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‘Let your light shine before others;
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)

Re-Opening for all children in September

We look forward to welcoming all children back to school in September.

On Friday 4th September:

  • Children in Year 7 will join us at 8:30am
  • Children in Year 11 will return at 9:00am 

On Monday 7th September:

  • Children in Year 8 and 9 will return at 8:30am
  • Children in Year 10 will return at 9:00am

The school Risk Assessment is summarised below and divided into Prevention and Response to Any Infection:


Minimise 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

Measures to stop persons coming into school with coronavirus symptoms

Restrictions of visitors coming into school

Clear systems to manage persons coming unwell during the school day

Appropriate PPE where appropriate

Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual

Gel cleaning at all entry points

Expectations included in staff handbook/ behaviour policy

Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach

Bins emptied regularly during the course of the school day

Behaviour policy and posters to reflect respiratory hygiene

Individual student risk assessment where appropriate 

Introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach

Cleaning rota to focus on frequently touched surfaces and multi-use spaces

All learning spaces issued with wipes/ hygiene resources

Personalised IT devices/ peripherals for staff

Strategy for contaminated waste and use of appropriate cleaning material

All doors to remain open at all times

Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible

All children/ tutor groups to be taught in base room for all class based lessons

Consistent classroom layout to distance between teacher and children (unnecessary furniture resources removed and stored centrally)

Staff to supervise transition to specialist classrooms

One way system implemented to support movement

Staggered start to school day and lunch and breaks

Interventions to happen within key stage bubbles

Clear marking/ feedback policy to reduce contact and maintain social distancing

Where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

PPE and training available


Response to any infection:

Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process

Designated lead

Strategy for communication

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

Suspected cases logged and followed up with families

Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice

Follow appropriate guidance

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