Due to the spread of COVID-19, all of our learning communities closed on 23rd March 2020 and remained closed or just partially open to certain year groups for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

With the introduction of appropriate hygiene and distancing measures, in-line with government guidance, all sites are open again to all year groups from 1st September 2020. 

As well as additional and more frequent cleaning across all sites, some of the new measures we have implemented include: 

  • Year groups remain in bubbles and are based in a particular area of the school. Staff move to the students for lessons. 
  • Year group bubbles have designated entry and exit points. 
  • Year group bubbles have staggered break and lunch times to ensure that there is no mixing.
  • There is no breakfast club and students are asked not to arrive before 8.45 am. 
  • After school clubs are temporarily suspended. 
  • Students must be prepared with appropriate stationery and equipment as the use of shared resources is being limited. 

If your child has: 

  • a high temperature
  • a continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if the child usually has a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss of taste and smell

Please arrange for your child to self-isolate and contact Coronavirus NHS for further advice and to book a test. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 then please do let their school know. 

Please follow the Government Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection

If your child is unwell with other symptoms such as sore throat, earache, stomach ache, runny nose, skin rashes, or a winter related illness such as norovirus with vomiting and diarrhoea, then please check NHS 111 online health condition advice, and contact your local pharmacy or GP if you need further help.