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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

HPV Immunisation Programme

Since September 2008 there has been a National Immunisation Programme to vaccinate girls (and more recently boys) aged 12-13 against Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  The HPV Gardasil vaccine protects against diseases caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18:

  • HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases, 75-80% of anal cancer cases, 70% of HPV-related pre-cancerous lesions of the vulva and vagina and 75% of HPV related pre-cancerous lesions of the anus
  • HPV types 6 and 11 are responsible for approximately 90% of genital wart cases, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK.

The HPV vaccination is available for girls and boys at Winterbourne Academy.  

  • Girls and boys receive two doses; the first is given in early spring of year 8 and the second dose approximately 9-12 months later in Year 9.  To get the best protection, it is important to receive both doses.

Please see the attached letter, leaflet and consent form for more information.





If you have any questions relating to the HPV immunisation programme, please contact Mrs Sue Julia Dunn, Student Reception & PA to SLT, on 01454 252066 or 252028.