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Covid-19 Information & Advice

Please also see our Home page for Latest News published which includes some of our earlier communications and our Home Learning information pack. Stay safe!

The information below has been provided directly to us from

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to do

Click here for further advice on: What you need to do

Stay at home!

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • If you go out, stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Do not meet others, even friends or family

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms!

Helpline & Hygiene Advice

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

Handwashing advice

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:

Closure of Educational Settings

How can I support my child's learning at home during this time?

Nursery Aged Children (2-4)

Guidance on helping children aged 2 to 4 learn at home can be found here:

Primary School Age Children (4-11)

Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:

Special Needs Children

Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:




Can I still contact the school?

Mostly, the Teaching staff and some support staff are working from home but our mailbox continues to be monitored should you wish to email us: