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Positive COVID case in Y4

Good afternoon all,

I'm sorry to message on a Sunday afternoon but I am afraid to say that I have been informed that a child in Year 4 has tested positive for Covid. That means the Y4 class will all need to self-isolate until the end of the day on the 28th June. That means they can come back to school on the 29th June. Miss VG will post work on Seesaw from tomorrow.

If you have a child in Y4, and have a sibling in another year group, the sibling can still come to school unless they display any Covid symptoms (continuous cough, loss of smell and or taste, high temperature). If they do display symptoms, you must organise a test (the school office can help advise on how to do that if you are unsure) for them and keep them off school until you receive the results.

All staff members who have had close contact with Y4 (teacher, TA and dinner time supervisor) also need to self-isolate. Our Y4 dinnertime colleague also works in the After School Club. This means the ASC will be closed until the 29th June. As a working parent, I do know the difficulties this causes. However, I have made this decision to try and minimize any spread in school and so avoid any more classes having to self-isolate.

To complicate matters further, I have just taken my youngest daughter for a test because she has developed a cough. That means I will have to self-isolate until her test results are known. Ms Chapleo, Deputy Headteacher, will be in school tomorrow and will be available to answer any questions, as will the office staff. I am also contactable via my email on 

I hope this all makes sense, and gives you enough time to make arrangements, if you are one of the parents directly affected.

Best wishes,

Mr Farrington