Tapton School Academy Trust

Covid-19 - Latest Updates

School Closures

On Monday 4th January the government announced a third national lockdown to take effect from Tuesday 5th January.

Under the national lockdown rules, primary schools (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

Free School Meals

For students who are eligible for free school meals and are not in school, we have organised hampers for the first week of January term.    We will move to vouchers after this point and will provide more information on this when the Sheffield or National schemes are launched in mid January.

National Lockdown Restrictions

Visit the government website for details on the rules and restrictions.

What you can do to help us

  Keep up to date with the latest guidance: 

  • Help your child to understand what they need to do to stay safe
  • Only bring your child to school if the are eligible to attend during the national lockdown, and if they are well with no symptoms (see 'Recognising Symptoms' at the bottom of this page)
  • Follow the isolation guidelines if you are contacted by NHS Track and Trace (See Isolation - A Quick Guide for Parents' at the bottom of this page)
  • Book a test if you or your child are displaying symptoms
  • Tell us if your child or anyone in the household has a positive Covid-19 test 
  • Provide us with details of anyone you or your child have been in close contact with, if you were to test positive for Covid-19.

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 Getting to School (children of key workers and vulnerable children)

  • Walk or cycle where possible
  • Wear school uniform 
  • Only one member of the household to bring the child to school 
  • Maintain social distancing 
  • Ensure your child wears a face mask on school or public transport (children aged 12 or over)
  • Don't let your child eat or drink on public transport 
  • Don't bring toys or other items from home.

 Arriving at School (children of key workers and vulnerable children)

  • Arrive at the correct time
  • Students should wear a face mask in school (children aged 12 or over)
  • Parents must not enter school - apart from a prearranged meeting
  • Students should not leave school at lunchtimes.

 After School (children of key workers and vulnerable children)

  • Arrive at the correct pick up time
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Remind your child about hand washing.