This page will be regularly updated with any key messages and communications regarding Covid-19 and the impact it is having on school operations.

Updated on Friday 9th October at 8pm

We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who may have been in close contact with the affected case and have recommended that they stay at home and self-isolate until 14 days after their last contact. 

Parents/carers of all those children identified have been sent an official text message to inform them, the letter below gives more detailed information. If you have not received a text message your child has not been identified as a close contact and therefore does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance.  

Covid-19 Important Information and Communications

Covid 19 Symptoms 

If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms please do not send them into school. You should inform school that they will be absent and arrange for a test.  All members of the household should self-isolate.  Please inform school of the outcome of the test.  Please contact school if you are having difficulty accessing a test.  The main symptoms of Covid 19 are: 

  • 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 

Further advice is available on the NHS website.  




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