COVID-19 Latest Information
9th March 2020
We appreciate that news reports and guidance concerning the coronavirus is changing daily.The guidance our school is following for educational settings is from Public Health England as isoutlined below:
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questionsabout COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and youngpeople can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Exam preparation and Ofqual advice
We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about thepossible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Ofqual’s advice at this timeis to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal.
Ofqual continues to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum.
It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.
We will of course update you immediately with any further guidance we receive.We have been informed on how to report confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and been directed that we must not close our school unless we are specifically instructed to do so by Public Health England. We have increased our cleaning provision to ensure thorough cleaning practice throughout the day.
School will remain open as usual and children should attend as normal. If your child is ill, please follow the usual absence procedures.