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Covid -19 Update – Confirmation of arrangements for the end of Autumn Term

November 24, 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Confirmation of arrangements for the end of the Autumn Term

I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well at this moment in time. We know that Covid numbers are high in the community, and we also have staff and students currently absent due to infection.

Secondary Age Testing

To prevent an outbreak and ensure that we don’t need to introduce further measures, please encourage your child to take a lateral flow test twice each week, these can be taken in school on a Monday and Thursday with support from school staff.


Coronavirus symptoms

If your child, has any of the following symptoms;

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

then the following actions must be taken immediately:

  • Do not attend school
  • Report the reason for absence to school.
  • Self-isolate
  • Arrange a coronavirus PCR test (for children over 5)
  • Provide school with the results of the test

Children who are not able to attend school as parents/carers are following clinical and/or public health advice, absence will not be penalised.



As published on our school calendar, school will be closed on 29th November to students for INSET day.


Reports day

This will take place as a doorstep home visit on Friday 17th December. Details of these arrangements will be shared soon.


Christmas Break

School closes for the Christmas break at 1230 pm on Friday 17th December 2021 and reopens on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Please continue to stay safe and well.


Donna Walker


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