Dear Parents,

School open, lessons in action, After School Activities running and now School Trips are in full swing!

Our school is fully open and 'normality' is closer with our first Adventure Trips out today with Years 7 and 8, next week we have Year 9 and 10 Adventure Days, and also visits by our Primary students to the House of Illusions and an Eco Farm! We are delighted to arrange these opportunities and very happy that the students can enjoy exploring and experiencing class and year group excursions already this term. They will have an amazing time!

Tomorrow, we have our Enrichment Day 2 from 8.00am to 13.00pm. Over 60 students have signed up over the 2 weeks and this makes it our most popular Enrichment Days we have organised in the last year. We had wonderful weather on Saturday last week and enjoyed some excellent PE sports and arts and crafts. We have MEPI and Science activities planned for the students this week. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Please come along to the PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale if you are free next Friday 17th September between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. This is a great way to meet other parents, help out one another with uniforms and to recycle any clothes so that others can use them. A great event and thank you in advance for your support.

Today, we had a fire drill onsite and the students were a real credit to the school. They exited quietly, calmly and in an organised manner. I was very happy with all students and staff and this further solidifies the high-quality safety expectations of the school and our procedures. Well done to everyone.

More deliveries have arrived in the new building over the past 7 days with extra tables, chairs and IT for the ground floor. On Monday 13th September, all primary classes will have a scheduled literacy lesson in the new library. Other building updates include the School Nurse's room completed, fully equipped and this has been an excellent addition to our provision here at BISL.

If you get a moment, please check out the article by our Sixth Form, 'An Insight into Sixth Form at BISL'.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Walton


Health & Safety / COVID Update

There is no change regarding masks, cough/hand hygiene and the delivery of lunches to classrooms from last week.

Our school is open, lessons run as normal and our After School Provision will is in full swing, with a range of clubs on offer for BISL students.

Further guidance regarding vaccinations or testing will be confirmed once national guidance is released.

I have included the guidance for masks below:

Events Next Week

Events held next week will be held in school. This will be reviewed each Friday in line with guidance. The next update will be released on Friday 17th September.

Parents will need to wear masks, follow the safety guidance and sign a declaration form at the event.

  • Wednesday, 15th September - E-Safety Presentation
  • Friday, 17th September - PTA Uniform Sale

All of our upcoming events, and more details, are listed on the school website here.

New Building - Parent Tours

Last Friday, over 70 parents came in for our Coffee with the Principal and PTA mini breakfast for a tour of our new building, and I was delighted to see so many of you attend. It was fantastic to finally show the parents around our stunning new building, we have a lot of work to do over the coming weeks and are looking forward to using this wonderful new facility.

If you weren't able to join us, please come along to our next Coffee with the Principal on Friday October 8 from 8:00 for another chance to tour the building, or see the developments that have taken place since your first visit.

PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

Our wonderful PTA volunteers are organising a second hand uniform sale on Friday September 17 - look out for their tables set up outside the front entrance during pick-up between 2:30 - 3:30.

If you have any items of uniform to donate, you can do so using the designated box by the front entrance!

School Calendar

Our school calendar for the 2021-22 academic year is available here.

Urgent Communication

All urgent updates continue to be sent via email.

Please monitor your emails for future updates as this continues to be the best way to send out clear and consistent communication to all parents. Check that you are receiving emails, have enough space in your email folder, that they do not go to your 'junk' folder and if you are unsure, please contact to check your contact email and phone number on record.

If you change any contact details, please inform the school immediately.

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