ffynone thrives BEYOND lockdown learning

Ffynone House School has delivered remote learning to pupils using Microsoft Teams since the first day of lockdown.  We are pleased that our students have engaged so successfully with online lessons and have continued making academic progress in their courses.

We anticipate a return to ‘business as usual’ on Thursday 9 September 2021

During the lockdown, we successfully moved between various combinations of remote and in-person learning. 
Here’s an update from the start of lockdown:
We feel confident that, should the need arise for any bubble to isolate, our students would continue to follow their timetabled lessons with little or no interruption to their learning. 

We are working with the following combinations:

  • Isolating staff are teaching live lessons from home to our classrooms via video calls
  • Isolating students are participating in live-streamed lessons with their classmates
  • Students in school are continuing to learn safely in socially distanced bubbles

We are proud of our consistency, adaptability and reliability in these ever-changing times.  

Prospective students from any year group are welcome to attend taster days and our Headteacher is still conducting in-person tours of the school by prior arrangement.  Please get in touch today to find out more.

Ffynone House School is fully open and is once again delivering lessons in school. During the lockdown, we streamed live lessons to students at home. The return to the classroom has been a welcome step towards normality. We know that our pupils’ experiences of lockdown will have been very varied. For many, it was a safe and enjoyable time. For others, it may have been lonely and restrictive, even with daily online lessons from teachers and seeing their peers online.  

At Ffynone, we are used to supporting our pupils in their journey to adulthood and we are fiercely proud of our family values and supportive, friendly school environment.  The current situation has amplified challenges and increased uncertainty for us all. 


To prepare for the year ahead and with the support of clinical psychologist Dr Gill Green, staff received training which raised their awareness of wellbeing issues and mental health first aid. This will improve their skills and help them provide practical help and support to our students in school. The global pandemic still has a long way to run, and Ffynone staff will be with our students every step of the way.

Timetabled classes

We have a daily timetable running from 0900 - 1530hrs daily for our pupils.

consistent support

Our teachers are providing pupils with consistent support to ensure their progression.

face-to-face contact

Our students have daily face-to-face contact with teachers and their peers.

Timely feedback

We are working extremely hard to ensure that all work that pupils submit is returned to them quickly, with feedback.

In this together

Our pupils and staff have worked tirelessly to adapt to the new way of learning. As a school, we have continued to evolve our methods to make sure that our students continue to get the best education possible. 

Frequently asked questions

Our pupils have maintained their normal timetable and curriculum. This has meant that they are expected to attend online classes as per the timetable. How many they have per day depends on their year group. 

Our pupils have access to their teachers through Teams. They can send them a message or request to arrange a call.

Outside of the times scheduled for classes, teachers are available to respond to questions that pupils have. These are often sent through messages. This ensures that all students progress through the curriculum and that those who need additional help have it allocated to them.

Most of our content and activities are available through Microsoft Teams. They can be accessed through both Windows and Mac computers, smartphones and on tablets. Having access to a computer or tablet with a a

New developments within the school are announced via the school website and on social media. Be sure to see our Facebook page. 

Ffynone House School is working to provide pupils with dual access to learning. Health and wellbeing have always of utmost importance. Going forward, our pupils will have access of learning material and support both remotely and within the school premises. 

If you have any questions, we would be happy to hear from you. Contact Us

Student feedback

"My favourite subject is English as it is really fun. It feels like we are in a normal lesson because we read and discuss and write just like we would in the classroom. The biggest challenge for me was getting used to all the computing and tech difficulties. I would like to keep the same amount of work. I miss all the socialising and all the funny stories my friends tell me."
Year 7
Lots of people have been very helpful throughout this time, each helping with different things. Mrs Miles taught us how to use Class Notebook with has been very handy. Mme Roberts has tried to keep us organised, and tried to make things as easy as possible for us with her excellent PowerPoints. Mrs Ramos has spoken to us all, tried to make sure we keep balanced with our work and try to go outside as often when we can. And Mr Jones has been very helpful with his tech skills, teaching both students and teachers at the same time! Also some of the more tech savvy pupils within our class have told and shown us how to work the different things on our computers.
Year 7
When we return to school, I would like to continue working on a laptop because it’s quicker and more productive. All of the teachers have been really helpful and supportive and been on hand whenever I have needed them. I have enjoyed online learning just as much as real school but I do really miss seeing my friends.
Year 7
My favourite subjects are English, Drama and Art because they are always fun and interesting. The teachers there make me look forward to the next lesson. The biggest challenge of online learning would be the technological part, finding why some work wouldn't upload or why I couldn't upload some documents. My teachers and classmates have helped me figure out the problems and fix them. Mrs Ramos, my from teacher, has always brightened up the mood. She called all of us separately and talked to us individually which was really nice. I miss working with all of my friends. I miss the jokes we had and seeing them in person. I miss many things in school. I miss going to different classrooms and being in school.
Year 7