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COVID-19 Updates


If your child or anyone in your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms they MUST stay at home. Please  report their absence in the correct way and arrange for them to have a COVID-19 test

Government Guidance 

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:Staying alert and safe | Healthwatch Richmond

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Further guidance on what you can and can't do can be found at:

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you have symptoms:Dorset HealthCare :: COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test now

Do not leave home for at least 10 days after your test.

Find out more about COVID-19 testing and how long to isolate at:










COVID-19 School Procedures

Feedback Form - COVID-19 safety measures

Your feedback is essential to our planning around COVID-19 safety measures. 

Please use the feedback form below for all comments and questions relating to school safety procedures.








Responses to feedback:

To following Questions & Answers Bulletins have been compiled using common themes taken from the Back To School Feedback Form. This is where we are collating all comments and questions relating to school safety procedures.

Arrangements for returning to school (Autumn Term 2020)

Update: 20 October

To following Questions & Answers Bulletin has been compiled using common themes taken from the Back To School Feedback FormThis is where we are collating all comments and questions relating to school safety procedures.

COVID-19 Q&A BULLETIN: w/c 19 October 2020 (PDF)

Update: 16 October

From Monday 19 October students and staff will be expected to wear face masks at specific times of the school day.

Students will be expected to wear a face mask:

  • as they arrive into school and as they walk into their ‘designated bubble area’
  • as they walk inside the buildings from one area of the school to another
  • on the corridors
  • if moving around an indoor classroom
  • if in an indoor social area when not eating
  • as they use the toilet facilities

Further details are included in the following letter which parents & carers are urged to read:

LETTER: Introduction of face masks from 19 October (PDF)

Update: 7 October

Below is a quick tutorial on how students can access a Teams lesson via the ClassCharts app (mobile). 

Update: 6 October

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Students travelling on school buses and local service buses must keep their masks on throughout the journey (unless exempt) and follow the rules below. Failure to do so may result in refusal of travel.

Update: 29 September

A temporary change to our uniform policy will be in effect from Monday 5 October. Students will be permitted to wear a plain navy or black v-neck jumper under their blazer. This is to ensure they are not too cold when in classrooms which must be kept well ventilated. Please read the following letter for details.

LETTER: Temporary amendment to uniform (PDF)

Students' online work

If students are not in school for any reason and to supplement any remote learning that may be provided over this school year, students can use these learning links.

UPDATE: 16 September 2020

LETTER: School Update – Important information and reminders (16 Sept 2020)

Please read the above letter updating parents and carers of important information relating to COVID-19 school safety measures.

FLOWCHART: Do you have symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 Q&A BULLETIN: w/c 14 September 2020

Update: 7 September 2020

LETTER: Arrangements for returning to school - September 2020 (PDF) 

The above letter gives details of the arrangements for school opening. We urge parents and students to read this information carefully as it covers:

  • transport
  • arrivals & departures
  • catering
  • equipment
  • uniform
  • pastoral arrangements
  • behaviour expectations 

Useful Documents:

The School Day - September 2020 (PDF)

Entrances & Exits Map - September 2020 (PDF)

School Map - September 2020 (PDF)

Bus Timetable - September 2020 (PDF)

Face masks / coverings in school (September 2020)

Please read the following letter from the Head which confirms our current position on face masks / coverings.

LETTER: Face masks / coverings in school – Updated guidance

COVID-19 Updates - Archive

All previous COVID-19 communication can be found at:

Please be aware that this has been a fast-moving situation and that health information in these letters may be out-of-date. You should always check the Government website for the latest advice.