This page is to share information regarding our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please read through the information and remember to read any letters sent home from school that may have more updated information.
Reporting a test result over the Easter break
If your child tests positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) during the Easter break (02 April 2021 – 18 April 2021 inclusive), please report this to the school via our Trust’s positive pupil case notification form, which can be accessed here: Report your child has tested positive for Covid-19
Please be aware that if your child records a positive result for Covid-19 using a rapid LFD test kit at home, a PCR test should be booked online or by calling 119 to confirm the positive result. Whilst awaiting the PCR test result your child and their close contacts should self-isolate.
Please ensure that you complete the positive pupil case notification form as soon as possible if your child tests positive using a rapid LFD test, please do not wait for the result of the PCR test.
Please remember that the results of all rapid LFD tests taken at home, both positive and negative, should be reported to the NHS via this address: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
Government guidance sets out actions that schools must take and these are grouped into ‘prevention’ and ‘response to infection’. These actions have been used to guide our plans for opening to all children and include the following:
1) Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who are required to stay at home do not attend school.
2) Where recommended, the use of face coverings in schools.
3) Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual.
4) Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
5) Introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents.
6) Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
7) Where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
8) Always keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.
Numbers 1 to 5, and number 8, must be in place in all schools, all the time.
Number 6 must be properly considered and schools must put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.
Number 7 applies in specific circumstances.
Response to any infection
9) Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process.
10) Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community.
11) Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.
Numbers 9 to 11 must be followed in every case where they are relevant.
During lockdown school is open to vulnerable children and children of parents who are critical workers. Children who are at home and following the 'stay at home' directive will not have their attendance penalised.