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Junior School

Covid 19

Reducing the risk of transmission in our school

We have completed a full risk assessment and have put into place a number of controls to help reduce the risk of transmission in our school. 

These measures include:

  • year group bubbles

  • designated seating for pupils

  • designated isolation room

  • reduced movement around the school building 

  • thorough cleaning of the school building and resources

  • additional hand sanitising and hand washing facilities

  • staggered start and finish times

  • one way systems

  • allocated toilet facilities for bubbles

  • allocated hand washing facilities for bubble

  • signage promoting social distancing

We have fully considered and implemented the guidance from the Department for Education: guidance for full school opening, Public Health England Covid-19 Early Outbreak Management, Covid-19 cleaning of non-healthcare settings outside the home and Safe working in education, childcare and children's social care. We continue to keep up to date with the latest government guidance and will implement this as it is received.

Recognising the symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • 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

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

For clinical  advice you can contact the NHS 111 Covid 19 website at

To Book a test please visit

If you have difficulty obtaining a test via the website you can call the NHS coronavirus helpline on 119.

Advice for parents

Please click here to view our Information for Parents regarding suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

What if my child is unwell?

If your child is showing any one of the main symptoms of coronavirus.

A high temperature – this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back, a new, continuous cough or a  loss of, or change in, their normal sense of smell or taste 

Do not send your child to school and do not come to school yourself, nor send anyone from your household

  • Follow the government instructions on guidance for households Covid-19 stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus covid-19 infection

  • Inform the school office straight away

  • Your child and household must self-isolate and book a test for your child

  • Inform the school immediately if the test result is positive

  • If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible.

  • Your household should stay at home for 10 days or until you get the result of the test.

Your child can return to school when the test result for your child comes back negative and no one in the household has symptoms.

What if another member of the household has symptoms of coronavirus?

If a member of your household displays any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, all other household members need to stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days.

Please click here to view the GLF flow chart regarding suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Taking into account the government’s advice and the need to balance the ongoing risks of Covid-19 against the importance of children returning to school, the Trust has agreed three key objectives to guide our planning:

Risk Assessment

Below, we have provided a document which shows what support is available for parents/carers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Staggered Drop off and Collection Times

We have implemented staggered start and finish times for different year groups to enable social distancing and reduce the numbers of people needing to access the school at key times. We ask that all members of the community adhere to social distancing while dropping off or collecting pupils. 

We ask families to adhere to their allotted time slot wherever possible to ease congestion. 

Other information for parents/carers

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium Plan 

Remote Learning Plan

Financial Support

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

Family Well being Pack from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust