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St Michael's CofE Primary School

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Coronavirus Information

On this page we will keep you up to date with information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

What to do if your child feels unwell (click here)

Our Covid Risk Assessment can be found here. This Risk Assessment has been drawn up by our Health and Safety Advisor in line with most recent government guidance, and is reviewed regularly. 

Covid RA for St Michael's Primary School v8 Jan 8 2021.docx

Covid Premium Spending Plans 2020-21


Guidance for self-isolating


There has been a positive test result for a child in Year 2. As a result that class bubble will need to isolate for the required period along with the staff members of that team, plus any other identified close contacts.  Those parents have all been contacted and informed. This does not affect the rest of the school. We must of course be vigilant and if you think your child is unwell please keep them at home and arrange a test as necessary. Please see letter for all parents:

Confirmed pupil case all classes letter to parents 19 Jan 2021.docx



Now that we have had our first full week, we are making a few adjustments to our arrangements. This include:

  • Minor changes to some start/end times (most stay the same)
  • Staff changes to increase level of support for home learning
  • Reminder to parents about expectations that all children at home will engage in the home learning offer
  • What to do if you need help or support 

See letter: parent letter 15 1 2021.doc



Thank you for the positive response to yesterday's plea: numbers are now manageable and we have finalised arrangements. Parents who have a place in school will be contacted by Class Dojo today with confirmation and details. Please see letter below for more details about remote learning and coming in to school.

letter to parents 6 1 2021.doc


We have had a big response from parents requesting places, and we will therefore need to prioritise certain children/families. Please see the following letter for details. We strongly encourage parents to keep your child at home if you can possibly do so.

letter re critical workers 5 1 2021.doc


A new National Lockdown has been announced today, effective from midnight tonight. The school will be closed to all pupils for the next two days (Tue 5th and Wed 6th) to allow for arrangements to be made for keyworker and vulnerable children to attend. Remote learning for ALL pupils will commence on Wed 6th January. see following letter to parents: Lockdown Letter Jan 2021.doc

Critical worker response

We need to hear from all critical workers whether you need a place in school for your child (for definitions please see below). We expect children to attend every day, unlike last time. Please return the following form to the office ASAP (by email) These children will return to school on Thursday 7th Jan.

Keyworker response form Jan 2021 LOCKDOWN RETURN.docm


South Glos Council strongly encourages parents to wear face coverings at pick-up and drop-off times. We will be asking staff to do so at these times as well. See letter below for more information.

Parent Letter from South Glos Dec 2020.docx



On Wednesday 21st November we were inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They were very complimentary about our risk assessment and the way the environment was organised.

Information for visitors to the school

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 10 days. This means that if a person remains well 10 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 10 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • Persistent cough
  • loss of taste or sense of smell
  • high temperature

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.

What to do if your child feels unwell

Click on the above link

Critical workers: please check this list. If your child is likely to attend school we may ask to see evidence of your employment

(The definitions have changed slightly from the original key worker list)

Please note: the government asks that parents in this category should keep their child at home if they are able to do so and access the home learning offer.

Vulnerable Children

We are also required to have children in school who meet the criteria for vulnerable pupils. If you think you meet the criteria,  please have a discussion with us. We are also able to support you and your family if you remain at home.

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Information about the reopening of school: September 2020

Key elements for September opening v4 for parents 28 8 2020.docx

Reopening letter for parents Aug 28th 2020.doc

Breakfast Club Booking form Sept 2020.docx

Reception parents 28 8 2020.doc

Letter to Y1-Y6 chidren August 2020.doc




Information about the reopening of school: September 2020

All schools in England will be reopening for all pupils in September. We have been busy preparing for this, following the latest government guidance. If you would like to read this guidance, as well as other related documents, please click on the links below


Guidance for parents: September reopening

Guidance for parents: metal health and wellbeing

Guidance for parents: out of school settings

For details of what reopening means for us, please click on the following documents. These were emailed to parents on 1/8/2020

Reopening letter for parents.doc

Key elements for September opening v3 for parents.docx

Parents and Carers FAQs.pdf

Test and Trace workplace guidance.pdf