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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Preparing for the wider opening of schools 

Please find below the relevant documents which outline the detailed reopening plans of the school.

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How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Social Distancing

The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising social distancing. Stay at least 2 metres away from people who do not live in your household or who are not part of your social (Year or Form Group) bubble.


Hand Washing

The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising good hand hygiene and regularly washing your hands with soap and water. 


Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers is also a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The school has hand sanitiser in all classrooms. Staff and students must sanitise their hands when entering/exiting the room.


Wearing a Facemask

A fabric mask can act as a barrier to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it must be used correctly and always combined with other measures to protect you effectively. All staff and students must wear a facemask inside school in communal areas such as corridors, toilets and the dining hall. 


Symptoms of COVID-19

If you or your family have any of the symptoms listed below you must stay at home and arrange a test as soon as possible.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back; 
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for 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);
  • 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.

I have these symptoms so what should I do now?

If you or someone in your household has a high temperature (37.8 C or higher) and either a new continuous cough and/or loss of taste or smell, then please follow the procedures outlined below:

The New Rules on Self Isolation

Individuals are no longer required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, if any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test

The latest information:

Updates on COVID-19


Guidance for educational settings 


Latest Department for Education information



Most frequently asked questions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention