Our school attendance officer is Linda Philpot.  

If you need to contact us regarding a child's attendance, to report an absence, or for any other general attendance queries please contact her directly:

Tel: 0115 9175959
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test
Suspected symptoms or positive test result:

Students, staff and other adults must follow public health advice.


Students, staff and other adults MUST self-isolate (stay at home):

  1. If they have any of suspected symptoms (new, continuous cough, temperature or loss of smell / taste) – and book a PCR test, preferably at a testing centre, even if they have had a negative lateral flow test result
  2. If they have received a positive lateral flow or PCR test result in the last 10 days
  3. If they have been directed to by Test and Trace

School must be informed as quickly as possible if someone cannot attend site for any of the reasons above. Out of school hours (evenings or weekends) please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Possible symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Cold symptoms
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Diarrhoea

If students, staff or adults have any of the symptoms above they should be aware that they may have coronavirus and should take regular lateral flow tests. Parents should make school aware so that we can carry out a brief risk assessment to decide whether the person can attend site if they are well enough. This will depend on current case numbers, likelihood of recent exposure to coronavirus, and whether the symptoms have other likely causes.

Household cases and close contacts
From 16th August, people who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 are not required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact or if someone in their household tests positive or develops symptoms. If they are contacted by Test and Trace and identified as a close contact they will be advised to have a PCR test but will not be required to self-isolate while they wait for the test result unless they develop symptoms.

Adults who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to self-isolate if there is a household case or they are identified as a close contact.

Anyone who has a household member with coronavirus or has had close contact with someone who has developed coronavirus MUST make school aware before attending site, and should have had a negative test result taken within 24 hours. We will carry out a short risk assessment to decide whether it is appropriate for the person to attend site in line with our public health duties. Where it is agreed that a student should not attend site due to the transmission risk, we will authorise the absence and ensure they can access learning remotely.

If a student or adult becomes unwell at school
If anyone in our school develops any suspected COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, we will send them home and ask that they follow public health advice. For everyone with symptoms, they should avoid using public transport and, wherever possible, be collected by a member of their family or household.

If a student or adult develops any possible coronavirus symptoms we will assess whether they are well enough to stay on site and whether it poses a risk to others for them to remain on site. Where possible and appropriate a lateral flow test may be offered on-site.

If a student is awaiting collection, they will be moved to the Quarantine Room where possible. A window will be opened for fresh air ventilation. Appropriate PPE will be used if close contact is necessary, using the guidance below. Any rooms they use will be cleaned after they have left.