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Latest news - 21st October 2020

Letter with Updates for Parents - Autumn Half Term 2020

Remote Education Plan and Safeguarding Plan - Autumn Half Term 2020


Latest news - 2nd October 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I just wanted to update you on how the students are coping with the new operating systems we have had to put in place.

I am delighted to say that the students are responding superbly well. They are following the new routines very well which keep the year group bubbles very separate. They should be congratulated on their attitude to learning since they started back on September - they have been positive, determined to succeed, and certainly have been accepting all the challenges that they have had to face.

I have been communicating with some parents this week and some of these conversations highlighted a mixed understanding of what students and households were allowed to do and not do, so I wanted just to clarify the lockdown rules for Bolton as these were changed yesterday.

There has been some confusion around bubbles in school - because the children have been bubbled in school that does not apply to outside of school.


Below are the confirmed rules for Bolton.

The reason that I am sharing these with you is that we have done so well as a school with only having to send home one class in Year 8 to self-isolate, and long may this continue. I would, therefore, like to pass on my heart felt thanks to you and your families for all that you are doing at home to slow the spread of the virus because that is obviously helping us to keep school open for as many children as we can.


Bolton Council - Social contact restrictions

In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus you must not:

  • host people you do not live with in your home or garden, unless they’re in your support or childcare bubble
  • meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside the affected local areas, unless they’re in your support or childcare bubble

Your household is defined as the people you live with and any support or childcare bubble.

support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households within a bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.

A childcare bubble is where someone in one household can provide informal (meaning unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child aged 13 or under in another household. This must occur on an exclusive basis - always the same two households.

People can still come inside your home or garden for specific purposes set out in law:

  •  where everyone in the gathering lives together or is in the same support bubble
  • to attend a birth at the mother’s request
  • to visit a person who is dying (the visitor can be someone the dying person lives with, a close family member, friend or, if none of those is visiting, anyone else)
  • to fulfil a legal obligation
  • for work purposes, (see guidance on working safely in other people’s homes or for the provision of voluntary or charitable services
  • for the purposes of education or training
  • for the purposes of childcare provided by a registered provider and informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble
  • to provide emergency assistance
  • to enable one or more persons in the gathering to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm
  • to facilitate a house move
  • to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person
  • to continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children where the children do not live in the same household as their parents, or one of their parents.


The police will be able to take action against those that break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices starting at £200 for those who participate in illegal gatherings.


Privacy Notice

Every year we share our Privacy Notice with you, because under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the school uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ to individuals where we are processing their personal data.

Please read the attached Privacy Notice explains which explains how we collect, store and use personal data about students. We, Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.

Privacy Notice - Parents and Carers

Privacy Notice - Students


Student and Parent Information                              

It is essential we have the correct information for all our students on our systems for the health, safety, safeguarding and wellbeing of your child. It enables us to contact you when we need to either by phone, email, School Gateway app or letter home -

- student home address

- prime (parents/carers) contact details - address, mobile number and email address. Other phone numbers will need to be provided if you are unable to use your mobile at work i.e. home number and work number

- other contacts - mobile number

We require a minimum of two contacts for each student including at least one prime contact (parents/carer).  To update your details either send a change request or message via the School Gateway app or email us at  .


POLITE REMINDER - if you, or anyone in your household develops Covid symptoms

Letter from Mrs Lucas 15th September 2020 - please read carefully



It is vitally important that you download and register with our School Gateway app now. Here is more information for you:

Letter from Mrs Lucas 15th September 2020

Link to instructions





Primary Letters

Letter from Bolton Council about Year 6 Secondary school applications for September 2021


In line with the School's policy of ensuring the safety of your child from the start of the school day until they are ready to return home. We ask that you could let the School know your preference for handing your child over to you at the end of the day. Please read, complete and return the below letter:

Safe Handover Letter