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Covid-19 Updates

From the end of February 2022, the legal duty to isolate if a person test positive for Covid19 was removed. 

Current advice is that, if a person is unwell they should stay at home until they feel better. Children and staff should not come to school if they have a temperature or are feeling very unwell. 

For those who do have access to tests the DFE and Warwickshire County Council are still expecting pupils who test positive to remain at home for at least 3 days. (Staff and other adults for 5) 

Please click to open the page above which will give you further information about how this works in practice and about the measures we are still taking in school to reduce transmission. 


Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.



General advice for preventing infection in schools

Financial support if you have to take time off work to care for your child while they are self-isolating


If you are on a low income and you need to take time off work to care for your child while they are self-isolating, you may be eligible for financial support from your local authority through the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.


The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is open to people who live in England and who meet the following criteria:


  • They are the parent or guardian of a child or young person in the same household and need to take time off work to care for them while they self-isolate; this is limited to one parent or guardian per household for the child or young person’s self-isolation period
  • Are employed or self-employed
  • Are unable to work from home while undertaking caring responsibilities and will lose income as a result
  • They are currently receiving or are the partner of someone in the same household who is receiving at least one of the following benefits:
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit
  • Their child or young person:
    • is aged 15 or under (or 25 or under with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) and normally attends an education or childcare setting
    • has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or by their education or childcare setting because they have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19


Discretionary payments are also available for people on low incomes who are not on means-tested benefits but who may still face hardship as a result of the requirement to self-isolate. Your local authority may have additional eligibility criteria in place for discretionary payments.


If you are eligible, you will receive a £500 payment from your local authority in addition to any benefits and Statutory Sick Pay you receive currently. If you are unsure which local authority you should claim from, you can check on Find your Local Council on GOV.UK:

Your local authority will contact your child’s school to verify the information you provide about your child as part of the process of confirming whether you are eligible for a payment.


You can see the full eligibility criteria for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme and find out how to apply at:

Further information is available at  




Zones of Regulation - Help your child to express how they feel

Social Story Resources for Retuning to School

Warwickshire Wellbeing Service/Schools Nursing Team

are available to offer any support families who may need support when children return to school. 

They can be contacted on 0330 0245 204

Please also see the March Compass Newsletter below.

Videos and messages


The parent and carer webpage can be found here-


Warwickshire Educational Psychologists are also running a helpline for parents. Details of this can be found on the flyer attached here.


Admissions – Guidance. - UPDATED March 2021


Parents applying for Reception places will receive their offer of a school place via email on or around 16 April 2021 and will be able to accept that place via the online Synergy Web portal.


For those parents that need some extra advice and support please look at the Warwickshire admissions website If you cannot find the answer to your question,

the Admissions Team will be available to answer queries as normal, although we ask that enquiries should be via email on, rather than by telephone wherever possible. 


In-year applications continue to be processed and sent to schools with identification of any children of key workers who need provision during this time. Offers for in-year places to be taken up once schools reopen are still expected to be confirmed with the Admissions Team where a school place is available, however it is acknowledged it will not be possible to agree a start date at present.