Information for parents/carers:
School re-opens for students on Monday 6th September 2021 after the summer break.
A letter will be sent to families in the last week of the holidays and we ask you to note the most important information within it.
We update our whole school Covid 19 risk assessment regularly inline with national guidance. A brand new version has been created for the new academic year. Please access it here to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible.
So what next?
We ask that all families, staff and visitors continue to test themselves at home twice a week using the free kits. If anyone needs more kits, please let our office team know as we currently have extras.
Following advice from the DFE, on return to school in September all consenting students aged 11 and over will be tested on site on Monday 6th September and Thursday 9th September.
Other daily practices include:
Morning temperature checks on arrival at school.
Hand sanitizing on entry to school.
Students age 11 or over should continue to wear face coverings for using public transport, LA transport, and for local trips to shops and cafes.
Students will wash hands on arrival at school; before and after eating; before and after using the toilet; and between every lesson. We will provide hand sanitiser where hot water and soap cannot be used. We will remind children of how and when to wash their hands.
Thank you all for continuing to support us here at Holmewood as we work through this crisis together.
Contact tracing and isolating:
All secondary aged students (and staff) have been issued with home test kits to complete twice a week.
We ask that you do this on Mondays and Thursdays wherever possible.
In the case of a positive test result, please contact the Head Teacher directly as soon as you know and then arrange a PCR test to confirm.
If the PCR test result is positive you must continue to isolate.
If the PCR test result is negative you can return to school (as long as you do not have symptoms).
Any person who has symptoms of Covid-19 must not come to school.
Others in your household do not need to isolate if they are under 18 or have been fully vaccinated.
Support for students:
Self-care guide (PDF)
Information for external visitors:
Tours for admissions will resume in September.
For all visitors we continue to ask that you complete a Lateral Flow Test at home within 24 hours before your visit. Please expect that our office staff will ask you about this.
In addition, all visitors must wear a clean face mask when visiting the school (unless they are exempt or under age 11). If you forget your face mask, we can provide one for you.
Thank you for your understanding.