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September 2023

  • European Day of Languages

    Published 25/09/23

    European Day of Languages, 26th September 2023

    Dear Parent/Carer, Tomorrow, Tuesday 26th September is the annual European Day of Languages, and we are looking forward to celebrating this in school!

    There will be fun languages activities for all students to engage with during tutor time and we will be serving some tasty European dishes in the canteen, with a variety of lively multi-cultural music playing at lunchtime!

    Staff who speak other languages, or who have lived abroad, will be sharing their talents and experiences with our students on this day. If your child is lucky enough to have another language under their belt, please do encourage them to show it off in school too!

    This is a really great cultural opportunity for our students and your support is very much appreciated. If you are interested in getting involved further at home and would like some ideas or resources, the website linked below is a great source of fun material! Alternatively, please don't hesitate to contact school to speak with a member of the MFL Department.

    Merci, graçias, dziekuje, grazie, danke!

    Mrs G Hassall

    Head of MFL Department

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  • Further message from the headteacher

    Published 12/09/23

    Dear parents and carers,


    Further to my communication on social media today, I would like to update you on the situation.  This morning, we alerted the Police to an email making threats to the school and some other schools within the local authority.  Cheshire Police have said that they believe this to be malicious and are currently investigating.


    As a result of this, we followed our critical incident procedures, implementing additional measures as a precaution to ensure all students and staff remain safe in school.  As you know, the site is secured each day as a matter of course.  Our local Police officers attended the school and also provided a presence at the end of the day to reassure everyone within the community.


    Cheshire Police have issued a statement as follows:


    At around 10.05am on Tuesday 12 September, police were made aware of an email which had been sent to a number of schools in Chester and Ellesmere Port which made threats to pupils and staff.

    An investigation has been launched and officers have been attending schools to provide reassurance.

    Detective Chief Inspector Justin Hancock said: “We would like to reassure parents that this is believed to be malicious and we are doing everything we can to locate the person responsible for these emails."

    I would like to reassure parents that school will remain open as usual.  We take safeguarding seriously as a school and have appropriate procedures in place to ensure the safety of students and staff on site.

    We ask that you contact the main reception if you need to come in to the building during the day, as the front entrance and gate will remain closed for the rest of the week, as a precautionary measure.


    We will speak to students in the morning to reassure them and will continue to provide any further updates as we receive them.



    Rachel Hudson


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  • Message from the Headteacher

    Published 12/09/23

    Some parents may be aware of other schools in the area being in lockdown following a communication which is now being dealt with by the Police.  I would like to reassure you that Blacon High School is not currently in lockdown, however, we have taken precautions and put in place some additional measures to ensure that all students and staff remain safe in school.  I will update you with any further information as it becomes available.

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September 2023