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8th April 2020: CoronaVirus Update

Dear parents/carers,

The school is now closed for the Easter holidays.
If you are a key worker and you require a school place during the holiday, please email me at
Similarly, if you believe that your child counts as vulnerable and you cannot care for them safely at home please email me.

We are asking all parents to support the government’s stay at home rule. It is vital that you and your children follow this directive.

Children should not be socializing with other children that do not live in your household.
They should not be on the street or in parks.
They must stay at home.

By sticking to this rule, we can all save lives.

Some important updates about free school meals:

  • We completed the processing of email addresses for the parents of children eligible for free school meals on Monday. This took much longer than expected because the government website was overloaded with other schools trying to complete the same task
  • According to the government, it is taking around 3 days for them to send out voucher codes. This means that parents who have opted to receive their free school meals voucher code by email should expect to receive them in the next day or so
  • If you have chosen to receive your voucher code by post, they have been mailed out over the past couple of days
  • If you have not received your voucher code by 14th April, you should email
  • We will be providing vouchers for children eligible for free school over the Easter holidays. This means that you will continue to receive vouchers for the 2 weeks we should have been broken up for Easter
  • The local authority is providing hot meals to families with school-aged children.

Details can be found here

You can find out more the support on offer locally by clicking here. 
More information about how Tower Hamlets is supporting residents can be found by going to

We have now received further information about how year 11 and 13 exams will be graded.
We will be asked to provide to the exam board the most likely grade we think students would have achieved if they had sat their exams.
The exam board will then use a range of other data to help determine a final grade.
This will include using our results from last year, which were excellent. We are not allowed to share the grades we decide on with you or the students.
A letter from Ofqual to students can be found here.

I appreciate that this is very unsettling for students and parents alike and I want to reassure you that we have already taken steps to collect these grades before we closed. We are in a very strong position to do what is asked of us and all our students will be treated fairly in the grade we give.

We hope that your child has been making good use of the work packs that we sent home.

They can be accessed on line here.

We will be launching our virtual school (vGGS) on 20th April. From this date student will be set work every day and they will interact with their teachers via Teams.
Please make sure that your child has logged into Teams before the 20th April so that they are familiar with how it works.
Teachers are now on holiday, so they should not expect a reply to messages until 20th April.

Thank you to all members of the community for your support through these very challenging times.
I have no doubt we will emerge stronger at the other end (#comingbackstronger).

Best wishes and stay well,

Jon Ryder


There is a scam doing the rounds in relation to free school meals. Fraudsters are contacting parents asking for their bank account details. We will NEVER ask you for your bank account and you should never give out your personal financial information to anyone.




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