Covid-19 Information

The Main Symptoms Of Coronavirus

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


​Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

How Long To Self-Isolate?

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days but must follow NHS advice.

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 10 days if:

  • Someone you live with has symptoms and tests positive.

  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms and tests positive

  • You've been told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with someone who has coronavirus


Read more about how long to self-isolate.

What to do if you have Symptoms?

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Inform The School.

Staff should email or telephone Nicki Riddle and parents should telephone: 

01732 778600

or EMAIL –  


If the symptoms start whilst at school, the student and their siblings (where appropriate as a precaution) will be isolated and must be collected immediately and taken home. Staff will also be required to return home immediately.

Get A Test. 

Check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.


Click here with information on how to do this. Inform the school of the test outcome as soon as possible. We have been advised by the Department for Education that you are able to conduct an NHS online questionnaire to check if you have appropriate symptoms.


If the questionnaire outcome is 'unlikely to have Coronavirus' this is sufficient for you to return to school. The school must see a screenshot of the outcome of this questionnaire before you return.

Stay At Home

Do not have visitors until you get your test – only leave your home to have a test. As a precaution, siblings should also remain at home until the outcome of the test is known.

HC Risk Managment Plan

Click here to download

Agreed by Governors on 17th July 2020 and updated on 3rd February 2021 in light of national lockdown

Letter outlining changes and guidance on face coverings from 9th November 2020 - please click here

Student Guide to Returning in September 2020

Booklet- click here

Audio guide - click here

Frequently asked questions about Covid-19 security - click here

Student and Parent Information Films

How to report a home Covid-19 test result

How to carry out a home Covid-19 test

Update film Term 1

Update film Term 2

Key Letters

25th February 2021

Letter about the return to school and exams here

5th January 2021

Letter about the National Lockdown here

2nd January 2021

Updated letter about the return to school in January here

30th December 2020

Letter about the return to school in January here

18th December 2020

Letter to regarding January 'staggered' return here

15th December 2020

Q&A regarding accessing testing for Covid-19 in Kent here

14th December 2020

Letter to parents here

10th December 2020:

Update letter and end of term arrangements here

3rd December 2020:

Reminder letter about when to self-isolate here

Letter to Year 10 parents about the return to school next week here

26th November 2020:

Please see the UPDATED letter emailed (1pm) to Year 10 parents here.

Please see letter to Sixth Form parents here.

Please see general Covid-19 letter to parents here

15th November 2020:

Parents of pupils in Years 12 and 13 click here

Parents of pupils in Years 7 to 11 click here

Further update letter to all parents - click here

16th November 2020:

Further update letter - click here

18th November 2020:

Further update letter - click here

19th November 2020:

Further update letter - click here

20th November 2020

General update letter - please click here