King James's School

Learning through Covid-19

Supporting Home Learning

If a student is absent due to illness, and/or awaiting the outcome of a COVID-19 test, staff will not provide work. The student may only be absent for a few days in the same way that they may be for a normal illness. When students return they will be expected to catch up any missed work and staff will support them to do so.

If a student is absent due to the need to self-isolate as a result of being in contact with someone who has received a positive result, staff will provide work for the student to complete at home, in line with the lessons that the student will miss during this period of absence. Resources will be emailed out to students by their teachers on a weekly basis and will be available for the entire duration of the absence. Students are expected to log in to their school email on a daily basis, access the resources and complete the work set for the subjects they will miss. An outline of the work will also be set on the SIMs Parent App so that parents have an overview of what work is being set.

Summer School 2021

King James’s Summer School took place over 2 weeks: 2nd and – 6th and 16th – 20th August 2021

Students took part in activities across all seven faculties and experienced classroom lessons
alongside team building and challenge events.

The programme covered all aspects of the curriculum. Students undertook classes in Literacy,
Numeracy, Science, Technology, Languages, Geography, History and PE, in addition to a range of
team building and group activities organised by external providers. The programme culminated in a
Sports Day with presentation of awards and certificates to celebrate the successes of the event, to
which parents were invited.

All participants and parents were surveyed to obtain feedback on the programme. The response was
overwhelmingly positive with in excess of 95% of parents commenting that Summer School had
boosted their child’s self-confidence, allowed them to make new friends and had provided them with
a taste of life at secondary school prior to commencing at King James’s School. Staff believe that the
event has been instrumental in supporting transition and has assisted students with settling quickly
into Year 7.

156 children took part across the 2 weeks and the feedback from Parents was overwhelmingly
positive. We received £57, 926.16 to fund the summer school.

This is a breakdown of how funding was spent:

Staffing £42,689.69

Food and catering £4,077.75

Equipment and resources £2,518.72

External providers £8,640



Support for families

Support can be provided through the Local Welfare Provision team for children who are not able to access an income related FSM due to them Isolating at home.  King James's will complete an online form to access this support and a member of the Welfare Provision team will then make contact with the family. 

If you have any questions regarding this please contact Ms Joanne Hodgson at King James's School (