As per Government guidelines, published on 31st of December, specialist schools and colleges will open as normal so Horizons College is open as usual

A small number of learners will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice to self-isolate because:

• they have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves

• they live with someone that has symptoms or has tested positive and are a household contact

• they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)

Shielding advice is currently in place in Tier 4 areas, and so all children and young people still deemed clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend college.

If your young person is not attending because of any of the reasons above please let the college know on 01793 481493.

Learners who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but who are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend college.

For learners who are self-isolating it is important to know that you can still access learning online with our Google Classroom platform. Our tutors will keep in contact with you, to offer pastoral support, and check you are able to access education support.

I just wanted to say thank you for your support while we are keeping the provision open and keeping everyone safe. Therefore we will continue to work together to face the next challenge and keep everyone on board.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.



To ensure safety and to reduce the risk of transmission, measures will be introduced for all learners and staff to follow. 

We are asking all our staff and learners to bring a mask to use in communal areas and on transport. There will be no face coverings in classroom unless this is for intimate care as part of PPE or where safe distancing cannot be maintained. Tutors will be wearing a transparent visor in classrooms. If your young person wants to wear their face covering in classroom this will be fine. If your young person does not want to wear their face covering, this is also fine, we are here to support and make the environment as safe as we can.

We have created some resources, below,  to help you  explain to your young person why we need to protect ourselves and wear a face covering.

Words and Symbols – PPE

Words and Symbols – Social Distancing

Please remember that there will be no cooking activities taking place for this term so please provide a packed lunch for your young person.

The Government has update its guidelines for Tier 2. You will find the most recent info by following this link Covid-19 Government Guidelines

Please see below for information about the days that learners will attend College in Term 3. For most up-to-date College info please check our Facebook Page

Please note:- Transport has been notified of the changes to Learner  college access days. 

TIMETABLE From, 5th January 2021

Stratton Rd Learners will attend as follows:
Avon: Monday, Wednesday and Friday in college. Thursday online learning. Tuesday day off.

Thames: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in college. Wednesday day off.

Severn: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in college. Tuesday day off.

DoveMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in college. Thursday day off.

Eden: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday in college, Tuesday online and Friday day off.

Brooke: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in college, Thursday online and Friday day off. 


Headlands learners will attend as follows:

SI: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in college, online Wednesday and Friday day off.

Trent: Monday, Tuesday, Friday in college, Thursday online and Wednesday day off.

Tyne: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in college, Friday online and Thursday day off.

Ray: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in college, Friday online and Monday day off.

This timetable can be adjusted for the needs of each individual Learners and if necessary extended for a longer period of time in consultation with the Leadership Team.


Staff and Governors at Horizons College are committed to the responsibilities and their statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of learners. If you have any Child Protection concerns or an urgent query, please contact Genti Mullaliu (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on mobile: 07900928301 or email: 

We will continue to be in constant contact with our parents & carers and offer support whenever we can. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact the college on 01793 481493.


Many thanks for your cooperation and support at this challenging time.


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