Dear Parents,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

The year group bubble who may have been affected have been asked to self-isolate at home and provided with home learning to follow.

The school remains open to Years 8-13 and as long as your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at NHS check if you have coronavirus symptoms or by phoning 111.

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via the following link: NHS ask for a coronavirus test.

If your child develops symptoms, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days, this includes brothers and sisters who live with your child.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

If someone else in your household develops symptoms, all members of the household must stay at home (including children).

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able to, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please call the school and advise the attendance team if your child or someone else in your household develops symptoms.  0121 566 6444

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19 


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • 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

Further Information


Yours sincerely

Andrew Bate


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