During the coronavirus pandemic this section of the website will support families with guidance from the government and communications from the school.
School has officially re-opened to all pupils as of the 8th March 2021
Current Government and Council Advice
The government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. Step 4 marked a new phase in the government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for 2 doses by mid-September.
Our priority is to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils. The evidence is clear that being out of education causes significant harm to educational attainment, life chances, mental and physical health. Further details on government guidance can be found at:
Carbon Dioxide Monitors
The Department for Education has recently announced it will be providing CO2 monitors for all state schools to aid in the identification of poorly ventilated classrooms. We have referred to guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive regarding the effective use of CO2 monitors. To comply with HSE recommendations regarding room size we will be installing CO2 monitors in all rooms that exceed 50 square metres. Further guidance can be found at:
COVID-19 Outbreak Management Policy
We have implemented a COVID outbreak management policy inline with guidance provided by the Department of Education and Public Health England. A copy of this policy is available in the download section.