The Autumn term started last week and once again Knighton House is filled with the chatter and laughter of young children as they catch up with news from the past six months. It is a real joy to be back and we are lucky to be a small school with a manageable number of pupils. The boarding house is busy, with fewer International pupils than usual, due to the universal uncertainty of Covid-19. Many of those that were due to start this term have deferred, so we anticipate an increase in numbers from January onwards.
The issue of quarantining has been interesting, but we are fortunate to have separate accommodation for our Year 8 girls, which has been used to house the girls who have travelled from relevant countries. We have managed to set up a classroom within the flat so though not actually living with the other girls, they are able to join in with lessons and socialise remotely. Our Year 8 girls are looking forward to returning to their own living quarters soon (a privilege which come with being the top of the school!).
At the moment we are enjoying fantastic autumn weather with hot sunny days and cooler nights, so everyone is able to make the most of the fresh air. This allows for some lessons and all break times to take place outside, in specific ‘bubble’ groups, within our school grounds.
Dorset continues to have one of the lowest cases of Covid-19 in the country and we are very lucky to be living in a rural part of the country. With this in mind we are keen to promote Knighton House to International families and hope very much that there will be an increased interest for 2020/21. If you have any questions and/or would like a virtual tour of the school we will happily arrange this through our admissions team. Please contact Melanie Burton – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01258 452065. We’d love to hear from you.
COVID-19 Q&A for International Families
We have put together a video of all your frequently asked questions about how Knighton House School plans to operate around the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of the Autumn term September 2020.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com, we are more than happy to help.