All children must attend school unless they are ill.
From 16th August 2021, children under 18 (or double-vaccinated adults) do not need to self-isolate or miss school if a member of their household or a contact has Covid
Instead they will need to book a PCR test but can continue coming to school so long as they have no symptoms and the test result is negative
If your child develops Covid symptoms at home, they should stay at home and book a PCR test not a lateral flow test (LFT)
If your child develops Covid symptoms at school, they will be sent home and you should book them a PCR test
If your child tests positive for Covid, they will need to self-isolate. The rest of the household does not need to self-isolate if they are under 18 or fully vaccinated - but instead should book a PCR test.
When will the school day start and end?
1 - Nursery Gate
1 - Nursery Gate
please see timings in the starter pack
Parents may also use Entrance 3 (back gate) to drop off or collect children. Note that Entrance 1 is the car park drive. Entrance 2 is the playground drive.
What are the three main symptoms of Covid-19?
New dry, persistent cough
Change or loss of sense of taste/smell
What should I do if my child develops symptoms?
If your child develops one or more symptoms, we ask that you keep your child at home and book a PCR test. Please inform the school office.
If your child has a test and it comes back negative, they may return to school as soon as they feel well enough.
If your child has a test and it comes back positive, they must complete their ten day isolation .Your child may access home-learningfrom the school website. Please inform school should you need to borrow a laptop.
You can find information about these symptoms, how to get a test and what to do next from the NHS and Government. You may also phone NHS 111.
It is really important that you inform school about the symptoms they are experiencing, when these started, the outcome of any test and where you think they may have caught it (transmission).
What will happen if my child develops symptoms whilst at school?
If your child develops one or more of these symptoms whilst at school we will ring you and ask you to collect them. We will advise you to seek a test and follow government isolation guidance.
Your child may access home-learning from the school website. Please inform school should you need to borrow a laptop.
It is really important that you inform school as to the outcome of any test.
Will isolation due to Covid-19 affect my child's attendance?
Absence from school related to Covid-19 isolation will not affect your child's attendance. However, you must inform school as to the reason for absence and keep school informed as to whether children are symptomatic, awaiting a test and the result of any test taken.
How can my child access learning if they are isolating?
Home-learning guidance for each year group may be accessed from the "home-learning" menu tab of the main website. This includes links to the National Oak Academy. You may email any work undertaken to school for teachers to provide feedback. Please ensure you include your child's name and class in the subject line. Home-learning should be sent to the relevant year group email which can be found on the home-learning page.
If you have limited or no access to IT equipment, please contact the school office.
Kingsway's full Contingency Plan may be accessed from here. A simplified version is also given below.