Letters sent out from the college will be posted on this page. Every attempt is made to post all letters of importance; if you can’t see the letter you want then please contact the school office and we will try to locate a copy for you.

Weekly update

Letters 2021-2022

May 2022

Please keep your contact details up to date

Envelope of the School Day and Extended Learning

Haywards Heath Town Council – Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

April 2022

OPTA Summer Social Event – 9 May 2022 / Social Event Poster

Y8 GCSE Language Options

March 2022

New COVID rules from 1 April 2022

In-school Student COVID-19 vaccination programme finishes / Vaccination flyer

OPTA lottery prize winners – February 2022

Canteen price increases

COVID vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds – Dose 1 or 2 catch-up offer and consent form

Changes to COVID advice

Oathall Quiz Night, 1 April 2022 – update

February 2022

Train to Teach: Joint Oathall and Downlands Open Day – Tuesday 8 March 2022 and other dates / Get into Teaching flyer

World Book Day, 4 March 2022

OPTA Quiz Night – hold the date, 1 April 2022

EVOLVE – new electronic consent system for trips

Consent Forms required for COVID vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds

January 2022

Y9 – Subject Option Choices – letter 3

Y9 – Subject Option Choices – letter 2

Y9 – Subject Option Choices – letter 1

COVID vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds – Dose 2 and catch-up Dose 1 / Consent form with guidance and FAQs

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19, home testing and temporary suspension of confirmatory PCR tests in schools

January 2022 OPTA Lottery Winners

Y11 Parents’ Evening – booking appointments / Parent Guide – how to book / Parent Guide – invite another parent_guardian

Volunteers wanted for School Admission Appeals and Independent Review Panels

Return to school arrangements letter from Mr Rodriguez – 3 January

December 2021

EVOLVE update from Ms Froud

A Message from the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust re flu catch-up clinics

End of term and arrangements for return to school in January

November 2021

Charity Bake Sale – Friday, 10th December

COVID update and a letter from Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education & Skills, West Sussex

Letter from the Schools’ Immunisation Team re 12 to 15 year-olds’ COVID catch-up clinics / Further information & how to give consent

A message from Govia Thameslink Railways about major works to the Brighton Main line in February 2022

A reminder – 12 to 15 year olds COVID vaccinations – 19th November 2021 / Information pack including consent form

Notification of previous COVID vaccination or positive cases in 12 to 15 year-olds / possible anti vax protest

A message from the Immunisation Service – Catch up Flu vaccination

Year 11 Mock Examinations + GCSE Grading / IFC Written Examinations

COVID update on positive cases in school and further related guidance

Keeping our Children Safe

OPTA Lottery Draw results- November 2021

A message from The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi about the importance of COVID vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds

OPTA – Notice of AGM 2021/22

October 2021

A reminder to continue testing for COVID over the half term break

Letter from Director of Education & Skills – the importance of testing

Flu Vaccine Consent Reminder

Part-time jobs for young adults at Oathall

Notification of date for National COVID vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year olds at Oathall / Information pack including consent form

Reminder of the Importance of Home Testing for COVID-19 / NHS Track & Trace Guidance Leaflet on Home Testing

Parent Partnership Meeting – 14th October 2021, 5-6pm

OPTA Local Business Prize Draw

COVID-19 Vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds – an update

September 2021

OPTA Prize Draw – time is running out

Y7 Settling In Evening arrangements / Parent’s Guide to Booking Appointments

School based Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccination Programme / NHS Letter with Consent and Booking Details for the Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccination Programme

OPTA Prize Draw announcement / OPTA Prize Draw

Exciting job vacancies available

Year 11 Guidance Evening

OPTA Meeting Zoom details – Monday 27th September 7pm

Super Curricular Opportunities

OPTA Prize Draw

Letters 2020-2021

July 2021

WH Smith school voucher scheme / Frequently Asked Questions

Changes to contact tracing and end of term arrangements

OPTA Silent Auction, October 2021 – a request for donations

Mobile phones – new sanctions

A Change to the Pastoral System from September 2021

June 2021

Transition Day – an update

Invitation to OPTA meeting -23rd June, 7pm

PCR Testing – Students in Y7, 8 and 9

PCR testing and face mask wearing in communal areas

Parent Partnership Meeting Agenda – 21st July

Year 10 Parents Evening – Change of date

Transition Day Information

May 2021

Summer school for transition pupils

How to rent a locker for your Year 7 child

Year 7s House and Tutor group information

Arrangements for Y10 exams and parents evening

April 2021

Invitation for Y9 + 10 Td/IPV and Meningitis ACWY booster vaccinations

March 2021

Awarding grades to Year 11 students in 2021

Y7 2nd Parents’ Evening_23rd March – Online Appointment Booking / How to attend a video appointments / Parent Guide to booking an appointment

Rapid testing kits for parents and adults in households with school children

Covid testing update

Restricted access to the path between Lindfield Primary Academy & Blackthorns

Update concerning grade awarding

Further details on the wider school reopening from 8th March

Letter from Tony Hill, Director of Public Health, West Sussex re reopening of schools and home testing

Y7 Parents’ Evening – an update

February 2021

Wider school reopening from Monday 8th March

House Challenge – The Cube / Online entry form / Further information

An update from the Headteacher – 12th February 2021

An update on GCSE grading

Library Newsletter – February 2021

A letter from Chief Constable, Jo Shiner – “Do you know where your son or daughter spends their time?”

Spring Half Term & INSET day

January 2021

Update from the Headteacher concerning remote learning, testing and GCSE awarding 

Year 9 Parents’ Consultation meetings – Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th February – Online Appointment Booking / How to book appointments / How to attend appointments

Year 7 Resilience Workshop

Year 9 Subject option choices

Some ideas to help us cope during lockdown

Remote Learning Surveys for parents and students

Testing & Catering for keyworker students – 14th Jan 2021 / weekly lunch bag order

Y9 Option choices

OPTA meeting, 13th January 2021 – cancelled

Further information on live lessons for Years 7, 8 & 9

Letter to parents from Paul Wagstaff

Paper pack work request survey

An update regarding remote learning following the latest national lockdown announcement

Lateral flow testing procedures & parental consent form / consent form / privacy statement / lateral flow test pamflet

December 2020

Return to School – an update concerning remote learning

Staggered return to school, Spring term 2021- an important update from Mr Rodriguez

End of term letter from the Headteacher – 17th December 2020

A reminder about end of term Christmas activities and last day of term timings

November 2020

Christmas activities 2020

A reminder about ‘stranger danger’

Y8 Parents’ Evening video call meetings – Tuesday, 10th November – Online Appointment Booking / How to book your video appointments / Parent Guide

Parent Partnership meeting – 11th November 2020 – an invitation

Music and PE extra-curricular programme postponed

October 2020

Letter from the Headteacher re Covid reporting during Half Term, Remote Learning & Uniform

PE letter re House bibs

Extra curricular PE Clubs 2020-21

Year 11 Parents’ Evening video call meetings – Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October

Facemask exemptions – request for notification

Year 11 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October – Online Appointment Booking / How to book your video appointments / Parent Guide

Update on school operations and Y11 parent consultation arrangements

September 2020

Year 7 settling-in evening – Change of arrangements

An update for upcoming Y11 Guidance Evening & Parents’ Evening & revision

Important changes to school operations / How to wear a face covering / PHE letter to parents

OPTA meeting, 23rd Septmber – cancelled

COVID-19 update regarding changes to school organisation and Open Evening

Behaviour Policy update to include addendum for Coronavirus

Jeans for Genes Day 2020

An update from the Headteacher for the beginning of the school year

PE Kit – letter of clarification from Mrs Froud

Updated information concerning maths calculators – Year 7

Transport to/from School – 2nd September