Covid-19

Update: January 2021
The school is operating as a virtual school with only some international boarders and children of key workers allowed on-site to study.

Working in conjunction with Government guidelines, the College has put in several measures to keep all those on site safe. Please refer to our Lockdown Risk Assessment for further details.

The College is closed to non-essential visitors. Any invited visitor to the College is asked to read our Visitor Protocol prior to arrival.

Our Admissions department is unable to arrange for prospective families to visit the College during the current lockdown, however families can still contact our Admissions team for information and our Heads of School can give you a virtual tour of the College here.

Our Registrar can also make appointments for prospective families to meet 'virtually' with our Headmaster or other key members of staff. Email admissions@priorparkschools.com for further details.

 

Return to school on 8 March 2021

Following the Government's announcement on 22 February, and taking all guidance into account, the plans at Prior Park College for the coming few weeks are as follows:

  • All students will continue to be taught remotely until Thursday, 4 March.
  • Friday, 5 March will be an INSET day, in school, for all staff to be tested and to prepare for the physical return of students to the classroom. There will be no teaching for students that day, other than peripatetic music lessons, which will continue as scheduled.
  • All students will return to school on Monday, 8 March. All lessons will take place in person, and a full programme of pastoral and co-curricular activities will take place as normal.
  • From Monday, 8 March, all students will have one lateral flow test in school. This will allow us to monitor the incidence of the virus within our community. However, it will also mean that we are able to teach young people, in person, in the classroom.
  • Students who are symptomatic must continue to remain at home. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms.
  • Those students in school should adhere to all the guidance that we have in place, including the wearing of face coverings, regular washing of hands, and attempting to stay socially distanced wherever possible.

Covid-19 FAQs

The following document was put together to answer Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions. It is particularly relevant to boarding families.

COVID-19 FAQs

 

Remote learningOur Lead Nurse, Mel, has put together a Lockdown Action Plan that students may find useful.

Action Plan

BSA Covid-Safe Charter   Prior Park College has adopted the BSA Covid-Safe Charter, confirming that we will comply with all Government rules and guidance and will meet all requirements when our boarders are in school.

BSA Covid-Safe Charter - Chinese

Boarders Travel Form