COVID-19

Letter from Mr Edwards (21/07/21)

Dear Parent / Carer This morning I was informed that we had a positive COVID-19 case in the Café team. As a result of this, the whole of the Café team are having to self-isolate. We have been able to Read More …

Letter from Mr Edwards (16/07/21)

Dear Parent / Carer I am not sure how one can reflect on the ‘roller coaster’ of a year that we have all had without having time to do so. I hope the upcoming summer holidays will give families time Read More …

School Fully Open – Wednesday 30th June

Dear Parents / Carers School Fully Open – Wednesday 30th June I am pleased to say that we will be fully reopening the school tomorrow. After some challenges over the last couple of days, we have been able to successfully Read More …

Partial closure of the school – Tuesday 29th June

Dear Parents / Carers Partial closure of the school – Tuesday 29th June Following on from my letter yesterday, we still find ourselves in the same position regarding staff having to self-isolate. Today I have been putting together an argument Read More …

Partial closure of the school – Monday 28th June

Dear Parent / Carer Partial closure of the school – Monday 28th June Firstly, I wish to apologise for the inconvenience that a partial closure of the school will cause for families tomorrow. I am asking Year 9, Year 10 Read More …

Arriva Bus Information April 2021

We have been informed by Arriva that from 12th April they will be ramping services back up to meet demand, which will result in some minor changes to school journeys. Please follow the link below to a document outlining details Read More …

TPS Update 26/03/2021

Dear Parents / Carers This has been a hugely demanding and challenging term for all members of the school community. We should all take a good hard look in the mirror, ignoring the unusual hair styles, and congratulate ourselves. Across Read More …

Arriva Bus Information

Following are links to two documents providing bus information from Arriva: General letter from Arriva regarding bus services; and Hertfordshire-specific bus information    

Return to School Arrangements

Dear Parents / Carers / Students, This letter is to confirm a few arrangements for return to school next week. Please read it carefully. Return to School Days Please refer to the letter from Mr Edwards from last Friday detailing Read More …

Covid Testing Programme

Dear Parents, Carers and Students, This letter is aiming to give you some information about the covid testing programme that we have been running in school and aim to use with as many students as possible on their return to Read More …

TPS Update 26/02/2021

Dear Parent / Carer Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcements on Monday and the ‘tweaking’ for clarification that always follows, we now have a clear picture of what the timetable for fully re-opening The Priory School looks like. ‘Covid-19 Read More …

TPS Update 12/02/21

Dear Parent / Carer The last six weeks have been a bit of a blur at times, with days morphing into each other. However, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. When the physicist Amory Lovins was Read More …

Assessing Our Year 13s

5th February 2021 Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 1st February I am writing with more detail about the planned roadmap we have put together about gathering student assessment information in preparation for submitting school-assessed grades Read More …

Assessing Our Year 11s

5th February 2021 Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 1st February I am writing with more detail about the planned roadmap we have put together about gathering student assessment information in preparation for submitting school-assessed grades Read More …

TPS Update 02/02/2021

Dear Parent / Carer January is often seen as a challenging month and it has definitely been that this year. However, as we enter February there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. The national vaccination programme Read More …

Assessing Our Year 11 and Year 13 Students

Dear Parent / Carer This is a ‘touch base’ letter to outline where the school is at in our preparation for assessing our Year 11 and Year 13 students. The Prime Minister has announced that Monday 8th March is the Read More …

Update for Parents/Carers of Year 11 & Year 13 Students

Dear Parent / Carer Following on from my letter dated 15th January, Ofqual has published its proposal on what assessment would look like for A-level, GCSE and Vocational qualifications. The details can be found here: How 2021 could look for Read More …

TPS Health & Safety Guide for Working from Home

Following is a link to our Health & Safety Guide for Working from Home: TPS HS Guide.docx

Letter from Hertfordshire County Council to Parents/Carers

Following is a link to a letter from Hertfordshire County Council to parents/carers: Letter from HCC

TPS Update 15/01/2021

Dear Parents / Carers I hope that you are well and keeping safe during these challenging times. Having read the article this week in The Comet about the pressures our local NHS staff are working under at the Lister Hospital, Read More …

TPS Update 05/01/2021

Dear Parents / Carers Following on from last night’s announcement, I am writing with a short update to complement the information I sent out in my last letter dated 31st December. ‘There are decades where nothing happens, and there are Read More …

TPS Update 31/12/2020

Dear Parents / Carers I hope that despite the current restrictions we are all living under you have been able to enjoy quality time with your family over the Christmas period. The news yesterday about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being approved Read More …

TPS Update 18/12/2020

Dear Parents / Carers Many of you will have seen the announcements from the Department for Education (DfE) about next term regarding mass testing and a staggered start to the first week back. Much has been made in the press Read More …

TPS Update 07/12/2020

Dear Parent / Carer As we enter the last full week of this term I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the school. In these unprecedented times where we all face challenges, the strength Read More …

Feedback on IPC Nurse Visit

Feedback on IPC nurse visit.docx

TPS Update 19/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer This is just a quick update ahead of the long weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming our 6th Form back on Tuesday 24th November after their ‘circuit break’. The feedback I have had from parents Read More …

TPS Update 17/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer COVID Update Over the weekend and the last 24 hours we have had additional COVID cases reported to the school. We have had three cases reported in Year 11 and one in Year 10. As a Read More …

TPS Update 13/11/2020

Dear Parent / Carer This has definitely been a week of challenges for the school. Firstly, I would like to say thank you to those parents who have taken time to write in expressing their thanks and support for what Read More …

TPS Update 11/11/20

Dear Parent / Carer I am writing to update you on the current situation the school is in with regards to positive COIVD tests. There has been an increase in the amount of positive COVID tests in the wider community, Read More …

TPS Update 3/11/20

Dear Parent / Carer This is just a short communication from me to say welcome back to what is going to be a challenging half term for the school community. As per my letter dated 23rd October, we have distributed Read More …

TPS Update 23/10/2020

Dear Parent / Carer The last eight weeks have been challenging for the TPS community, but we have been able to work through this due to the excellent work of my colleagues, the continued support from our parent body and Read More …

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 Within the School

Dear Parent / Carer We have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. In line with established protocols I have notified the Local Authority and have liaised with the IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) team. I Read More …

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 Within the School

19th October 2020 Dear Parent / Carer We have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. In line with established protocols I have notified the Local Authority and have liaised with the IPC (Infection Prevention and Read More …

COVID-19 Track & Trace Sheet 6th Form Student

COVID-19 Track & Trace Sheet 6th Form Student

COVID-19 Track & Trace Sheet KS3/4 Student

COVID 19 Track & Trace Sheet KS3/4 Student

TPS Update 24/09/20

Dear Parent / Carer As we are rapidly approaching the end of September, the normal routines of school life are resuming. We are running lunchtime and afterschool PE clubs in line with our COVID-19 restrictions and are looking to bring Read More …

Duplicate Bus Services – September 2020

Following is a link to a letter from Hertfordshire County Council regarding duplicate bus services on busy school routes.: Duplicate Bus Services – September 2020

TPS Update 18/09/20

Dear Parent / Carer The number of COVID-19 cases in schools is increasing across Hertfordshire and we will undoubtedly have a positive COVID-19 test result at The Priory School sometime in the near future. As you are aware, the school Read More …

TPS Update 14/09/20

Dear Parents / Carers Most of you will be aware that Hitchin Boys’ School has been closed today due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 but will be reopening for all students tomorrow. The three secondary school Headteachers in Hitchin Read More …

TPS Update 11/09/20

Dear Parents / Carers Following on from Mr Foster’s communication dated 26th August 2020 I thought I would give you some breathing space before writing to you. It has been wonderful to have the students back as they are the Read More …

Classroom protocols September 2020

The classroom: All classroom doors are to be kept open, wedges will be provided The climate control units are able to be used to control the temperature (these do not recycle air, they draw air from outside) All desks and Read More …

How to safely use a face covering

Please protect yourself and your community by following this advice: How to safely use a face covering

Information for parents and carers on suspected COVID-19 in a child

When to suspect COVID-19 in your child

TPS Update 26/08/20

Dear Parents / Carers We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and that your children are looking forward to the resumption of school in September. This letter is intended to update you on a variety of aspects of Read More …