Covid-19 Information

We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.

We have not been put on alert to close and at present, we have no plans to close the school for any additional time.

Meanwhile as advised, due to the new guidelines from the government, people should self- isolate for 7 days if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • a temperature over 37.5 degrees and/or
  • a ‘new’ persistent dry cough.
  • Shortness of breath – likely to follow after the first 2 symptoms.

Please do not send your child into school if they experience these symptoms. If a child develops or displays these symptoms whilst in school then we will ask you to collect your child and follow the above guidelines. It is not necessary for other family members or siblings to self-isolate unless they too are displaying symptoms. If you did choose to self-isolate other siblings the absence would be authorised and recorded with a special code for this unusual circumstance.

There has been significant publicity about the impact of Coronavirus on different members of the population depending on their age or whether there is an underlying medical condition. Should the disease move to a level of significant risk then certain individuals will be advised to work from home.

Please can you ensure that the school is informed of any underlying medical conditions of which we are not already aware.

With the uncertainty surrounding the development of the virus and the impact on future events we have decided to postpone the following:

  • Parent Interviews on 24th and 26th March
  • Spring Assembly for Reception parents

We have not yet heard from the organisers of the Infant Music Festival. If the decision is made to postpone this event we will let you know.

Class teachers are putting together “Home Learning Packs” with activities for the children to do at home and signposts to online resources for parents to use with their children if the government should make the decision to close the school at any time before the Easter break.

We will continue to keep you updated on any new information we receive from the DFE and Public Health England and any impact this will have on future events in the school.

Yours sincerely,
Katrina Stanford
Deputy Head

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