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    From Monday 23rd March 2020 the school will be closed to students indefinitely

    From Tuesday 24th March 2020 the school will reopen for the children of identified Key Workers who have made arrangements with us as detailed in the Supervision of Children of Key Workers letter from the headteacher (this requires an urgent response).

    Children should come in their own clothes, and bring their own lunch and beverages. Lunch will be provided as usual for those students entitled to Free School Meals.

    Children must stay home and self-isolate if they, or someone in their household, is displaying symptoms of coronavirus.

    Parents/Carers will be responsible for the transportation of their child(ren). Please note, the 701 and 703 school buses will not be operating.

    Reception will open as normal: Monday – Thursday:  8.00am – 4.00pm | Friday : 8.00am – 3.30pm.

    If someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Your child must stay at home for 14 days if they or someone in the household has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):

    • a high temperature – they feel hot to touch on chest or back
    • a new, continuous cough – this means they’ve started coughing repeatedly

    Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them your child is staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if your child is staying at home.

    Absences should be reported to school in the normal way by telephoning 01902 368796 extension 3701 / 3702.

    Likewise, if you have symptoms yourself please follow the same advice and do not visit the school.

    For more advice please see the NHS website.

    How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus


    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
    • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
    • only travel on public transport if you need to
    • work from home, if you can
    • avoid social activities, such as going to restaurants, theatres and cinemas
    • avoid events with large groups of people
    • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services


    • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
    • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

    Useful downloads and links

      ICT Support Guides


      DfE guidance to parents on closure of educational settings

      NHS coronavirus website

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      Mrs S Bowen is the Headteacher of St Thomas More Catholic School.