“WE are very conscious that Year 11s and Year 13s are facing a particularly challenging set of circumstances as their GCSE and A Level studies near completion. They should be congratulated for negotiating the first hurdle of this Summer Term with the completion of two weeks of intensive tests.
“Teachers too have never had a start of term quite like this one. I am grateful for their professionalism as they continue to reassure pupils, mark scripts, and continue with their usual commitments.
“Whatever your circumstance, I do hope the extended weekend gives you the opportunity for a break.
“All the very best.”