COVID-19 Pandemic Updates and Guidance

Mass Testing

Risk Assessment

COVID19 Testing Centre

The school has been working hard to set up a COVID testing facility in-line with government requirements. The Testing Centre is now up and running and we are being asked to test all staff and students who are currently coming into school, on a weekly basis.
Staff have volunteered to take part in setting up the testing center and have worked so hard to get this up and running.  Our staff have undertaken the NHS training for all key roles needed to implement the Testing Centre and we have undergone a Quality Assurance check from the Local Authority, as well as a Health and Safety Check.
'Working together we have realised our potential with pride, ambition and positivity.'

Critical Workers

If you are eligible as a critical worker, and are unable to keep your child at home, please request a place using the email address stating your child’s name and form. Your place will be confirmed via email as soon as possible. Please ensure that your child is in full school uniform when attending this provision. 

Free School Meals Vouchers

Dear Parents/Carers,
We are delighted to inform you that we will be issuing vouchers to the parents/carers of children who are entitled to free school meals from week beginning 18th January. As we are working with the government to set this scheme up, you will receive the voucher towards the end of the week. For those of you who have ordered food hampers this week, these will still be available to you on Monday 18th January. Moving forward, from Monday 25th January, we will be solely using  the government voucher scheme for children entitled to free school meals.
Mrs D. Burke
Deputy Headteacher

Food Hampers - to those eligible to receive free school meals

DfE Website
Dear parents and Carers
We currently outsource this service to an external provider and review the quality of this provision regularly. Please follow the attached links relating to the government advice for food parcels and if you have any concerns or questions or if the parcel you receive does not match the criteria published then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you would like a 5 day food hamper for your child, please inform school by no later than 12.00p.m. each Friday on 01928 564106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The hampers can be collected between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. each Monday. Hampers will be in place until further notice so please advise the school if you would like this to be ongoing for your child/children.
Please wear a face mask when entering the school building. If your child is COVID positive and you cannot collect the hamper, please inform the school and alternative arrangements will be made.

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