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Covid 19

  • Children of a parent who has tested positive, should not be tested unless they are displaying symptoms.  If the child is not displaying symptoms then they should just be isolating for two weeks with their parent, and only applying for a test for the child if the child develops symptoms.
  • If a pupil has symptoms of a cold, (runny nose) then they do not need to isolate. If however they have one of the following symptoms e.g. temperature, persistent dry cough, loss of taste and smell then the parents must seek medical advice and the pupil must get  tested.
  • Any confirmed cases please contact public health immediately for advice.


Novel Coronavirus

I am writing to reassure you that the school is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education to ensure the health of our whole community, including pupils and staff.  This advice is updated on a daily basis.


The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England are carefully monitoring the coronavirus situation and have published information and advice for the public. As the situation is rapidly developing, please check the online advice for the latest and most up-to-date information.


The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


The importance of hygiene 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.  


Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water 

In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. 


School Closure

The school would only close if we are instructed to do so by the DfE and at the moment we have not received any direct communication regarding this. Please disregard any comments made to the contrary on social media as this is just an opinion and not fact.


Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19: