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Important Update from Mr Brennan

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been advised that there has been a single confirmed case of COVID-19 within Year 7.

Due to this information coming through over the weekend, we have collapsed the class while conducting our in-school track and trace system. Once all close contacts have been identified, we will request these students to stay at home for the recommended self-isolation period. The remainder of the class will be allowed to return.

Our academy remains open, and you should continue to send your child as usual if they are well. The safety of all our students is paramount in everything we do. I can reassure you we are following the guidance from Public Health England to ensure that we are taking all the necessary precautions, including social distancing, face-coverings in communal spaces and increased hygiene and cleaning protocols to help limit any spread of the virus.

I will continue to regularly update you on the situation that we are currently facing.

It is important to remember that if your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must get a test immediately and self-isolate. This means your child must not leave the house during this time and not have contact with anyone outside your household. Your child must not attend school unless they have received a negative test, or they are feeling well after their period of self-isolation.

If you would like to see the measures that we are taking in the academy you can do so from our Covid-19 Measures Information video at

I have again attached the Public Health England guidance separately in the event that your child develops any symptoms. Please stay safe and should you wish to contact me over any concerns please do not hesitate.

Yours sincerely


N Brennan

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at:

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.



The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are the recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the website at If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.


How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


Further Information

Further information is available at