices; should there be any further information I will of course continue to update you as soon as I receive it.
Victoria Lambe, Headteacher
“Bassaleg School is very successful in securing a caring, supportive and inclusive ethos” “Excellent – in care, support and guidance” - Estyn Report May 2019
Please be aware that the policy on admission arrangements for 2021/22 has been determined as consulted upon and can now be viewed here.
A review of traffic safety on the school site has been undertaken and the following safety measures / traffic restrictions will be implemented with effect from Monday 4 November 2019.
Forge Main Entrance
There will be no access for vehicles between 8:15 - 8:35 am and 3:00 - 3:15 pm. If access is required e.g. for a medical condition, please contact the school and arrive prior to the restricted times. Any vehicles already on the school site will not be allowed to leave within the restricted times and until students have safely arrived / left.
No access for vehicles except for authorised Newport City Council Home to School Transport.
Griffin Back Entrance
No access for vehicles during school hours and the gates will remain closed until 3:15 pm. Gates will open at 3:15 pm and this will be the allocated parking for parents / guardians who wish to attend sporting fixtures.
A reminder that the school is a no smoking site, no dogs are allowed with the exception of assistance dogs and there is no access to school buildings. Your support of all of our sports teams is really appreciated, so please continue to attend.
Your cooperation in helping to improve student safety is greatly appreciated.
Essential guidance for home learning for pupils – school closure: Powerpoint
Guidance for our school community – How to look after yourself and other people.
Essential Pupil Attendance Information:
All usual procedures in relation to non-attendance have been suspended until
Schoolcomms Updates from the Headteacher
Applications for childcare – extended to
further key workers - 26th March
Urgent message from the Headteacher - school closure - Wednesday 18th March
Guidance for parents/carers – message from the Head Friday 13th March .
Guidance for students – message from DHT Friday 13th March.
The Calendar – Events Postponed:
Parent Forum - 24th March
Year 12 trip to Orielton - 24th to 27th March
Year 9 trip to Glan Llyn - 27th to 29th March
Year 8 Parents' Eve 2 - 1st April
Whole School Photo - 1st April
Year 7 trip to Llangrannog - 24th to 26th April