Health Advice for Parents
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Coronavirus: COVID-19
March 2020 (updated Friday 3 July 2020)
I am writing to confirm the school's position as a result of growing public concern in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The school remains open at this time for the children of key workers, for identified and vulnerable learners as well as for members of staff. In addition we have offered wider opening using government guidance. This has been limited due to the size of the school. As the advice changes from the Government this may change and further information will be given.
For anyone looking for information about the symptoms of the virus and how to prevent the spread of the infection please refer to:
All necessary measures are being taken in school to protect learners and staff at this time. I am requesting that anyone with a temperature or a new persistent cough does not attend school to minimise the risk of infection. If anyone requires further information please contact the school 01724 842960.
Free School Meals
If your child would usually receive free school meals, we are pleased to inform you that the Local Authority is providing a doorstep food parcel service every Thursday. A food parcel will be delivered to your home address.
Revised School Office Hours
The school office will be open from 8.00 am to 4.15 pm (Monday to Friday) until further notice (arrangements in place since Monday 23 March 2020).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) related documents and links
St Hugh's School COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy (March 2020)
School Complaints Procedures: Guidance for Schools (updated 9.4.20)
COVID-19 Guidance for the full opening of schools from September 2020 (2.7.20) - NEW ADVICE
COVID-19 Guidance for the full opening of special schools from September 2020 (2.7.20) - NEW ADVICE
This guidance for local-authority-maintained schools is about setting up or reviewing complaints procedures has been updated with information to the best practice guidance about handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Any student who has had an episode of sickness and diarrhoea must stay out of school for a period of at least 48 hours from the day on which the illness ended. Parents / carers have responsibility to keep transport updated.
Where a student is required to take medicine or tablets, school staff will give the medication at the appropriate time following our medicine in schools policy.
Parents are requested to complete a medication form as soon as possible once it is known that medicine or tablets are required to be administered in school. The form is available on request from the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Page updated: 3 July 2020