Expectations of pupils and what to do if they fall ill

Expectations of pupils


All normal behaviour expectations remain for pupils and the importance of them are communicated to pupils in multiple ways.


One-way systemThis will, in the main, end, although we will keep a one-way system around the main part of the school during changeover and social times, and up the stairs into 1st floor of North Block, and round down the stairs passed room 30 back to the vestibule. The stairs leading from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor in North Block will revert to being two-way.


Hand sanitizer stations: These will remain for next year and pupils are expected to use it as they enter and leave classrooms.


Equipment and Lockers: The intention is not to bring lockers back into use for next year, but for students to bring what they need for the day. If they choose to come to school wearing a coat, they are expected to remove it for the day and carry it around school, but can wear it outside at social times, extending the use of outside spaces into the colder months. This will be reviewed after a year.


UniformWe will expect pupils to wear full school uniform from September. Coats should be carried, not worn, around school, but can be worn outside during social times.


Face coverings: There will be no expectation to wear a face covering in school from September. Visors and face coverings will not be expected to be worn in classrooms. Pupils and staff who wish to wear one can do so in communal areas. On occasions where staff or pupils feel that they may be carrying a non-COVID virus (i.e. a cold) and wish to wear one as a courtesy to others this is allowed for a short period of time.


Use of toilets: We will no longer be encouraging this for lesson time. Students should use the toilets in social time unless they have a red toilet card. In the rare occasion where the teacher judges that the child needs to leave the classroom, they will sign the correct page of the logbook.


Falling ill: If your child falls ill for any reason, including with symptoms of coronavirus, follow the normal procedures and call the school on 02380 328200. If they have coronavirus-like symptoms, you must tell us as soon as you can on this number. Please be ready to:


  • book a test. Your child must not come into the school if they have symptoms and we will call you immediately to be picked up if they develop them in school.
  • provide details of anyone your daughter or son has been in close contact with if they were to test positive for coronavirus and if asked by NHS Test & Trace.

We will ask you to inform us immediately, via the school number, of the results of a test:


  • if your daughter or son tests negative, if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus, they can stop self-isolating. They could still have another virus, such as a cold or flu – in which case it is still best to avoid contact with other people until they are better.
  • if they test positive, they should follow the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection and must continue to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the onset of their symptoms and then return to school only if they do not have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell/taste. This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone. The 10-day period starts from the day after they first became ill. If they still have a high temperature, they should keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal. 

Telephone: 023 80328200 Email: info@st-annes.uk.com