UPDATE – Meningitis Cases

We have now had a second confirmed case of Meningitis from a girl in the same Year 8 class at Cherbourg, as the original pupil.

Luckily the parents acted very swiftly and it has not been as aggressive as in the first case. Both girls are doing well and are being released from hospital today but will be under day care for the foreseeable future.

The symptoms noticed by the parents, in addition to those sent out previously are:-

  • Temperature that builds over time
  • Stomach Ache
  • Dark brown vomit
  • Headache
  • Spots then emerge.

I have spoken to both sets of parents and we are working with Public Health England as to our next steps.

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms please call 111 immediately as the quicker it can be caught the less severe it will become. If necessary call 999.

Best wishes,

Krista Dawkins
Headteacher

Post 16 Careers Information Evening

Year 10 and 11 – Don’t forget our Post 16 Careers Fair on Thursday 2nd November, 6.00-7.30pm, at Shakespeare Road Campus. There will be over 20 Colleges, Universities, Employers, Apprenticeship providers and the Armed forces ready to tell you all about your options for the future.

Year 11 are asked to come for a short introduction at 6pm – you will then be free to talk to any of the visiting providers and find out what you might be able to do next year and beyond!

Year 10 – come along at 7pm and find out what opportunities are out there!

Upcoming Open Evenings