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DfE advice about Coronavirus

School Closure Announcement

School will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice for all but the must vulnerable children and those who have a parent who is defined as a critical worker, where required. 

On the 2nd March 2020, the Department for Education launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Please note, we were warned on 12th March 2020 that the helpline is currently experiencing high volumes of calls and the DfE apologises for any wait that you may experience. Your call will join a queue and they will answer as soon as possible.

How to wash your hands properly

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Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water. Watch this short NHS film for guidance. (Updated 11th March 2020)

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