This letter contains important information about how to apply for your child’s secondary school place for September 2021. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2020, you will get an offer for a place on 1 March 2021.
Please see below for our new dropping off and collection times.
Please see the following letter regarding our Ofsted visit taking place tomorrow.
How to test your child for Coronavirus with a test at home kit.
Update - 10.9.2020
Thank you to all the parent and carers that have supported the school this week in our safe return to school. We would like to ask you for further support on the following matters:
As children in all year groups return to school full-time, we must ensure that we put in place a range of protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission. We will also be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process, and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England and the local authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.
Within this letter, you will find details of what to expect if the school is notified of a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus in school.
Where there is a possible case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff develops symptoms of coronavirus, the individual concerned will be sent home and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. They will be asked to arrange a test at the earliest convenience (either by visiting a test centre, or by requesting a home test kit) and to share the results with the school.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation however, the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included. All other children within the bubble will be able to continue to attend school as normal whilst the test is carried out and until the result is known.
The wider school community will not receive this letter.
Where there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff tests positive for coronavirus, the individual concerned will be asked to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms
Other members of their household or support bubble should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms and should continue this period of isolation even if they too have been tested and have received a negative test result.
The school will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to carry out a risk assessment to determine who else, if anyone, also needs to isolate.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation, and will be advised of any additional measures which are required. Again, the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included.
What you can do
If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we would ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS
for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) for someone you live with, if they have symptoms if you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example ...
or by phoning 119.
A high temperature
A new and persistent cough
A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or questions about the Test and Trace process, please contact the school office who would be happy to discuss further.
Please view the government's Back to School help guide. Click here
Finally, please continue to encourage and explain the important of regular, thorough handwashing. Visit the NHS website for videos and advice https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/
Your Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Ms H Marsden. Deputies: Mrs A Jacklin and Mrs A Bishop. If you need to report a safeguarding concern or need advice during the Coronavirus lockdown. email: email@example.com
Information regarding parent's evening will be sent after the October half term. Meetings will be online or a telephone call.
Year 6, as part of their ID Topic, are looking at a re-enactment of a crime scene. First step (unintended joke ) is to identify the shoe prints at the scene of the crime. https://t.co/m4wfJ7C3Zu
New members of Year 6 are building Lego bridges. They will talk and write about them later. https://t.co/kNaEsJkHqd
A fun packed PE session this morning for 4DC! Hockey mixed with addition and subtraction with the focus being 'control'. https://t.co/14GarjpxPB