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Corona Virus (Covid-19)



Welcome to our page, which we hope will be a one-stop place to go for information regarding the possible impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on our school.

Please be assured that we are receiving daily updates from Public Health England and the DfE regarding this matter and we are following their guidelines.

School is currently closed for all pupils apart from those of Key Workers; those with EHCPs; those with a Social Worker and other vulnerable pupils. Where it is deemed in the best interests of the child, these pupils can attend school. 


If your child is in one of these categories and are not currently attending school we are happy to consider whether they would be better of at school rather than at home. Please contact Mrs Palmer if you would like to discuss this possibility.


From Monday 1st June we will also be admitting pupils in Year 6; Year 1; Reception. Please see our updated Risk Assessment.


Free School Meal Entitlement

If you are entitled to free school meals we have arranged a £15 a week supermarket vouchers to be available.If you have not received your voucher please contact Mrs palmer.


If you have not previously registered for FSM and think you are entitled please contact us asap.


You may be entitled if you receive an of the following benefits

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)



Symptoms of coronavirus


The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough

  • a high temperature

  • loss or change to your sense of taste or smell

but these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.


Department for Education Coronavirus helpline


On Monday 3rd March the DfE launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The following websites may be of help:



The government Website:


The DfE website:


NHS England:





Please see below our Coronavirus Risk Assessment