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Confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in the school setting

Dear Parents / Carers


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


We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This communication 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 school setting remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well   


Unless your child is showing symptoms there is no need for them to be absent from school, however, it has been suggested that they should take a PCR test if they have been in close contact with an individual that has tested positive. Positive cases have been found in the following classes: -


  • Butterworth Class ( year 2)
  • Blyton Class (year 3)
  • Browne Class (year 3) 
  • Baddiel Class (year 4)
  • Sachar Class (year 5)
  •   Tsang Class (year 5)


You can obtain a PCR test via Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK ( or by calling 119. 


When ordering a PCR test it is important to check the box (online) or tell 119 ‘I’ve been told to get a test by my health protection team’ and not ‘I’ve been told to get a test by my school or nursery’. Further guidance can be found at Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person - GOV.UK (


The school are currently reviewing it's current Covid-19 control measures with the local Health Protection Team and will share any changes with parents in due course.


Thank you. 


Mr J Manclark