This page will be updated as required. Up to risk assessments, letters and reports can be found in the attachments at the bottom of the page. 

Following government guidance all schools in England opened for the Autumn Term, 2020. Using detailed government guidance, the school created and implemented a risk assessment to ensure children were able to return to school as safely as possible. 

Guidance for Full Opening: Schools

It is our plan that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.

This guidance is intended to support schools, both mainstream and alternative provision, to prepare for this. It applies to primary, secondary (including sixth forms), infant, junior, middle, upper, school-based nurseries and boarding schools. We expect independent schools to follow the control measures set out in this document in the same way as state-funded schools. The guidance also covers expectations for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), including those with education, health and care plans, in mainstream schools.

Separate guidance is available for early years, further education colleges and for special schools.

This guidance is in 5 sections. The first section sets out the actions school leaders should take to minimise the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their school. This is public health advice, endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).

The rest of the guidance is focused on how the Department for Education (DfE) expects schools to operate in this new context. This includes:

  • school operations
  • curriculum, behaviour and pastoral support
  • assessment and accountability
  • contingency planning to provide continuity of education in the case of a local outbreak