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LATEST UPDATE: Monday 6 July 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians

I do not want to wish away the chance for recuperation and re-energising that the summer break brings. However, while the Summer Term finished only a few days ago, we are well on our way to putting in place the necessary detailed arrangements for the new academic year. It is also important to emphasise that while the start of next term will be rather different from the usual pattern, we are looking forward to welcoming back  all of our pupils, boarding and day and in every year group, in September.

Further information will follow before term starts, but in the meantime please find below a key document which should provide insight and reassurance about what is planned. It has been put together in the light of the latest government guidance and lays out details about how the start of term will work.

  • We ask that you read this document carefully and use it as a reference point: we hope it will answer many questions and allay many concerns. To that end there is also a Frequently Asked Questions section.
  • You will also find below a Calendar for the term. Please note that a number of elements are necessarily subject to confirmation and are clearly marked as such.

Everyone at Lancing is excited about September and its fresh start. Safety and caution will be our watchwords, but this will be a full, dynamic and stimulating term. Whilst there will be a shift in the way we do some things, as far as possible it will be a shift in how rather than what we do. Fundamentally, we are committed to both the safety of our pupils and to maintaining the richness and variety of Lancing life. We are confident that these things are not mutually exclusive and that they can and will go hand in hand. The College will soon resound once more with the noise, energy and sheer joie-de-vivre of young people and this is a wonderful prospect.

With best wishes, and in the hope that wherever you are you remain safe and well.


Dominic Oliver


Advent Term 2020 and COVID-19
Advent Term Calendar