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COVID-19: Advice & Guidance

COVID-19: Advice & Guidance

Coronavirus Guidance


Further information and guidance is available on the Government website - click here

Facemasks in corridors are now a national requirement in all secondary schools, except for those medically exempt. 

Coronavirus Symptoms

If your child, or a member of your household or support bubble is displaying any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms they cannot come into school.

Students will need to isolate for 10 days from when symptoms started. If during this time, they receive a negative test result, please inform the school as soon as possible by email to

Main Symptoms
1. A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
2. A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot 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)
3. 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

Please report your child's absence, clearly stating the reasons for the absence, via the attendance line 01273 645104. 

What to do if you or a family member is displaying symptoms
If you or a family member have any of the main symptoms of Coronavirus:
1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible
2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result.
3. If you are unable to get test results, you must isolate for 14 days

Please do not send your child into school until you have received confirmation from the academy of receipt of this.  

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

Communication Home 

Key letters sent home to parents/carers can be accessed here 

The latest information from Public Health England is below. 

Staying Safe

Mental health and wellbeing resources for students, parents and carers can be found here 

Need support or information for dealing with bereavement and young people?

Who to contact? 

Winston’s Wish website and National Helpline 08452 030405 

Cruse Bereavement Care website and National Helpline 0808 808 1677