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School Closure and Coronavirus Information

Latest Update from the Headteacher

Provision from Tuesday April 14th 

Next term (from April 14th) school will continue to be open to the children of key workers and a small number of invited vulnerable students only.  We have already made contact with our invited vulnerable students. (See key worker letter below for more information.) 

Follow the Measures - Stay Safe

As you will be aware, on Monday 20th March, the Prime Minister announced a number of strict measures requiring people to stay at home except for a small number of exceptions. 

We should follow these directions to the letter and only leave their home for:

  • Shopping for necessities (food and medicine) as infrequent as possible
  • One form of exercise a day alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These measures, which will be in place until further notice, are essential to slowing the spread of the virus and ensuring our NHS is not overwhelmed.

Government advice is constantly changing in response to the pandemic. All the latest guidance on social distancing, self-isolation, hand hygiene and more can be assessed via:

Bolton Council Website

Government Website 

Key Worker Information

There is now clear government guidance regarding who will be classified as a "key worker".  Please read the document below.  All other information you can view in the Headteachers Letter.

Provision for Key Workers - Headteacher Letter - 27th March 2020

Additional Information regarding Key Workers - 20th March 2020

Headteacher Letter - 19th March 2020

Free Schools Meals

Students entitled to Free School Meals can collect a grab bag from school this week (23rd - 27th March)

Arrangements are being put in place to ensure that pupils who are eligible for free school meals continue to receive their entitlement. In the next few days, we will communicate arrangements for the voucher scheme that we intend to operate.

Other  Information and Guidance

Government and NHS/Public Health advice in relation to COVID-19 for educational establishments.

Information is updated regularly and if there is anything additional that parents/carers need to know then we will communicate this as soon as possible.

Please follow the links below for the latest advice:

Latest Department for Education Advice

Public Health - Advice on how you can help - Personal Hygiene

Stay at Home Guidance

Latest Government Information regarding the Summer Examinations

NHS Bolton have also published some useful guides - follow the links below:

Health and Well-being Challenges for Secondary Pupils

Parent/Carer Home-School Survival Toolkit

Young People - Health Support

Parent/Carer Health Support

You can also keep up-to-date by following the Department for Education and NHS social media pages

Twitter - Department for Education

Twitter - NHS

Facebook - Department for Education

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline  

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now 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

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)