Regular Rapid Lateral Flow (Asymptomatic) Testing

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On Sunday 28 February, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that from Monday 1 March, households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, can test themselves twice every week at home.

Please be advised Primary school pupils are not being asked to complete Lateral Flow tests at this time.  

If you wish to begin the twice-weekly testing program, kits are not available from school but can be accessed:

  • via employers if they offer testing to employees
  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test collection site
  • by ordering a home test kit online (please only do this if you cannot access the test any other way to save the deliveries for those who need them)

NOTE in Warwickshire the venues that do community antigen tests on site are different to those where you can collect the tests to take home, so please check before you travel.


Who can get access to regular rapid lateral flow testing?

The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen: 

  • secondary school pupils 
  • primary and secondary school staff 
  • households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils 
  • households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary staff 

Find out about childcare bubbles and support bubbles

Learn what rapid lateral flow testing is and why it’s being used.   

📚 World Book Day FANCY DRESS 10th March

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Dress up as your favourite character in a book, poem or play. If you have it, bring the matching book too.

(postponed from March 4th)

We have moved World Book day so that all children can wear a costume of their favourite character in a book, poem or play. We encourage children to be creative and make their costume up from wardrobes at home. We would also encourage children to bring in that favourite read to match their costume. It will be wonderful to have all that excitement in our first week back – we will find a way to parade our costumes!

SCHOOL CLOSURE 5th January

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In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement at 8pm on 4th January, please be aware that the school will be closed to ALL PUPILS on Tuesday 5th January. Online learning will be available from Tuesday.  

Key workers and parents of vulnerable children who have emailed the school will be contacted shortly. Please bear with us while we adapt to this rapid change and establish new, secure key worker and vulnerable bubbles with appropriate child and staffing ratios.

Thank you 

School Meal Menus during COVID

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Please note that school meal options will be a choice of a Cold Deli Bag, a Hot Deli Bag with a hot potato item or a Jacket Potato with cheese and optional beans. The menus can be found below:

NOTE: Updated with new Summer menu choices from 19th April 2021

>> Go to school meals page

Helplines and resources to support parents and children

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Dear Children and Parents,

As a school we sympathise with you during this uncertain and challenging time. The unknown and constant changes can cause anxiety to rise and mental health to decline. We have received some resources to support you all during this period. Below are links to some visual resources to help young children, or children with SEND, to prepare for the return to school, and to reflect on their lockdown experience.

There is a flier below with contact details for any children to call regarding their mental health. It is a 24 hour 7 days a week telephone advice helpline run by qualified mental health clinicians to be there for you to contact when you need. 

There is a Council helpline for any parents and carers who have any concerns or queries. You can contact the Parental helpline on 01926 412021, from 9am to 5pm, or check the Council’s website for further information. 

The parent and carer webpage can be found by clicking here 

Take care of yourselves,

St. Mary’s Team

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