Dear Parent/Carers and Families,
The advice has now changed. Anyone with the following symptoms should self-isolate for 7 days:
 A new, continuous cough, and/or
 A high temperature
Also, if anyone in your family has experienced the above symptoms, the entire household should
self-isolate for 14 days.

A small number of pupils as well as members of staff have self-isolated as a precautionary
measure, after experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus. We have no confirmed cases. We
wanted to reassure you about the additional steps we’re now taking to make sure our community
remains safe.

The school remains open, and we’ve cleaned and disinfected surfaces and objects across the
school thoroughly to help prevent any viruses spreading, as we’re instructed to do by Public
Health England.

As well as thorough cleaning, we’re also continuing to:
 Enforcing hand-washing or providing hand sanitisers
 Delivering lessons for pupils about hygiene and how to deal with anxiety
 Monitoring the health and well-being of all members of the school community
 Postponing any non-essential events to a later date to minimize the risk of spreading

If your child needs to self-isolate, report this to us by either phoning the school office on 01282
436880 or emailing Please note we are experiencing
a high volume of calls to school at the moment so we may not be able to address non-urgent
enquiries as promptly as we would normally.

You can use NHS 111 online if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next. If
you have any other questions or concerns, please get in touch with the school. We are constantly reviewing the advice being sent directly to school every day and have a comprehensive contingency plan during this unprecedented time.

We appreciate that you may be concerned, but we have no current reason to expect any risk to
your child and you should continue sending them in if they’re feeling well.
We will be sending Learning Packs home at the end of today. If your child is absent, they will be
available to collect from the school office. Please keep an eye on the school web-site.
We appreciate that this is a difficult and worrying time, and we would like to thank everyone for
their continued support.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. Thank you for your continued

Mrs Bridget Parkinson