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School Reopening

School Reopening
Philippa Scudds

There is a sense of real excitement in the air at Canford as the School prepares to welcome back pupils for the start of the new academic year.  Houses are already looking after a small number of overseas pupils and staff are busy making all the necessary preparations across the campus to keep our school community Covid-secure.

A dedicated web page has been created containing a short overview film, a detailed reopening document, answers to some frequent questions and links to resources  A further document supporting parents, pupils and staff wellbeing will be published next week and specific House information will be emailed in the coming days.

Headmaster Ben Vessey said:

"Our overriding aim is to ensure that Canford provides a safe and secure school environment for all our pupils, staff and visitors.  School life will undoubtedly be different compared with what we knew on 18th March when the campus closed, but in all our planning and preparation we have sought the right balance between keeping Canford Covid-secure by mitigating risk and ensuring that the educational offering and experience is as rich and fulfilling as possible for our pupils.  It is vitally important that everyone in our community follows the principles and procedures we have put in place to ensure that Canford stays physically open in the months ahead.  We will approach the situation positively and show care, courtesy and consideration for all."