Letter - 15/05/2020
Published: Friday 15 May 2020 @
Key Workers Letter 20.03.20
Published: Friday 20 March 2020 @ 11:10
Partial School Closure Letter
Published: Wednesday 18 March 2020 @ 14:20
Year 12/13 Parents' Consultation scheduled for Thursday 19th March has been cancelled
Published: Wednesday 18 March 2020 @ 08:00
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
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.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Read our advice about staying at home.
How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
Published: Tuesday 17 March 2020 @ 07:11
Read our advice about staying at home.
Published: Friday 13 March 2020 @ 10:30
Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
We are writing to you in response to the ongoing situation concerning the Coronavirus. We are receiving and following daily advice from public health agencies which are shared on the school website. You will be aware that there may come a time when the government decides to move to school closures.
In the event of school closure, we will inform parents via:
- Social media updates
- School website
Should there be a period of closure, we will ensure that all students are provided with appropriate work for the period in question. This is especially important for those students in Years 11 and 13 who are currently studying for public examinations. If we are closed at any point, we will do our very best to continue to support all students and provide work that can be completed remotely.
In order for students to access online learning, students need to be aware of their login details and passwords, especially for Class Charts and their school email. Additional advice on this can be found on the school website.
In the meantime, I would ask you all to continue following the relevant advice from public health agencies.
Please rest assured that should our situation change in any way, we will contact you.
Ms E O’Connor
Published: Thursday 12 March 2020 @ 11:40
Dear Parents and Carers, we have been made aware of a fake story circulating social media. The article mentions the school, Coronavirus and potential closure. Whilst the article is very obviously fake we want to reassure parents that we have no reported cases of the virus and school will be open as usual tomorrow. If you are concerned about the virus please review government guidance (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public).
Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020 @ 20:10
Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice
As of 10 March, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated advice about travel to Italy. The FCO is currently advising:
- against all but essential travel to Italy
- against all travel to Hubei Province, in China
- against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China
- against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan in South Korea
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not currently advising against travel to any other country/territory as a result of COVID-19.
The latest travel advice can be found here:
Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020 @ 14:50
Updated advice for travellers returning from Italy
On 10 March, Public Health England updated its travel advice for travellers returning from Italy. The advice can be found here:
Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:
Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020 @ 14:43
We have received updated Coronavirus advice from the Government (Department for Education) today. It includes a helpline that parents can call. It also includes clear instruction that school closures and other major decisions will be taken only on advice from Public Health England who are leading the government’s response.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
- No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Published: Monday 9 March 2020