Covid 19: Learning and Support

Key contacts: many of our offices are closed during the summer break, but the following key contacts will be available at given dates:

Lateral Flow Tests in September 2021: we will run the school’s asymptomatic testing in the same way as we did after lockdown in March. Students will come in one year group at a time, and will be divided into three venues, by tutor group. .

The school will open to Year 7 and Year 12 students for induction/transition on Thursday 2 September, plus to Year 13 for Lateral Flow Tests.

The school will open to all students on Friday 3 September. Year 7 will continue their transition and Year 12 and Year 13 will follow a normal timetable. Years 8-11 will have Lateral Flow Tests and extended tutor time and will return home after tutor time. Years 8-11 will therefore be in school for 90 minutes to 2 hours on this day.

The full school timetable will start on Monday 6 September. The second of the Lateral Flow Tests will be done during the school day on Monday 6 September (Year 7 and Sixth Form) and Tuesday 7 September (other year groups).

Details of which year group will be expected in, at which time, will be circulated in August, along with a consent form.

Lateral Flow Testing at Home: if you test your child at home over the summer, please ensure you report your results using the NHS Test & Trace self-report website: Test & Trace.  ALL results must be reported, whether they are positive, negative or void. If students have a positive test result at home, this should be confirmed with a PCR test.

Free School Meals vouchers: we will once again provide vouchers over the summer holidays for families whose children are eligible. These will be set up to arrive weekly, at a rate of £15 per week for 6 weeks. The government has said that this is the last time these vouchers will be provided. Should you have any problems with your vouchers please email: This email will be checked weekly throughout the holidays.

Updates and Letters

Leadership Update - CC - 15.07.2021

Leadership Update - CC -08.07.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 01.07.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 24.06.2021

Online Parents Evening Survey Results - June 2021

Leadership Update - CC - 17.06.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 10.06.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 20.05.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 13.05.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 06.05.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 29.04.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 22.04.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 01.04.2021

Leadership Update - CC - 25.03.2021

Leadership Update - CC -18.03.2021

Understanding Lateral flow Antigen Testing Cheney 2021

Leadership Update - CC -11.03.2021

Teacher-Assessed Grades for Exams in Summer 2021 - RPavey - 11.03.2021

Leadership Update - CC -04.03.2021

Support for Students Transitioning Back to Face-to-Face Teaching - CBR - 04.03.2021

OCC Letter from KG to All Parents - 02.03.2021

Leadership Update - CC- 25.02.2021

Return to School w/c 8 March - RPavey - 25.02.2021

Years 10, 11 and 13 Exam Grading Update - RPavey - 25.02.2021

Leadership Update - CC- 11.02.2021

Free School Meal Half-Term Update - SHU - 11.02.2021

Leadership Update - CC- 04.02.2021

Leadership Update - CC -28.01.2021

Leadership Update - CC -21.01.2020

Parent Survey on Online Learning: Results - January 2021

Parent-Friendly Online Learning - Best Practice - January 2021

DfE FSM voucher scheme Parent Carer Userguide - January 2021

DfE Free School Meals Parent Carer FAQs - January 2021

Leadership Update - CC- 14.01.2021

Mass Testing Arrangements - RPavey- 14.01.2021

Summer and Mock Exams - RPavey- 07.01.2021

Online Learning - RPavey- 07.01.2021

Free Mobile Data - RPavey- 07.01.2021

Free School Meals Food Parcels - SHU - 06.01.2021

Remote Learning for all Students- RPavey - 04.01.2021

All older letters and updates are available on the letters pages of your year groups.

Reference Documents

How to Report Absence

Cheney COVID-19 Protocols 2020 v 25.11.2020*

Cheney - COVID-19 Risk Assessment 2021 v 04.05.2021

Amended Child Protection Policy - COVID-19 v 05.01.2021

*The Cheney Covid-19 Protocols document relates to the situation at the end of the autumn term; certain elements have been superseded by measures detailed in our leadership letters home.

How do students at home access their lessons?

Students use Google Classroom to access their learning from home.


This booklet will help you with instructions for accessing online learning if you have any questions.

GoogleClassroom Student Instructions

Only use this if you do not know a code or have not joined your classrooms already: be very careful to check that you have found your own class - some teachers teach lots of classes in one year group!. We will make the 2021-2022 codes available in September:

'How to' video

Kindly made by Miss Robinson. We recommend you watch this if you have any problems:

Optional Yrs 7-10 Extend and Challenge Home Learning Activities

These are entirely optional and should only be attempted once classwork is completed:

Remote Education Information for Parents

January 2021 Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents

Parent-Friendly Online Learning  - Best Practice

The School Day 2021-2022