16 March 2020

Dear Parents,
We are writing to update you about various measures that we are taking in light of the present health concerns facing the country and in line with Denstone College. We endeavour to maintain the normal school processes, and we currently have no known cases of COVID-19 in the pupil or staff body. However, a number of events are being postponed or cancelled in order to reduce the risk of potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19.

Those events which are being cancelled/postponed are as follows:
Tuesday 17 March
1415 U9 Football v NULS (a)
1415 U9 Netball v NULS (a)
Wednesday 18 March
0835 Chapel Assembly (5 Mc)
1415 U10 Hockey v DGS (h)
Thursday 19 March
Year 3 Cadbury World Trip
Friday 20 March
0745-0815 Family Breakfast Club
0835 Eucharist
1530/1600 PTFA Cup Cake Friday
Tuesday 24 March
Pre-School and Pre-Prep Easter Chapel Assembly
0930 Play Performance of Jnr Play
1900 Jnr Play Performance
Wednesday 25 March
Pre-Prep 1 trip to Space Centre
Thursday 26 March
1330-1500 Pre- School Easter Fun Day
1400 House Music Competition
1530 Pre-School and Pre-Prep PTFA Easter Egg Hunt
1600 Main Prep PTFA Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 27 March
0835 Chapel

We continue to make preparations should we need to institute a period of distance learning at some point in the future. However, school remains open in accordance with the guidelines published today from the Department of Education.
We will be making every effort to ensure minimal impact for our pupils and will keep you updated should there be any changes. The health and well-being of our community is our top priority.

Should you have any concerns regarding this development, you should contact Helen Heron, School Secretary, in the first instance.

Further information is also available on the helplines below:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Useful links
Updates on COVID-19 coronavirus:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
The Government Coronavirus Action Plan:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

Kind regards,
Tracey Davies
Deputy Head