Parent Advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

General information and guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on this page. Please use the drop down menu to access more information regarding the following subjects:

  • School closures
  • Phased reopening of schools from June 1st 2020
  • Support for critical worker or vulnerable families
  • Well-being support during the pandemic

Please find below a letter from the Department for Education, regarding NHS 'Test and Trace',  that we have been asked to share with our families:

23rd September - PHE letter to parents and guardians


Please find below a letter from Essex County Council that we have been asked to share with our families:

15th July ECC letter to parents and carers

Our School's COVID-19 Risk Assessments:

These risk assessments have been approved by the school Governors and will be reviewed and republished here on the website at the end of each month.

COVID19 Full Opening Risk Assessment and Action Plan 4th December 2020

COVID-19 Full Opening Risk Assessment and Action Plan September 2020

2020-05-15 - COVID-19 Reopening Risk Assessment and Action Plan

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Current updates and guidance:


Please follow this link for guidance on self-isolation should you or your children exhibit symptoms


3rd April 2020

Army Welfare have asked us to pass on the link to 'Colchester Borough Council community support information':


30th March 2020

We have been contacted by the local council with the following guidance to pass on to local residents:

Rubbish collection limits temporarily increased

Earlier this week, we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all of our recycling collections (except food waste) because of the impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the service’s resources and the need to follow government guidelines.

The government’s guidelines and Stay at Home advice also means households have more rubbish to dispose of and to help with this, we’re increasing the amount of rubbish that every household can put out for collection every fortnight by one 60 litre bag. This means the new temporary limits for household rubbish collections are now as follows until further notice:

  • Households with black bag collections can now put a maximum of 4 x 60 litre black bags out for collection
  • Households with black wheelie bins can now put out a maximum of 1 x black wheelie bin and 1 x 60 litre black bag out for collection

Rubbish collections remain bi-weekly, food waste collections weekly and flats with communal rubbish and recycling collections are continuing as normal.

Further information about the increased allowance, can be found here.

 How you can help

Our crews are doing a great job delivering this critical service. We’re urging everyone to act responsibly to protect the health and safety of your communities, including our staff delivering this critical service and prevent the spread of the virus through your rubbish.

As well as following all of the government guidelines, you can play your part and take action to protect our staff, their families and your communities by following these four steps:

  1. follow the advice on how to get rid of your waste if you are either self-isolating or confirmed to have Coronavirus
  2. reduce and reuse rubbish and recycling and compost as much as possible
  3. store recyclables where possible
  4. follow the advice and only put the correct items out for collection at the right time.


Please read the following letters regarding our schools current update:

12th May 2020 - Letter to parents regarding the government announcement of a phased reopening of schools from June 1st 2020

Letter to parents regarding school closure announcement 19.03.2020

Staggered start times letter 18.03.20

Covid-19 update letter 13.3.2020