COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates

UPDATE 18th March 2020 - School closure 

School will be closed to most pupils after Friday 20th March until further notice, apart from those whose parents are keyworkers and those with particular needs. 

This page is to share information about the measures we are taking to keep all of the school community safe during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and share learning resources to help parents and pupils whilst they are at home.

We continue to monitor the situation regularly and to follow the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the UK government.

The page will be updated as necessary with the latest letters to parents and carers and other relevant information.


If you have any enquiries please contact the school office by telephone 0116 2773584 or email to Please keep these to a minimum and necessary/urgent enquiries only. Please do not message the school Facebook page regarding COVID-19, please refer to the UK government guidance.

Letters to parents

Parent letter - school closure GF

Parents and Carers letter 14 days all household GF

Prime Minister's statement 16th March 2020

Official guidance

Government response - includes links to stay at home guidance and NHS information:

Guidance on social distancing and vulnerable people:

Curriculum resources

Each child has been sent home with a curriculum resource pack which includes reading, writing and maths and some topic work. In addition to these resources, we have provided a suggested list of web links below to further support your child’s learning. We will update these regularly with new links and help for parents.

Department for Education:
Online education resources to support parents and teachers while schools are closed.
Click on the link below for a list of websites that have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts which offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Existing packages:

Mathletics (KS2 ONLY)

Mathletics parent guide

TT Rockstars (KS2 ONLY)

Education City

Accelerated Reader

Easter fun:

Easter Challenges GF

Greenfield 3D animal task

Suggested websites:

All resources are free to access.

Science (codes issued weekly to access)

w/c 18th May

  • Aged 4-7 Introducing materials with a waterproof materials experiment and a great song - 64178
  • Aged 7-9 Living Environments online experiment - 85171
  • Aged 9-11 Dissolving solids activity - 50056
  • Earth and Space topic starter - 33879

Maths Currently free for parents



Twinkl Parents' hub

Plan Bee  

Teacher's Pet  -

Boogie beebies can be accessed through cbeebies

Rob Biddulph, bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator is doing live art lessons every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. He is also the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019 and 2020

Helping your child understand the pandemic

Coronavirus - a Nosy Crow book for children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler 

How not to go to school - Parsley Mimblewood saves the world, written by a primary school teacher in Yorkshire, Mike Forde

The Book of Hopes - Words and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown

All are free to download.