Learning at home | 5th January 2020

Coronavirus Updates

Following government guidance we are closed to all children, apart from vulnerable students and children of key workers.

The Government is asking parents to keep children at home whenever possible.

Are you a key worker? The Government has published the list of parents who are classed as key workers, you can find that list here.

The most important message is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Keeping Safe

What am I looking for?

High temperature Any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back
A new continuous cough Coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


What needs to happen?

  • Keep your child at home – let us know they’ll be off
  • Book a Covid-19 test immediately – online or call 119
  • If the test is negative they can return to school

Find out more

NHS – Coronavirus Symptoms

NHS – Is my child too ill for school?


DfE Helpline

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)