Year 6 Parent Information Event 2021


Questions and Answers from the Parent Information Event.

Q: Can I watch this recorded later somewhere?

A: The video is available on our website. You can click on the link from the red box on the home screen.


Q: Children who need a quiet space for lunch time, will they be able to use those on their first day?

A: We do have quiet spaces available during snack break. Please contact College directly to discuss this for your child so it can be in place from September.


Q: Will it still be 3 x double lessons a day?

A: From September we won’t be calling the lessons ‘doubles’. There will be 3 x 100 minute lessons each day.


Q: Do the children need to wear a mask by September?

A: We do not know the answer to this yet. We are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education to help us plan for September. As soon as we know what the plans are, we will share that with parents and carers.


Q: When will the children find out their P&A groups?

A: We will be sharing these with Primary schools in the final 2 weeks of term. We are also hoping to share a video of the new P&A mentors so your child can begin to get to know them before September.


Q: How are you assessing children for their ability group lessons?

A: We have worked closely with Y6 staff throughout this year and they have provided us with a teacher scaled score for English and Maths. We will use these to make our initial groupings.


Q: How can I find out if my child got accepted into Summer school?

A: You should have received an email on 16th June asking you to confirm your place. Please contact the college directly if you have further queries as all Summer school places have now been filled.


Q: Will there be extra-curricular music lessons?

A: Yes we have a fantastic creative department with a number of different music based clubs available! We also have one to one instrument lessons that can be accessed if required.


If you have any specific queries regarding your child, please email enquiries@minsthorpe.cc or ring on the college number.

Many thanks,

Laura Drysdale

COVID-19 Student Home Testing Information

Student home testing kits are now available for collection from the College Reception. Students are asked to do two home tests per week, 3 to 5 days apart, using the home test kits provided by College.

It is important to follow the instructions carefully in the booklet provided. A copy of this booklet is also available on our website.

Please report all of your results via the NHS link on page 15. If a test result is positive, then parents should immediately organise a PCR test at a local testing centre and inform the College by phone or on the gateway App.

Please also report all negative or void results to us in College using the following link: Click Here

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Step-by-Step Guide for COVID-19 Self Testing Download File