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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To help keep you informed regarding the measures we are taking as a school in response to the Coronavirus, we have created this Question and Answer area on the school website.


Is the school closing?

The school will be closed for most children from Monday 23rd March until further notice. 

The school will only be open for certain children and the children of key workers from this date.

Key Workers

The government has now issued guidance regarding which children may need to attend school from the 23rd March.

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.  And every child who can be safely care for at home should be. 

Please click on the link to see which jobs fall within the 'critical sectors' as determined by the government - 

When will the school reopen?

The school will be closed for the foreseeable future to most children as directed by the government.  We will inform parents as soon as we are instructed to reopen the school to all pupils.    


What work should my child do when the school is shut?

Children have been provided with a pencil and a workbook which they should use to record the work they complete at home.    Work is posted on the school website in the Pupil Zone, Hamstel at Home which the children should complete in their workbooks. 

There is a timetable at the front of the children's workbooks to help them plan their day.  


Will the residential trips still take place?

Unfortunately the residential trips for years 5 and 6 will have been cancelled for the summer term.  Parents will receive a full refund in due course. 

Year 6 SATs and the year 4 Multiplication Check (MTC)

The national tests for children in year 6 and year 4 will no longer take place. 

If you have any questions about COVID-19 related to
education, you can contact the government helpline:

Phone:   0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)