Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest update – Sunday 22nd  March 2020 

This webpage provides the latest school information in relation to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will continue to update this page as the situation develops and where Government guidance changes.  We would encourage you to check our website regularly for these updates.  

The School has now moved to providing continued education for boys via remote teaching and learning.  Details of these arrangements have been sent to all parents.  

The School is continuing on-site care and supervision only for boys: 

  • Whose parents’ work is critical to the COVID-19 response.  Our school community is very appreciative of the vital work that these parents are doing at this time. 
  • With Education and Health Care (EHC) plans or who are vulnerable, face social difficulties and as a result cannot be cared for safely at home. 

Government guidance states clearly that if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.  We therefore ask that in order to protect our school community and to limit the chance of the virus spreading, if your son can stay safely at home, he should.  

The School has already been in contact with all families whom it has identified are in the categories eligible for accessing our continuing on-site provision.  If you believe it is essential that you access this provision and you meet the above criteria, please contact the School. 

The School’s sites are now closed to all visitors other than essential staff and the small number of boys who need to access our continuing on-site provision. 

Our priority remains to ensure the health of our whole community, including boys and staff, and to do all that we can to help prevent the further spread COVID-19. 

The School will continue to follow guidance being issued and updated by the Government, the Department for Education, Public Health England and other relevant bodies.  

You can read latest guidance for educational settings from The Department for Education and Public Health England here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19). 

General public information and advice on Coronavirus are updated daily at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public  

Please look after yourselves and one another. 


Over 95% of boys achieving all A* to C grades at GCSE*

*based on 2015 results

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