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Coronavirus Update

Re: COVID-19 UPDATE – with effect from 5 JANUARY 2021   


School is closed to the vast majority of children. Children classed as vulnerable, with an EHCP or a social worker, and children of critical workers may attend.


Amended guidance on Critical Workers

Please be aware that the DfE released amended guidance on 8th January:


Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors. Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required, but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can.


We would urge all critical worker parents to keep their children at home if they are able to do so. Doing so will help to protect staff, their families and of course your own families. 


Government advice states that children who have the following conditions should NOT be in school; please note, this applies to ALL children, including those of key workers:  


  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary; disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis;   

  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure;   

  • chronic kidney disease;   

  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis;   

  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy;   

  • diabetes;   

  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed;   

  • a weakened immune system, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy;   

  • being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above) 99th centile for children.   

If as a parent you feel you are classed as a critical worker and you require a ‘critical worker place’ for your child in school, please complete the form below: 



There will be no breakfast club or extra-curricular activities during this period. 

Free School meals during partial school closure

All children entitled to benefits related Free School Meals will receive a daily meal during this current school closure.


Children accessing Remote Learning from home

Week beginning 11th January, parents will receive a £15 voucher. For the two weeks beginning 18th January, food hampers will be delivered. From 1st February £15 weekly vouchers will resume.


Children accessing learning in school

Children will receive a cooked school meal each day. There will be a choice of 3 options. 

Please click on the link below for further information from the Department for Education regarding opening schools from 1st September.