It is always preferred that any appointments for your child be made outside of school time but if this cannot be avoided we would appreciate notice as soon as you can. We do also require evidence of the appointment – a letter, email, text etc – to authorise the absence. Thank you.
Lunch Time Reminder
If you child has a yoghurt, or something similar, within their packed lunch please provide them with a spoon.
Please remember that fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets should not be sent into school.
Home Testing Kits for Adults
If you have a child who attends school in your household or bubble, get peace of mind by taking a rapid Covid test twice using a simple home test kit which gives results in 30 minutes.
You can collect your test kits from:
Yeadon Way Covid testing site 1pm – 8pm, Monday to Sunday
Also, from Monday 22 March, you can collect tests from any of the symptom-free testing hub sessions listed on the council website ⇢ www.blackpool.gov.uk/
If you are unable to get to a testing site, you can order tests online ⇢ https://www.gov.uk/order-
The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following and a test must be obtained:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
Our Director of Public Health has stated that any child with any of the lower threshold symptoms must be kept off school until they are feeling better:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- sickness or diarrhoea
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
We are closing for the Easter Break next Friday, 26th March 2021 and we will return at 8:45am on Monday 12th April 2021.
Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.