School Closure and Coronavirus Information
Latest Update from the Headteacher
Please click below to read the latest Headteacher Update:
- Headteacher Update and Information Letter - April 2020
- Bolton Council - Support for Families - April 2020
- Information for Supporting Families and Young People - April 2020
- Headteacher Update to Year 11 - April 2020
- OFQUAL Letter to Students re Summer Exams - April 2020
- Wellbeing Letter - May 2020
- Headteacher Update - May 2020
From April 14th) school will continue to be open to the children of key workers and a small number of invited vulnerable students only. We have already made contact with our invited vulnerable students. (See key worker letter below for more information.)
Free Schools Meals - Voucher Scheme
On 4th April 2020 (using the Government Voucher Scheme) we processed the information for those students entitled to free school meals. There has been huge demand and the government appointed organisation is working to get through the backlog. You should receive an email with details of how to redeem your shopping voucher - please check you inbox (or spam) folder regularly. The following link gives further information Free School Meals Guidance for Schools.
Follow the Measures - Stay Safe
As you will be aware, on Monday 20th March, the Prime Minister announced a number of strict measures requiring people to stay at home except for a small number of exceptions.
We should follow these directions to the letter and only leave their home for:
- Shopping for necessities (food and medicine) as infrequent as possible
- One form of exercise a day alone or with members of your household
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- Travelling to and from work, only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These measures, which will be in place until further notice, are essential to slowing the spread of the virus and ensuring our NHS is not overwhelmed.
Government advice is constantly changing in response to the pandemic. All the latest guidance on social distancing, self-isolation, hand hygiene and more can be assessed via:
Key Worker Information
There is now clear government guidance regarding who will be classified as a "key worker". Please read the document below. All other information you can view in the Headteachers Letter.
Other Information and Guidance
Government and NHS/Public Health advice in relation to COVID-19 for educational establishments.
Information is updated regularly and if there is anything additional that parents/carers need to know then we will communicate this as soon as possible.
Please follow the links below for the latest advice:
NHS Bolton have also published some useful guides - follow the links below:
You can also keep up-to-date by following the Department for Education and NHS social media pages
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)