Reopening of School - Our safety measures in place
The school is fully open to all students from Monday 8 March 2021. Below is some of our measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure your child's time at school is as safe as possible:
Whilst social distancing is no longer a legal requirement, we encourage staff and students so distance themselves from other students/staff where possible. We recognise with students that keeping a 2 metre distance is not always possible due to large class sizes or during the changeover of lesson. We have appropriate measures in place to help this; such as signage to remind students to keep left at all times and to wear masks.
Hand Hygiene: Sanitisation
Upon entering through their designated entrance, students are given a drop of hand sanitiser by a member of staff to clean their hands before they enter the school. There are numerous hand sanitiser stations located around the school with signs to remind them to clean their hands throughout the day. There is also a 'cleaning station' located in every classroom containing antibacterial wipes, hand sanitiser and nappy bags to safely dispose of their cleaning equipment.
Face Coverings are mandatory from Monday 29 November 2021 in communal areas in light of the increased transmission of COVID-19 in the community. This rule is in place by mutual agreement of the school and Public Health Bexley and is due to be reviewed on 11 February 2022
Frequently touched surfaces (such as doors and stair bannisters) are cleaned throughout the day and thorough cleaning takes place each evening in all classrooms and communal areas using COVID-19 virus killing products.
The school is well ventilated with doors and windows being kept open throughout the day. There is a balance between ventilation and heating to ensure the school is adequately warm during the winter months.
There is a DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people with questions about COVID-19 related to education can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
The opening hours are 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).