• Please notify us as soon as possible if your child has had a positive Covid-19 test.
  • If your child has symptoms of Covid-19 they must isolate and book a PCR test immediately, then follow the advice you're given when you get the result.
  • Home LFD test kits must not be used to test a pupil with symptoms. A PCR negative test result is required before your child attends School.
  • If your child has other symptoms or is not feeling well, then stay away from school as you normally would if your child was unwell. We also advise that you seek a PCR test for your child - the virus is presenting in children with a variety of symptoms.
  • Anyone who has previously received a positive Covid-19 PCR test result should not be re-tested within 90 days of that test, unless they develop any new symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Continue with routine twice weekly LFT testing at home if your family is participating.
  • Consider participating in twice weekly LFT testing if your family has yet to participate.

Testing is a basic measure that remains vital to reducing transmission of the virus. If there has been a confirmed case of Covid19 in your child’s class, we strongly advise a PCR test for your child. 

If there is a confirmed case of Covid19 in your household, we again request that all children or siblings obtain a PCR test and share a negative result before attending School.

Updated notification of confirmed cases of Covid19 in the last 10 days are listed below by class. (last updated 11 November 2021)

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No confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. No action advised.

Dolphins Class

One confirmed Staff case of Covid19 reported. Staff who are close contacts have been advised to book a PCR test.

Seahorses Class

One staff member confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. Pupils / Staff advised to book PCR test

Sharks Class

No confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. No action advised

Bears Class

No confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. No action advised

Leopards Class

No confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. No action advised

Tigers Class

No confirmed cases of Covid19 reported. No action advised

Lions Class

 FIve pupil cases of Covid 19. Pupils advised to have PCR test


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What symptoms should I look out for in my child?

According to NHS England if your child shows signs of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature of 37.8 or above – 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

You need to use the 111 online service which you can access by clicking this link. 

We appreciate particularly at this time of year symptoms of allergies and other common illnesses and conditions could equally appear like symptoms of Covid-19. As we are not medically trained beyond paediatric first aid, we are not in a position to diagnose an allergy from Covid-19 and will therefore always opt to contact parents or carers to take their child home. That said, we will follow Public Health guidance.

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Child Friendly Support Booklets 

With the children returning to school we are very conscious that some children may be anxious about being back in school after such a long time away. They are really nicely written and illustrated and we feel help to explain things in a way that we can all understand. Please click on the link below to access them. 


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