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  • Current Letters to Parents

    Message from the Local Authority:

    Test & Trace Support Payments

    In the local authority we are not able to award Test & Trace support payments to parents of children who have been unable to attend their education setting due to the school closing/staff shortages. The child/parent needs to have tested positive or been asked to isolate by NHS Test & Trace in order to qualify for the payment. The details of conditions for applying are listed here: Financial Support : Test and Trace Support Payment – A guide to Test and Trace – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council


    Please click on the link below to see the open letter to parents from the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi.

    Open Letter - 25 October


    "St Bernard's is a unique school which offers subjects that have indefinitely carved my education and who I am. It has led me onto a path that no other school would be able to offer. The support from my teachers combined with the school's encouraging atmosphere gives me motivation to work hard and strive for the best every day in everything I do". 

    — Sophia (Deputy Head Student, Year 13)