Wednesday 5th May 2021
School Gateway – Cashless Catering
We are aware that currently there are technical issues with the above. The App is displaying incorrect amounts on a student’s account.
No student will be denied access to canteen facilities but will be limited to their usual daily spend.
This is a nationwide problem. The Gateway Suppliers are actively working to resolve the issue and they have given us their reassurance that no extra monies are being withdrawn from personal bank accounts.
Tuesday 4th May 2021
New Broadband Package Available Soon
BT have announced the launch of a new broadband tariff – BT Home Essentials – and this will take place in June this year and may assist some families.
BT Home Essentials is a separate and improved social tariff compared to BT’s initial version, BT Basic. Home Essentials provides an average of 36 Mbps download speeds and 700 minutes of calls for £15 a month, around half the price of a standard BT fibre and calls package. Alternatively, eligible customers can also opt for average speeds of 67 Mbps and unlimited calls for £20 per month.
Thursday 4th March 2021
Following the announcement by Kirsty Williams yesterday, we would like to inform you that we are presently working with Flintshire Education Authority to determine the reopening arrangements for our different year groups during the coming few weeks before Easter. We will hopefully be finalising these details this evening and will update you as soon as possible.
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Following the Welsh Government announcement this afternoon, please find linked below a letter to all students in Years 11, 12 and 13 about internal and external assessment arrangements from the Minister for Education. We await further clarification on a number of points and hope to be able to provide subsequent information to all in January.
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Let’s look after each other the right way this Christmas
Wednesday 9th December 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YEAR 11 STUDENTS
Following a subsequent call from TTP all Year 11 students are now required to self-isolate until the end of Monday 14th December. This is most regrettable, however the safety of all members of our community remains our top priority.
Remote blended learning will begin tomorrow for Year 11 and students should follow their standard curriculum from home until the close of this term. Please remind Year 11 students that they have important mock examinations in early January.
Their teachers will explain more about these in lessons next week.
Sunday 11th October 2020
With regret we must inform you that all students on the Wrexham (paid) bus must self-isolate due the confirmation of a positive Covid case. We have only received this information from TTP this evening and apologise for the disruption it will undoubtedly cause families. We will confirm your return date to school as soon as we are able, but work will be provided by Google Classroom as best we can in the meantime, although teaching staff will not be aware of this until tomorrow morning in some cases.
Tuesday 8th September 2020
When and How to Get Your Child Tested
Please find below links to new pieces of film footage from Heather Payne, Paediatrician – “When and How to Get Your Child Tested”
When should you have a Covid-19 test for your child – https://youtu.be/TTDbNz-1F3c
How to get a Covid-19 test for your child – https://youtu.be/TSwrlt1TIkY
Thursday 27th August 2020
Thursday 20th August 2020
You may have seen in the news that late yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 Aug 2020) schools were made aware that Pearson (the Exam Board who oversees BTEC qualifications) has taken the decision to re-grade their BTEC qualifications.
Pearson have written to schools and colleges to inform them of this decision and will provide more information about the publication of BTEC results shortly. An update will be provided on our website when it becomes available, and final BTEC results for Sport, Business and Performing Arts will be issued as soon as we get them via email.
Reissuing AS and A-Level Grades
You may have seen in the news that late yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 Aug 2020) schools were made aware that Pearson (the Exam Board who oversees BTEC qualifications) has taken the decision to re-grade their BTEC qualifications.Pearson have written to schools and colleges to inform them of this decision and will provide more information about the publication of BTEC results shortly. An update will be provided on our website when it becomes available, and final BTEC results for Sport, Business and Performing Arts will be issued as soon as we get them via email.
Wednesday 19th August 2020
Qualifications Wales/WJEC have also produced information packs and frequently asked questions that explain how grades have been awarded this year and the standardisation process. Please use the links below to access these:
Free School Meals Update September 2020:
As not all year groups will be returning to school within the first two weeks of the autumn term, you will continue to receive the free school meal award via a secure direct payment for your child(ren) for the period 1st September 2020 to 11th September 2020. Due to this your child(ren) will not receive a free school meal on the days they attend school during this time, therefore you will need to provide your child(ren) with a packed lunch or money to purchase a lunch using the school’s preferred payment method.
Year 12 pupils: If your child(ren) is returning to year 12 and you are eligible to free school meals, you will need to reapply on line via Flintshire County Councils web site.
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Letter for all Year 13 students which explains the procedure used for Centre Assessed Grades, Appeals and Results Day
Return of Books/ Lockers:
Please could all students in Years 11 and 13 return their school text books and other school resources on Monday July 20th between the hours of 9.00 and 3.00. Please put the books in a bag clearly labelled with the students name on it and year group. Please enter the school building via the Eluned Parry School Hall, entering by the side doors and exiting via the Gym corridor.
Year 13 students will be able to return their Locker Keys at the same time and then they will be reimbursed.
Many Thanks for your co-operation.
Monday 22nd June 2020
This letter is from Flintshire Local Authority.
Please note, it does not change any of the plans which we have already provided for parents / carers of Castell Alun students.
School ties and Technology aprons will be available to purchase from Forresters too for this year, as we are unable to put the usual starter pack together. Calculator and sketchbooks will be available to purchase from school in September.