Snapchat – Information for Parents

Snapchat has developed a new feature called Snapmaps which allows users to see the location of other users of snapchat.  There are three possible settings, sharing with no-one (Ghost Mode), sharing with select friends (Choose which friends you share your location with) and my friends (Share your location with all your friends).    Many children have a large number of “friends” on their accounts who they probably do not know well, and could be accidentally sharing their location.

We have been asked to encourage parents to check their child’s privacy settings if they allow their child to use Snapchat.

Full details are provide in the UK Safer Internet centre blog at

Letter from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers


Following a request by parents, carers and students, I am happy to announce that the school site will be open from 8am each morning for students, should they wish to arrive early.  This change will take effect from Monday 12th October.

Students arriving early should go to our Learning Resource Centre, via the main gate, which we are also opening early.  Our professional librarian, Miss Roe, will be on hand to assist students whilst they work or read quietly.

Safeguarding and promoting the well-being of the pupils in our care is of paramount importance to the staff and governors of Belmont Community School.  As such, we aim to make our site as safe as possible for students and would therefore like to remind you that cars are prohibited on site between 8:30am – 9:15am, 11:55am – 1:15pm and 2:45am – 3:30pm with the following exceptions:

  • staff
  • parents or carers attending meetings at this time
  • parents or carers in possession of a disabled badge
  • taxis transporting VI/HI students.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that school will be closed to students on 2nd November for teacher training.

The Heads of Year will be writing out to parents in the next week to inform you of key dates for your diaries across the year.

Yours sincerely
Mr Marsden