Children who have the following symptoms must not be brought to school:

a high temperature

a new continuous cough

a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow current guidance which sets out that they should self-isolate immediately and should should order a PCR test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). Please follow the government guidance with regards to testing and isolation. People with COVID-19 and their contacts

  • For pupils or staff who have any of the main symptoms, the public health advice remains unchanged and is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They should order a PCR test  and are advised to stay at home while waiting for the result. As per our usual absence reporting procedure, please call the office (01285 861436) preferably between 8:30 – 9:00am to advise of any absence.
  • While the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test has been removed, adults and children who test positive on a PCR, or LFD test, will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. People with COVID-19 and their contacts However, if your child continues to test positive then they must self-isolate for the 10 full days (Day zero is either the day of onset of symptoms or the day of a positive LFD test if asymptomatic). After 10 full days your child may return to school only if they do not have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell/taste. This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone. If they still have a high temperature, they should keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal for a clear 24 hours.
  • The Government will no longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts of positive cases and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days and routine contact tracing will end.

AKPS Remote learning policy 2021-22

A thorough risk assessment has been completed and a detailed plan is in place in line with DfE (Department for Education) recommendations, LA guidance and Public Health England advice. This ‘Live’ document is under constant review.


What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19

Whilst this has been a very unusual and unsettling time for all, I remain ever proud of our AKPS family. We will endeavour to ensure that we keep great communication, support and care. I thank the whole school family for their fabulous support, flexibility and the essential Christian ethos of our school continues to shine through the love and kindness our family continue to show during this time. 
Mrs Saville Headteacher

Looking After Yourself – support document during school closure due to coronavirus

For NHS advice on the coronavirus please use following link:

The DFE have released this link to help with security for video conferencing and also the following guide for staying safe online.

Net Aware: Your guide to social networks, apps and games Net Aware brings together the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children and O2’s tech know-how, we’ve got everything you need to help you keep your kids safe online. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re unsure of where to start, we’re here to help.

Please use the following link for advice on keeping children safe from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)