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School updates and advice

The Headteacher will update parents by email and we ask you to please keep up-to-date with reading letters home.  Copies of all letters emailed home are available here. These have included guidance from the government, information on what the School is doing, what is asked of parents and pupils, good news stories, and information on the latest developments as we all navigate the "new normal".

COVID-related pupil absence - quick reference guide for parents and carers

Reference guide for parents and carers on COVID-related pupil absence

Self-isolation (staying at home)

You must self-isolate if:

  • you have any symptoms of coronovirus (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change to sense of smell or taste)
  • you have tested positive for coronovirus
  • you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
  • you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk - see government advice on self-isolating after travel

This will help protect others in the community while you are infectious if you do have the virus. There is no longer any need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you are self-isolating, only if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

and then to only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


Please see the UK Government Coronavirus advice website and/or the NHS guidance page for more information. These have links to all the information you will need.

Social distancing and gatherings

Please keep up to date with latest advice about social distancing and gatherings and how these apply to your family outside of school. As of 14th September, new rules will be in place regarding the size of social gatherings - see more on the BBC News.

DfE Helpline

The Department for Education has a helpline to answer questions about the virus related to education, which staff, parents and young people can contact, details are as follow:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email:  DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Further information

Advice is being regularly updated by the UK Government. The following sources of information will be helpful in keeping abreast of developments and in providing guidance if you have any concerns, have symptoms, have returned from other countries or have travel plans, or believe you or your child/ren may have been in contact with someone who has the virus or is at risk of infection.

UK Government website - Coronavirus: UK Government Response

NHS advice page

Guidance (Department for Health and Social Care, and Public Health England)

Travel Advice (Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice

Public Health England Blog

Public Health England Coronavirus Advice Poster