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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

This page was last updated on 22.04.22

Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19

On this page you will find the latest up to date information about Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.   If you need to contact school during the school day or outside of school hours, the school email address is During office hours the school telephone number is 0115 9179262.  (Teachers have been told not to respond to ClassDojos out of school hours.)

Living with Covid-19 - Updated DfE and LA Guidance

Thank you for your support and patience as we have worked together to overcome the many challenges the pandemic has thrown at us. 

Current national guidance states that it is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.

If your child has Covid-19 symptoms and is unwell and has a high temperature please keep them at home and avoid contact with other people.  They can return to school when they no longer have a high temperature and feel well enough to be at school.

If you have chosen to test your child and they have a positive COVID-19 test result, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

The Government have also released guidance on Covid-19 vaccination information for parents/carers of children aged 5 to 11 years. The latest information can be found by clicking here.

Control Measures

In the guidance for schools, we will still be implementing the ‘standard’ measures of enhanced cleaning, good hand hygiene practice, and good ventilation.  Staggered start and end times or have always been a feature of our large site and will remain as before. All measures have been risk assessed and will be reviewed regularly. 

No Facemasks for Children

Apart from some pre agreed exceptions, as we have mentioned previously, children will not be allowed to wear masks in school.  If children do wear one on the way to school, they should know how to safely take it off and have a sealed bag with them to keep it safe or throw it in a tissue bin in school. They should wash their hands immediately after they have taken off their face mask.

Change in Circumstances

If you feel that due to a change in personal circumstances that your family is now entitled to free school meals then please follow this link for further information