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Study II Study Leave

12th March 2020

Dear Study II Parents and Guardians,

I write to inform you of the arrangements for study leave during this year’s public examinations season. Due to the extraordinary circumstances we are experiencing this year with Covid-19 these arrangements may well change, but at the moment they are as follows:

We are expecting all of the Study II girls to remain in school until the end of Friday 22nd May 2020.

In some instances, it is a possible that a girl may have a public examination prior to study leave starting. In this situation, we allow girls preparation time before an afternoon examination: they may work at home or in the library during the morning to focus their minds on the examination to come. Morning examinations do not qualify for preparation time within school time as we would expect girls to be preparing for these during prep time and in the evening prior to the examination.

Once study leave begins girls may remain at home to revise should they wish to do so, but I must emphasise that it is their responsibility to attend all of their examinations. Staff will be in school during lessons as normal and are available on request to help anyone who requires it. Please will girls give staff at least 24 hours’ notice by email if they expect to attend lessons during study leave.

We need to know exactly who is in or out of school in case of fire or emergency and so all girls on study leave must sign into school on arrival and out of school on leaving. This procedure must be followed whenever a girl comes into school after study leave has started, be it for a lesson, to study in the library or for an examination. The signing in and out lists will be in the school office.

Girls must be in school at least 15 minutes before the start of any examination.

Once a girl has finished her examinations, she is no longer required to attend school but she has to remain available for the examination contingency date which this year is Wednesday 24th June. We would also hope that all girls will come back for the final assembly of the term on Friday 3rd July.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions regarding this.

Abigail Stacey
Director of Studies