Parent Protocols - September 2020

Updated: Sep 11

To ensure the safety of students, staff and the community there will be protocols in place from September that must be followed.  The following are key protocols that I would ask you to ensure are adhered to.


  • Students should not make the journey to school if they have had symptoms of coronavirus within the last ten days, or if a member of their household has shown symptoms of coronavirus within the last 14 days.

  • Students should attempt to maintain the appropriate social distancing guidelines when travelling to and from school with people with whom they have not been self isolating.

  • Students should try and avoid public transport as well as the Scholars bus services wherever possible, and find alternative methods of travel to and from school.

  • The scholars will be running with a reduced number of spaces due to government guidelines. It is advisable to wear facial coverings and have the exact fare for travel.

  • If using public transport, they must wear a face covering and have the exact fare for their journey.

  • If your child is brought into school by private car:

  • No drop offs or pick ups are permitted on school site, other than for Blue Badge holders.

  • Students should only be in a car with people with whom they have been self isolating.

  • Parents and carers must not leave the car. Please just drop off and pick up your child, ensuring that they observe social distancing as they leave and enter your car.

  • Parent/carers should not enter the building.

  • Parent/carer contact with school must be by telephone or email during this period.

  • Parent/carer visits are by appointment only, are only when essential and are with only one parent/carer wherever possible.

  • School will be closed to all visitors until further notice unless invited in by school staff.


  • In line with government guidance, facial coverings are not recommended for use by students within educational settings at this time.

  • Students must wash their hands thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds, before leaving the house.

  • Students should bring a pack of disposable tissues to school and, where possible, hand sanitiser to supplement their hand washing.


  • Uniform must be worn as normal. It has been advised that it does not need to be washed on a daily basis, but more regular washing is advisable.

  • Students must arrive at school with their own stationery equipment (pen, spare pen, pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler, calculator) as no stationery will be made available.

  • School bags are allowed to carry school equipment.

  • Students will continue to keep their own books and folders, although unnecessary sharing should be avoided.


  • Any student who deliberately or routinely breaches the student protocols will be dealt with as outlined in the behaviour policy. This will be taken extremely seriously.

  • The behaviour policy remains in place.


  • If any student displays any symptoms linked to Covid-19 they will be isolated until an adult from their household can be contacted to collect them.

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