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Updated on Friday 15th January 2021 at 15:00


School Closed until February Half-term

On Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced another national lockdown in response to the surging cases of coronavirus. This lockdown requires everyone to stay at home other than for very specific reasons.

All schools are closed until the February half-term and only children of keyworkers, vulnerable pupils and those with an EHCP will be on site. 


Remote Learning

We will be providing home learning via ClassCharts for all pupils during this lockdown. All lessons and learning will take place on ClassCharts and pupils should follow their normal school timetable. Resources will now include recorded video lessons and you will be contacted regularly about your child’s engagement and progress. We will also be providing weekly assemblies, form time activities and enrichment through the platform.


Access to Remote Learning

All parents are being contacted to discuss their child’s access to technology at home. In the meantime, if your child faces difficulties accessing remote learning due to a lack of IT equipment or internet access, please email itequipment@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk and we will be able to help with this.



The Education Secretary has confirmed that GCSEs and A and AS Level exams will NOT go ahead this summer. He has also confirmed that they will use a form of teacher assessed grades and that these will be applied fairly and consistently and will be externally moderated. We don't have any more detail on this at the moment but we will let you know as soon as we can.

For many pupils, who have worked so hard this year in challenging circumstances, we know this will be very difficult news to hear. ALL pupils must continue to keep studying to put themselves in the strongest position, whatever the final decision about exams. The school is here to support you and we will do everything we can to ensure you progress to the next stage of your education.


Keyworker and vulnerable pupils and those with an EHCP

If your child is classed as vulnerable or has an EHCP you will be contacted by school staff as a place is available to them in school should parents/carers wish to take this up. If you are a keyworker and require a place for your child, please email keyworkerchildren@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk and arrangements will be made to provide this.


Free School Meals

From Monday 18th January 2021, we will be issuing supermarket vouchers to those who are entitled to Free School Meals. You will receive a £15 voucher per week via email, for every child entitled. If you have not received your voucher, please check your spam/junk folder. As this scheme is being set up nationally, your first voucher will be slightly delayed. You will no longer be required to collect a food parcel from school. For any Free School Meals enquiries, please email fsm@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk


Contacting School

If you have a query about your child’s home learning or need any other form of support, please contact your child’s Achievement Coordinator on the email address given below:

Year Group Achievement Coordinator Email Address
Year 7 Miss Perks year7@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk 
Year 8 Mr Popo & Mrs Clowes year8@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk 
Year 9 Mr Read & Miss Maleady year9@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk 
Year 10 Mrs Moore & Miss Barnes year10@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk 
Year 11 Mr Ahmed & Mrs Savic year11@hodgehill.bham.sch.uk 


National Lockdown