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Coronavirus Information

The purpose of this webpage is to store relevant information for parents about the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the impact it is having in school. It is intended to be a useful reference point for accurate information and guidance.

The school is open to all pupils and the new academic year starts on Monday 6 September 2021.  

Useful reminders and relevant documents are included below for parents to access as needed. 



School Risk Assessment



The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above you must stay at home and arrange to have a PCR test to see if you have COVID-19.


Main messages
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you also must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.


After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice. You do not need to self-isolate after 10 days if you only have a cough or loss of sense of smell or taste, as these symptoms can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.


If you have symptoms, try and stay as far away from other members of your household as possible. It is especially important to stay away from anyone who is clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable with whom you share a household.


Reduce the spread of infection in your home by washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser, and cover coughs and sneezes.


Consider alerting people who you do not live with and have had close contact within the last 48 hours to let them know you have symptoms of COVID-19. NHS Test and Trace may be able to help with this.


Following a positive test result, you will receive a request by text, email or phone to log into the NHS Test and Trace service website and provide information about recent close contacts.


If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, then use the NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms again at any point after ending your first period of isolation (self or household) then you must follow the guidance on self-isolation again. 


The relevant links to the Department for Health and Social Care's guidance are given below. There are also some great resources to help with our children's mental health. These are listed below.

Questions about Coronavirus and our school response

If you want to ask any questions about coronavirus, trips and plans for school closures then you can contact the school office using the form below. We will respond as soon as possible.