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Important Post-16 Communication

Dear Parent and Carers

We are pleased to announce that our new Student Reception will be operational as of 1 May 2018.  The Student Reception is accessed from the Cotham Road side of the main Cotham School site. Post-16 students will use the InVentry system to swipe their passes to register their attendance.

Post 16 students are already familiar using this as the entry/exit route from main site, but from 1 May 2018 the new Student Reception will be parents/carers’ first point of call for Cotham-based students at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre.  

If you have any student queries, or items to be dropped off, then this will be your access/entry point.

The following changes will also come into effect for Post 16 students:

  • Students should put the following forms in the postbox at Student Reception. Blank forms will be available from both Charnwood and Student Reception:

    • Green ‘Request for Absence in Advance’ forms.

    • Blue ‘Certification of Absence’ forms.

  • Please continue to contact the Centre to notify us of absence due to illness by either:

    • Submitting an absence form via the Cotham School website (the P16 absence email address will no longer be in use).

    • Calling our dedicated absence line on the new number: 0117 919 8019

  • In the case of staff absence students should:

    • For AM registration: go to Charnwood foyer to sign in.

    • For lessons: go to Student Reception to sign in (only on the rare occasion that another teacher is not present to register them and start their lesson). In either circumstance, students are expected to remain in their classroom for the duration of the lesson to complete the work set.

  • If a Post 16 student has forgotten their lanyard, they need to go to Student Reception to sign in and receive a temporary one. If the lanyard is lost, students need to order a new one via Wisepay (bursary students can have this cost covered and should see Mr Reeves).

The Student Reception will be open from 8.30a.m. to 3.30p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00pm on Fridays.

Any pre-arranged appointments with members of the Post 16 team will still be managed by the “Charnwood Reception” in the Post 16 building which will be open 8.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8.30a.m. to 3.30p.m. on Friday.