As we continue with our plans for re-opening our buildings, we know you will probably have many questions about how we will navigate the situation we find ourselves in – ensuring exciting and rewarding educational opportunities, whilst keeping our community safe and healthy.
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How are you planning for re-opening?
It’s all systems go! We are very pleased with the way in which remote learning is going and so now we turn our attention to the next academic year at Worskop College and welcoming a number of children back at Ranby for the last 4 weeks of term.
In September we’re launching our brand new co-curricular Programme at Worksop College and we’re excited to share that with you all. It’s also our 125th year, so lots to look forward to.
At Ranby House, we have just started accepting children from age 2, so we’re getting our building ready and welcoming new staff and new children across a number of year groups.
In terms of our physical buildings and infrastructure, we have a core team of people working to get both schools back up and running, looking at what measures we need to put in place to ensure the safety of our whole community.
Is there a Transition Programme for those joining Worksop College?
I have questions about costs – fees, uniform and trips etc. Who should I speak to?
How will we buy uniform, is the school shop open?
How are you making sure buildings and classrooms will be safe?
We don’t know how long the social distancing rules will apply and so we are planning accordingly. This includes a number of measures, ensuring adequate space between desks, maximum numbers of pupils in classrooms and looking at how we may need to reconfigure Boarding Houses. There will be staggering of meal times in order to reduce traffic in our corridors and we are also looking at a one-way system put in place to aid social distancing.
We increased the number of sanitising stations in early March of 2020, but we will increase these again as we prepare for September and beyond.
We know that some activities and sports may still be prohibited by September and so we’re looking at our timetable and reconfiguring it to ensure full and exciting programmes that are social-distancing-compliant and yet create amazing opportunities for all pupils.
Will there be a two-week quarantine period for those coming into the UK?
Sport and extra-curricular activities are a big part of an independent education – how will you ensure these programs can continue?
Will pupils be required to wear facemasks?