September Start – FAQs

Our September start: Your frequently asked questions answered

Will I need to wash my child’s uniform more regularly than normal?

The latest government guidance says this is not necessary.

From the Guidance: “Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, nor do they need to be cleaned using methods which are different from normal.”

If my child is worried about coming back to school. What support will they receive?

It’s perfectly normal for children to feel anxious about coronavirus. The return to school should help them by providing routine and a sense of stability. Being back in school will allow them to talk about their experiences during the outbreak and reform friendships, we well as build their self-esteem by being successful in their learning. Where pupils need more support we will provide this. Barr Beacon is a ‘telling school’ and pupils know that they can talk to any teacher, Head of House or Mrs Sorensen Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any concerns about wellbeing. Additional information on support organisations  is provided in pupil planners.

When and where will my child have break time?

10.00-10.15 Year 13, 12 (Bistro) and 11 (Hall)

10.25-10.40 Year 7 (Hall)

10.30-10.45 Year 8 (Bistro)

11.20-11.35 Year 10 (Bistro)

11.25-11.40 Year 9 (Hall)

When and where will my child have lunch and what will they be able to buy?

BistroYear 11Year 7Year 10
HallYear 9Year 12 and any Year 13 remaining for afternoon lessonsYear 8

Year groups will swap venues each two weeks.

Menus can be found HERE.

Contact Info

Barr Beacon School
Old Hall Lane
Aldridge, Walsall
West Midlands

T: 0121 366 6600

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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