Latest Updates on COVID-19

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find the Latest Updates on COVID-19 from Miss O’Leary, Acting Headteacher, below.

School Update from Miss O’Leary ( – Friday 20th March 2020 (PM)

The Government have published the following guidance on the cancelled GCSE, AS and A Level examinations –

The Government have revealed further details for the exams which have been cancelled to fight the spread of Coronavirus –

Please find the letter from Mr Sean McClafferty, CEO of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, regarding Key Workers below:

School Update from Miss O’Leary ( – Thursday 19th March 2020 (PM)

Please be advised that school will be closed for Years 7, 8 and 9 tomorrow.

We aim to deliver the timetable in school as normal tomorrow for
all other groups – for Years 10, 11 and 13.


Letter from Miss O’Leary has been published on the school website on the following link:

School Update from Miss O’Leary ( – Wednesday 18th March 2020 (PM)

We have made the decision to continue to keep the school closed for Years 9 and 10 tomorrow.

We aim to deliver the timetable in school as normal tomorrow for all other groups – for Years 7, 8, 11 and 13.

Following the Government announcement this evening that all schools will close from Friday we will publish further updates very shortly.

School Update from Miss O’Leary ( – Wednesday 18th March 2020 (AM)

Thank you to all parents/carers, students and our staff for their understanding of the difficult decision we have made to partially close the school. Please be reassured that we have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the school and that staff absence is due to the updated Government advice given yesterday about people with underlying conditions keeping social distance as a precautionary measure.

We aim to keep school open to as many students as we can in line with the Government direction and have therefore prioritised our students taking GCSE and A LEVEL examinations this year and our youngest students. We will keep you updated every day as to further guidance issued.

I would like to thank you for your continued support and send my best wishes to you and your family.

School Update from Miss O’Leary ( – Tuesday 17th March 2020

Following the Government guidance on self isolation last night, we have a significant number of staff who will be absent from work for the next 14 days. Regrettably, this leaves us in a position where we are unable to operate as normal for all year groups and keep students and staff safe.

Having carefully considered the options, we have taken the decision to close to Years 9 and 10 from Wednesday 18th March. If your child is in Years 7, 8, 11 or 13 they should attend as normal. We will have a much reduced catering offer but there will be a range of food available to students. Work will be set for all students and this can be accessed on Firefly or directly from the school website. If you have any problems accessing Firefly please email 

We will review the partial closure on Wednesday evening and will update all parents and carers accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope that you and your families stay safe during these unprecedented times.

From tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March), we will also be providing school resources and work for Pupils on the following SharePoint Area.

Current Government Guidance on COVID 19:

Letter from Miss O’Leary (16th March 2020):

The above letter details information about the current situation, protective measures to protect Pupils and Staff, actions needed from Parents, and what happens if the school has to close.

Following the latest Government advice released on 16.3.20 and shared via Firefly, we would like to remind parents that;

  • Children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend school as normal
  • If children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.