Common Cold Vs CoronaVirus Symptoms

As we begin school each year, you will know that cold and flu season also starts. As a school, we know that this year, coupled with the Coronavirus, that guidance can be confusing and parents are of course going to be worried if symptoms do present.

If a child has a cold that includes symptoms such as a runny nose and they feel well enough, they can come to school. We can assure you that if any of the below symptoms develop we will contact you immediately.

Child should only be kept at home to self-isolate and get a test if they display the following symptoms:

1. A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your forehead, chest or back

2. A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

3. A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If your child has any of the above symptoms, you will need to book a test by visiting  and keep us updated with your progress on this on a daily basis. As a school, we are here to support you in ensuring your child doesn’t miss out on any more of their schooling. 

If your child is at home for a short length of time, either waiting for a test or self-isolating, you can find home learning packs on our school website for each year group under our HOME LEARNING tab.


Thank you for your continued support.