3 April 2020 - Letter from the Headteacher for Year 11 parents/carers
3 April 2020 - Letter from the Headteacher for all parents/carers
24 March 2020 - Update for parents/carers whose child is eligible for Free School Meals
We are in consultation with Leeds Catering to provide pack lunches for collection in more convenient locations (hub schools) around the city. If you would like to use this service please contact school by 9am on Wednesday 25 March 2020. Please email email@example.com.
23 March 2020 - Prime Minister Statement
Following this evening's statement (23 March 2020, 8.30pm) by the Prime Minister, we are again reiterating that parents/carers should avoid sending students into school wherever possible for their own safety and the safety of our staff and community.
23 March 2020 - Letter from Director of Children and Families (Leeds City Council)
23 March 2020 - Letter from the Headteacher - GCSE update
20 March 2020 - Letter from the Headteacher
18 March 2020 - School Closure Update
The following link is a message from the Headteacher regarding the Government instructions on the evening of Wednesday 18th March
18 March 2020 - Partial school closure Thursday 19th and Friday 20th for Year 8 and Year 9
The following link is a message from the Headteacher regarding arrangements for the partial school closure Thursday 19th and Friday 20th for Year 8 and Year 9
17 March 2020 - New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
· if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
· if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
· for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
· A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
· A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
16 March 2020 - Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.
What you need to know:
· staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
· if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
· clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
· supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues
The updated guidance can be found here:
Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.