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Coronavirus Advice & Information

Coronavirus Advice & Information


This page has been set up to share information and advice related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please take note of the following as you can help to slow the spread of Cornavirus by ensuring you and your children follow these general principles to stop the spread of the respiratory virus:


  • Wash you hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep your child home from school if they have symptoms or have been in close contact with somebody who has had symptoms. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 - don't go to your GP or other healthcare centre.


The most up-to-date guidance explains that everybody should stay at home where possible. However, the guidance was updated on 10th May to reflect the following:



The symptoms of Coronavirus are:


  • a high temperature (37.8%+)
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


If anybody in your household has displayed symptoms then it is important that everybody in the household stays at home in 'isolation' for 14 days (even if you are eligible to leave usually). 


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.


The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of Covid19 is now eligible to book a test. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test here:


Additionally, if you test positive for Covid19, you will be contacted by the Test & Trace Service. Information about what this means is available online at: We would ask you to keep in touch with school via telephone or electronic communication so we can take necessary precautions in terms of advising others about isolation. 

If you do have to visit our school, for any reason, we are asking you to take note of the following guidance to keep yourself and others safe:



Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline


This helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline in the following ways:




Coronavirus - Symptoms and Management



School is currently open to all children but with limited capacity. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT attend unless you have been advised a place is available. The latest guidance an information is available from the Government website:


From 1st June 2020, the school has re-opened in phases with children admitted in the priority order of:


  1. Vulnerable children (Looked After Children or those with a social worker)
  2. Children of Key Workers
  3. Reception (YR)
  4. Year 1 (Y1)
  5. Year 6 (Y6)
  6. Nursery (YN)


In the final few weeks of term, we have increased capacity slightly in order to admit children from all other year groups. These children will be admitted, after year groups identified above, in the priority order of:


  1. Year 5 (Y5)
  2. Year 2 (Y2)
  3. Year 4 (Y4)
  4. Year 3 (Y3)


If there is more demand than spaces for these final four year groups, we shall give priority to those eligible for means tested Free School Meals.


As stated, we cannot accommodate all of these children at the same time whilst maintaining social distancing. Below you will find information, which explains our approach, to parents/carers. This includes information about the curriculum we will be teaching during this phased re-opening. 


Children cannot just turn up at school to attend. Any family who wishes their child to attend must complete a eligibility assessment & registration form. This is available below or can be completed using our online survey by CLICKING HERE


30.06.20 UPDATE - Unfortunately, all our pods are currently full to capacity. Therefore, the waiting list is currently closed. If you are enquiring about places prior to September 2020, please contact the school office.


Please note that if your child is extremely clinical vulnerable, or living with somebody who is, they should not currently attend school. If they are clinically vulnerable, or live with somebody who is, it is important you discuss this fully with the school before sending your child in. Guidance to help you understand these definitions is available to download below. If you have any questions then please do get in contact with us. 


Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email 24/7.


How to wash your hands | NHS

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