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COVID-19 Information



We are busy making plans to welcome all children back to school in September. A thorough risk assessment has been carried out (please see below) and we will be putting in place a range of measures to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. The measures include:


1.Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
2.Cleaning hands thoroughly more often than usual
3.Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the catch it, bin it, kill it approach.
4.Introducing enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach
5.Minimising contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
6.Where necessary, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


Number 1 to 4 must be in place in all schools, all the time.

Number 5 must be properly considered and schools must put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.

Number 6 applies in specific circumstances. 



7. Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process

8. Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID 19) amongst the school community

9. Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice


Numbers 7 to 9 must be followed in every case where they are relevant.

Risk Assessment - Full re-opening in September 2020

Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.

Help to prepare children to return to school by showing them this youtube video. 

It's been a long time since many children last came to school so for some, it might be a worrying time. Try to talk about school positively with your child. Staff are really looking forward to welcoming more children back to school and there will be lots of familiar faces around to help settle the children back in. 

Returning to school

Find out more about returning to school in Warwickshire

Parent Guidelines


As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing. The government now say that the scientific evidence says that it is safe to begin a gradual re-opening of schools from June 1st. We have carried out a risk assessment in our school and we have implemented a range of measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to children, families and staff. Some of the ways school will be organised differently include:

  • Cleaning hands more often than usual.
  • Teaching children to catch it, bin it, kill it.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces throughout the day and deep clean each night.
  • Smaller groups of 15 children with 1 or two adults.
  • Children and adults will stay in the same groups every day.
  • Groups will stay in the same room.
  • We will teach children how to stay safe.
  • Staggered breaks, start and end times so that groups don’t come into contact.
  • Reduced movement around school – children will remain in their classes for assemblies and lunch.
  • Reduced number of resources and reconfigure classrooms.
  • Staggered entry into school and exits with parents being asked to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
  • If parents need to speak to a teacher then contact will be made over the phone.
  • More outdoor learning.


Due to limited space and staffing, we will initially be opening to the following groups:

1) Children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils

2) Nursery children

3) Reception children


Please do not bring your child into school unless you have already spoken to a member of the office staff to book your child a school place. We must prepare the correct staffing levels, equipment and class sizes before we can accept any children into school. 




School status


Open to the children of key workers and vulnerable children. 

Open to nursery school.

Open to reception age children. 

Please contact school if you would like to take up a school place. Wherever possible, we will arrange a suitable start date for your child. 


If you require further information please contact the school office on: 024 7638 6101

open between 8.30am and 3.30pm 


If you would like to discuss any safeguarding concerns or issues please contact the school office on 024 7638 6101 and ask to speak to the duty DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead). There is always one DSL on duty in school. A list of DSLs can be found below:

 Mrs Rachel Horton (Head teacher)

 Miss Emma Boulstridge (Deputy head teacher) 

 Miss Carole Millerchip (Learning Mentor) 

Advice for Keyworkers
Government Guidance COVID-19

How to Support your Child's Well-being


RISE Primary Mental Health support


Parent and carers can book a one off consultation with a specialist primary mental health clinician where advice and strategies can be given.  This will be via telephone contact for the time being. This can be accessed by emailing or calling the following number 07917504682 to book. 


Keeping Emotionally Well During Difficult Times

CW RISE Supportline


For urgent support for mental health for children and young people, please call the 24/7 CW RISE supportline: Children's Crisis Team at Whitestone on 02476641799 between 8am and 8pm.

Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme


The Warwickshire local welfare scheme helps our most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis when they have no other means of help.

Supporting Children and Young People Through Bereavement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus: A Book for Children


A child friendly book explaining what Coronavirus is and why there have been so many changes in our lives.

Domestic Violence Support