Cyber week

The first half term ended with an exciting focus week – Cyber Week, students were invited to take part in cryptic challenges, learn about jobs in cyber and take part in a hands-on CSI activity that was hosted virtually by Think Forensic. Students were involved in attending a crime scene, taking fingerprints, creating footprint moulds,…

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National Skills Day at Horizon

On Wednesday 7th October 2020, as part of National Skills Day, the Careers and Enterprise Department have been working across the College to emphasise the skills that students use every day. They highlighted skills in every subject area across 40 different classrooms and involved over 1200 students. We wanted to document the variety of skills taking…

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Parent update for September

Dear Parents/Carers, I hope you are well. Yesterday, the government released details about how they would like schools to reopen fully in September. I am pleased to inform you that we are preparing to open Horizon Community College to all students from Wednesday 2nd September. We are busy putting in place a range of measures…

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Remote Learning Update 31/05

Dear Parents/Carers,   Tomorrow, we begin the final half term of this academic year – and, for most, this will mean continuing to access their learning from home through the work emailed to them by their teachers each week.   I am very proud of the way students have adapted to this new and very…

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Parent Update 22/05

Dear Parents/Carers,   Last week, I wrote to you about potentially welcoming Year 10 students back in to Horizon Community College for their learning at some point after the May half term holiday.   As I explained, we have to wait for confirmation from the Government first that it is safe to do this. This…

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Year 10 Option 3 Update

Dear Parents/Carers, I hope you are well. I am writing to update you about the Option 3 courses your children were hoping to complete this summer. When Miss Winterburn wrote to you in April, initial guidance from Ofqual suggested Year 10 students would be excluded from the national process of awarding grades this year. However,…

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College Closure Update

Dear Parents/Carers, I hope you and your families are well. You will have heard about the Government’s plan to slowly start to re-open schools from 1 June. In secondary schools, this re-opening will only involve Year 10 in the first instance. Please use the links below to read the Government advice about reopening that has been published…

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Assessing Home Learning

Dear Parents/Carers, We are writing to inform you about the opportunities our students are being given to complete assessed work and gain valuable feedback from their teachers. We are very impressed with the quality of work many students are submitting. Please do have a look on our Twitter page to see some fantastic examples being…

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May Day Bank Holiday

Dear Parents/Carers, Thank you for continuing to support your children with their home learning. There is some excellent work being done and we are very proud of the resilience Horizon students are showing at this difficult time. As I’m sure you are aware, the ‘May Day’ bank holiday this year has been moved from Monday…

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Uniform Requirements 2020/2021

Message for Parents & Carers Due to several Parents/Carers being in touch regarding when and where they can purchase uniform, the information is provided below. Our approved uniform  supplier is Vortex schoolwear. The web address for online ordering Horizon approved uniform  is: https://www.vortexschoolwear.co.uk/Secondary-Schools/Horizon-Community-College/ Vortex are taking orders on the website so that when they re-open they can…

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