While our physical doors are currently closed, we are very much open to continue the education of all our students, providing remote learning packages for those at home and care for the children of key workers within the school itself. Being part of the Cognita family has enabled us to learn from the experience of our schools across the world who have faced the same situation a few weeks earlier than ourselves. As our schools have closed, we have put in place a remote learning package which includes both task-based homework and lessons conducted online – find out more in the ‘Remote Learning’ section below.
Sadly, we do not know when the school will reopen but we will continue to provide support, latest updates and advice on this page as well as through our social media channels.
If you are looking for a place for September or would like to join us earlier to take advantage of our remote learning packages please visit our Admissions page to find out more.
We will keep you up to date with any changes through this difficult period and we are committed to keeping our children on track with their learning (see Remote Learning).
The larger school community is incredibly important to us, so we would ask you to follow the latest Government guidance while the school is closed.
We also know how important it is that both our pupils and parents do their best to maintain their wellbeing during this challenging time. To try and help, we have put together a few useful tips that will also make it easier to keep our pupils on track educationally:
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To begin we are providing remote learning to children in the form of homework packs so that parents and children can get used to working at home and establish a routine.
Very soon, we will start online learning where children will benefit from face to face sessions (dependent upon age of child), ideas and resource sharing, assessment and feedback. The only difference to our usual lessons is that children will access them online rather than being in the classroom together.
It has also been confirmed that there will be no public exams held this year. We appreciate the enormity of this announcement and will communicate further with affected parents and pupils on this shortly as more exact information becomes available.
We are committed to keeping our children on track with their learning at all times.
As the school is closed, you do not need to contact us to report any symptoms your child or your family might be experiencing.
However, as a member of our school community we urge you to follow the latest Government guidance. Current advice asks you to stay at home for 14 days if anyone in your household has either:
The Government has provided further details on how to isolate, when to stop the isolation period and what to do if a member of your household is particularly vulnerable. We recommend that you read this on their website.
Although the school is closed, we are still working hard to ensure our children stay on track with their learning. All teachers will be on their school email and will be contactable either directly or through the school office.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please get in contact:
Southbank Hampstead: Admin Hampstead
Southbank Kensington : Admin Kensington
Southbank Westminster: Admin Westminster
The Department for Education has also set up a dedicated helpline for parents, teaching staff and education leaders to provide support and advice on coronavirus.
The helpline will be open Monday to Friday, from 8am until 6pm. It can be reached by calling 0800 046 8687.
To help stop the virus from spreading:
There are a number of additional resources that you may find useful for further information on the coronavirus, the Government and international response and how best to talk about the outbreak with your children. Links to these can be found below: