return in september 2020

With all students required to return to college in September 2020 following the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’, this page will provide you with all the resources you’ll need ahead of the new academic year.

Return dates

Year 7 & Year 12 induction – Friday 4th September

Years 8-11 & Year 13 induction – Monday 7th September

Letter to Parents/Carers from Mr Sheeran

Executive Principal Mr Sheeran has written a letter to parents/carers regarding the new school term which has been sent by email and is also available on the link below.

Letter from Mr Sheeran

Return to Cowley – Powerpoint

Mr Bennett presents a Powerpoint presentation to inform you about all the details of the return to Cowley International College in September 2020.

COVID-19 Absence Guidelines

School day times

Start of day: First bell 8:30am, Team Time 8:35am.

End of day: 3:15pm.

Arrival at College

To avoid congestion, we will use more entrance gates with each year group allocated a preferred gate.

YearEntranceMeet and greet zone
7Gamble Avenue and canteen gateCanteen
8Lower Gamble Avenue gateLower West playground
9Princess Avenue gate (bottom of playground)Lower East playground
10Gamble Avenue or East Wing gateTop West playground
11East entrance by science or Gamble AvenueTop East playground

School Bus timetable

Click here

Merseytravel information regarding school bus services

2020-21 Academic Year

All the dates for the 2020-2021 academic year and school holidays can be found on the website, via the link below.

Term dates 2020-21


We are sure you will have some questions ahead of the full return to college in September, so we have put together a list of these and answered them for you to provide the important information about how we will be returning.

September 2020 – Return to Cowley FAQs

Uniform/PE Kit

Information for when students have PE/Games lessons can be found in the link below.

Uniform/PE Kit information

St Helens Council

St Helens Council have created a new web page for the return to school in September. Here you will find the latest government guidance for parents, some videos relating to top tips and it will be updated with new content on a regular basis.

St Helens Council – Back To School

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

We are really looking forward to new students starting college from September and to welcome you as Cowleians!

Although, unlike usual, we have been unable to meet you in person and show you around, we have created lots of online resources to help you prepare for September.

We have a Virtual Transition Day video, a welcome booklet and lots & lots of great fun activities for you to get involved with to help you prepare for starting with us in September. You will find everything via the link below.

Year 6 to Year 7 transition

Year 11 to Year 12 Transition

Cowley Sixth Form is looking forward to welcoming students from our 11-16, as well as those who will be starting their Cowley adventure in Year 12 from further afield.

There is plenty of information available on all the courses we offer and which you have enrolled on, with plenty of great activities for you to get involved with over the summer in preparation for starting your course in September. All the details can be found on the link below.

Year 11 to Year 12 transition page

School Meal charges

Information regarding school meal charges from September 2020

Make sure you are September ready

If you have any further questions, please contact the school via email to or call 01744 678030.