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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



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

You can find out more about how we have used the Covid-19 Catch Up Premium to support children and young people in school by clicking here



September 2021

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment (V20)

Covid-19 Visitor Risk Assessment (V9)



Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment (V19)

Covid-19 Visitor Risk Assessment (V8)

Letter to Families 26/07/2021




June 2021 to July 2021

Letter to Families 23/07/21

Letter to Families 07/07/21

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment (V18)

Covid-19 Visitor Risk Assessment (V7)


January 2021 to May 2021

Family Briefing 14/05/21

Letter to Families - Child on Child Abuse

Family Briefing 27/04/21

Family Briefing 31/03/21

Family Briefing 25/03/21

Shielding Update 18/03/21

Family Briefing 01/03/21

Family Briefing 08/02/21

Family Briefing 15/01/21

National Lockdown Letter 07/01/2021


September 2020 to December 2020

Letter regarding Lateral Flow Tests 18/12/20

Family Briefing 11/12/20

Family Briefing 02/12/20

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


March 2020 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


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


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



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

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)