Advice for parents
It can be difficult to determine when your child should or shouldn’t attend school due to Covid-19.
To support you in your decision, we have created a simple and easy tool which provides guidance of what to do, what action to take, and at what point your child should return to school.
View the Quick guide for parents on Covid-19 absences (PDF document).
GCSE and A-Levels
Students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught. For more information on this, visit the Gov.uk website.
Secondary school pupils and primary and secondary school staff will have access to regular rapid testing - also known as lateral flow testing - as schools reopen.
In addition, households and childcare/support bubbles of school staff and all pupils should get tested too. We've put a handy rapid testing PDF guide to summarise this for you. You can also access more information on the Gov.uk website.
From Tuesday 6 April, households and bubbles of school, college or nursery staff or pupils will be able to collect lateral flow testing kits to use at home from several sites across the borough, under our new ‘Community Collect’ scheme.
Home test kits can be collected from Sindlesham Court (Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8am-4pm), the Microsoft Campus (Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8pm and Wednesday, Friday Saturday 8am-4pm) and Woosehill Community Centre (Tuesday and Thursday, 8am to 7pm).