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Covid-19 reporting & procedures reminder sent to Parents/ Carers by email 30 June 2021

Following the positive Covid-19 case in school this week we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Covid-19 reporting process in school and the current Pupil Medication, Illness & Absence Procedures.

Pupil displaying symptoms or having a Positive Covid Test?

Should anyone receive news of a positive test result for a pupil, even if not currently attending school, please do contact school. During the school week, between 8.30am and 4pm please call the school office on 01904 552225. Outside of these times (including school holidays, evenings and weekends) please email here straight away:

This will enable us to identify anyone in school who is classed as a contact as soon as possible ensuring we continue to contain the spread of the virus. The school email address is monitored out of school hours. Please do not contact teachers directly with this information as we can not guarantee their emails will be monitored outside of school hours.

We will only contact you if we need to inform you of cases that will affect you – we will not inform parents if there are no contacts for any positive tests.

Also, if a pupil displays symptoms of Covid-19 we would be grateful if you could inform us at your earliest convenience.  During the school week, between 8.30am and 4pm please call the school office on 01904 552225. Outside of these times (including school holidays, evenings and weekends) please email here straight away:

You will also need to  book a Covid-19 PCR test as soon as possible. Here is the link to book a test:


Lateral Flow Test or PCR Test?

Following government advice:

  • Lateral flow tests are used by secondary school pupils and adults who work or volunteer in schools twice weekly when a person has no symptoms/ is asymptomatic.
  • A PCR Test should be performed when anyone (irrespective of age) has symptoms/ is symptomatic- please see the link above if you need to book a test.


Pupil Medication, Illness & Absence Procedures

It will be vital for school that anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 is not in school.  If in doubt, please do not send you child in. 

  • Any child who is having/ requires calpol/ junior paracetamol or ibuprofen should not attend school.
  • If a child shows any Covid-19 symptoms or becomes unwell at school we will contact registered emergency contacts for the child in agreed priority order, if deemed necessary we will isolate the child and the staff member caring for the child may be required to wear PPE
  • If someone in your household or support/childcare bubble is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 (persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste/smell) they should be self-isolating along with their household/childcare/support bubble for 10 days. They should also arrange for a coronavirus test:
  • a new, continuous cough means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • If someone in your household/support/childcare bubble has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 they must self-isolate for 10 days, if they do not have symptoms other household/support/childcare bubble members do not need to self-isolate
  • If your child develops symptoms or is self-isolating as part of a household/support/childcare bubble please contact the school office as soon as possible (tel: 01904 552225; email: )
  • If your child is expected to be in school but is going to be late or is unable to attend please call the office, if we do not hear anything we will make a courtesy call to the registered emergency contacts to establish the whereabouts of the child.
  • For more information on this, please follow the government guidance:
  • If your child needs an inhaler in school please ensure you send it into school with a completed consent form (available on the school website in a ziplock bag, they will need to be able to self-administer under supervision.
  • Wherever possible administer any other medicines at home, please do not bring them into school. If it is health critical that your child needs to have medicine kept in school (for example antihistamine for severe allergies) please complete a consent form (available on the school website, place it together with the medicine in a sealed envelope and drop it off at the school office.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need any further clarification.