Covid-19 - information for families
From September 2021, the majority of Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted in line with 'step 4' of the government's road map. A letter to families providing details of arrangements for September 2021 can be found here.
This page provides information about the school's ongoing efforts to protect children, staff and families from the virus.
Latest Information About Positive Cases
With rules about self-isolation now having changed, it is far less likely that classes or year groups will be closed due to contact with a positive case or cases. This section of the site will now only be populated if any significant additional measures need to be employed, on a temporary basis, in response to rising infection rates within the school community.
If you are from a news organisation and are seeking a comment about cases within the school, please contact the Strategic Communications Team in South Gloucestershire LA who represent us. They can be contacted on: 01454 863200 or by email: StrategicCommunications@southglos.gov.uk
Each school is required to produce a risk assessment to show how we are managing the risk posed by Covid-19 whilst re-opening to the site to pupils and families.
Visit our Home-Learning page for an overview of our school's offer. This explains what support and resources each year group can expect to receive during any period of closure. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PAGE
Lateral Flow Testing of Staff
Our whole staff team (including cooks and cleaners) now test themselves twice a week for Covid-19 using a lateral flow test which is supplied to us by the DfE. To find out more about this additional safety mechanism, please read the letter below which was sent to all families.
What you can do to help …
Whilst many of the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, it is important to note that your child should not attend school if they have any of the three main symptoms. If your child displays these symptoms whilst in school then we will ask you to collect them and arrange a PCR test.
There are many ways which you can help to keep your child, your family and our staff team safe. The most important of these is to know the symptoms of Coronavirus and respond appropriately and immediately if your child or any member of your family (or someone you have been in contact with) displays these symptoms. The links below are designed to support you with this.
What if my child develops Coronavirus symptoms?
You must inform us as quickly as possible, keep your child at home and arrange to get them tested. You can book a test via the online booking portal:
What if my child's test is negative?
Your child can return to school but we would ask that you let us know that you have received a negative result.
What if my child's test is positive?
You must inform us immediately. On weekends, please contact us through the School Gateway and call the office first thing Monday morning. You should speak with 'Track and Trace' who will advise you as to the end date for your child's isolation period.
What if someone in my child's class tests positive?
Close contacts (under age 18 years) or people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to isolate. Your child can continue coming into school if they are a contact of someone who tests positive. Contract tracing is now in the hands of 'Track and Trace' and it is they, rather than the school, who would contact you if any further action was required.