St. Clare's Catholic Primary School

"I have come that you may have life & have it to the full"  John 10:10

Coronavirus Updates

This page will be updated regularly as we receive further guidance regarding the effects of COVID-19 on our school.


As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household-isolation and social distancing. The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear.


If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

It is important to underline that schools remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children.

Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Children who do no fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care.

Please therefore follow these key principles:

  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  • If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then child care provision will be available for them.
  • Parents should not reply on childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends or family members with underlying conditions.
  • Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.


For those children who attend school during this period, they will be expected to access the online learning the same as the rest of their peers. School will be running as a child care facility rather than an educational resource. School will keep the health and safety of all of our pupils' paramount and will ensure that first aiders and designated safeguarding leads are available during school hours. 

This is a really difficult time and a very distressing time for everyone. I ask that you all stay strong and healthy.

We will keep all parents/carers updated via the school website, text message service and Twitter feed.

Thank you for all your continued support and patience in these very challenging times.

I will keep all our school families in my prayers.

God Bless

Carmel Utting


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