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If you are an Essential Worker you may apply to have your children come into school under this category (albeit subject to Headteacher approval). However, you should know that if you have someone who is at home then your child should remain with that person.

Also, children are placed in an Essential Worker bubble. This has children ranging from Nursery to Year 2 and are taught a very similar curriculum.  There are no toys, no sand and no exploration learning. Please consider whether it is appropriate for your child to attend, and if you have an alternative it is better for your child to have that. 

Letter re Opening to More Children from Monday 8th June

Letter re Postponement of opening to more children until week of 8th June

Letter regarding Reopening to more children 22nd May 2020

Letter from Epping Forest Partnership Trust re opening to more children in June 2020

Letter regarding potential reopening

Essex Child and Wellbeing Service bulletin

A message from All the Staff

Letter Re School closure

Advice 17th March 2020

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

Letter re two staff members self-isolating under new guidance for family members 17 March

New advice: 


The advice around self-isolation has changed, for clarity, the new advice around self-isolation is as follows: 

  • If any member of a family show symptoms the advice is that the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days. This is to help to protect others in the community.
  • Women who are pregnant have been advised to avoid social contact where possible 

Can we remind parents that if you, a member of your family that you have been in contact with or your child are showing any of the symptoms of Coronavirus - Covid 19, you should self isolate for 7 days as per PHE advice 


Below is a link for further information regarding symptoms and infection prevention


Letter from EFSPT re: coronavirus

“We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.


We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close the school for any additional time.


We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health England and the Department for Education to close, we will inform parents and carers immediately.”

Coronavirus - Preventing the Spread of Infection

Government advice

Letter 2nd March

Coronavirus further update

Letter re: Coronavirus

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.