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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

We understand that the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) can cause anxiety for many of our families and staff in school. In light of continuing Government updates and advice, we can provide the following information for your reference. This page is updated regularly. 

Please be assured that we are taking all necessary steps to mitigate the risks of the virus spreading in school. 

As always, if you have any questions or want to discuss the concerns in more detail, then please contact a member of staff in school. We thank you for your understanding and support during this unique and challenging time. 

Thank you


Video message to families - 24/07/20 - End of year celebration


Video message to families from staff - 14/05/20


School Specific Information & Letters (Click the links below to be taken to the relevant document)

September 2020 Onwards

Family Briefing 11/11/20

Letter to families 05/11/20 re. Clinically Extremely Vulnerable 

Letter to families 02/11/20

Family Briefing 23/10/20

Family Briefing 12/10/20

PHE Letter to families 23/09/20

Letter to families 18/09/20

Letter to families 15/09/20

Letter to families 03/09/20

SET Letter to families - Sept 2020

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment (V10)

Visitor Covid-19 Risk Assessment


March to July 2020

Family Briefing 24/07/20

Family Briefing 17/07/20

Family Briefing 10/07/20

Letter 01/07/20

Family Briefing 26/06/20

Family Briefing 19/06/20

Family Briefing 09/06/20

Family Briefing 19/05/20

CEO Letter to Families May 2020

Family Briefing 05/05/20

Family Briefing 27/04/20

Family Briefing 20/04/20

Family Briefing 03/04/20

Family Briefing 30/03/20

Family Briefing 24/03/20

Letter to families 20/03/20

Letter to families from Jo Morgan (CEO) 20/03/20

Letter 19/03/20

Letter 17/3/20

Letter 13/3/20

Letter 12/3/20


Department for Education Guidance (Click the links below to be taken to the relevant document)

All Government guidance in one place - You can find all of the documents from DfE (old and new) by clicking this link.

Guidance on vulnerable children and young people - Government guidance on vulnerable children and how their EHCP will be supported during this time. 

PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 23 March 2020Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Coronavirus and gave the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home.

Major new measures to protect people at highest risk from Coronavirus A raft of new measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been set out for those considered to be extremely vulnerable.

Guidance on Key Workers/Vulnerable Children - The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. You will find further guidance here.

Guidance for Parents/Carers - Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free School Meals Support -  Children eligible for free school meals will be offered meals or vouchers as an alternative if they can no longer attend school due to Coronavirus measures.

Department for Education - There is now a specific Coronavirus Helpline established for staff, parents and pupils, which outlines useful sources of information.


The latest Department for Education information can be found here:


Department for Health Guidance (Click the links below to be taken to the relevant document)

Government Updates - National Government updates on Coronavirus

Handwashing Advice - Watch this short NHS film for guidance on effective hand washing procedures

Common Questions - This short video provides answers to the 5 most commonly asked questions in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)