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Important Information and updates

COVID UPDATE (25th April)


As you are aware, the government has now introduced it's 'Living with Covid' plans. Whilst Covid is still around and affecting a number of people, the regulations to self-isolate are no longer the same.

The current guidance on the government website regarding symptoms is as follows:

The symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are very similar so it is not possible to tell if you have COVID-19, flu or another infection based on symptoms alone. Most people with COVID-19 will have a relatively mild illness, especially if they have been vaccinated.

Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:

  • continuous cough
  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick

Some people may continue to have a cough or feel tired after other symptoms have improved, but this does not mean that they are still infectious. You can find information about these symptoms on the NHS website.


The advice if you are displaying symptoms is as follows:

When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, especially if they are aged under 2 years old, then you should seek medical help.

There is no longer the requirement to take lateral flow tests to see if you are positive.


Please see our updated risk assessment below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Food Bank

Letter to Parents From The Trust

HELP YOUR CHILD'S READING - Turn on the subtitles!


A quick and easy way to help your child's reading

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of them becoming good at reading. Yes really.

Wonderfully simple isn’t it? 10 seconds of effort for parents, a lifetime’s impact for their children. All backed up by decades of scientific research.

Turning on subtitles while children are watching TV can greatly improve their reading skills. A quick, simple, free way to make TV time, reading time. #turnonthesubtitles


Have a look at the link below for more information

Catch-Up Teacher Funding information

Accessing Learning from Games Consoles

Reporting a case

Please use the form on the link above to report any positive Covid-19 case. We will update the website with any news we have.

Breakfast Club is 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance , School dinners need to be paid for in advance on Parent Pay .....................