Guidance and information on Coronavirus

Information Posted 27th March 2020

We have had to make the difficult decision to close the school from Friday 27th March 2020 until the end of the Spring term as we have reduced numbers of staff with the necessary skill set to ensure the safety of all students. This includes Teaching & Learning, Therapies, Maintenance and Catering. Please continue to check the website for further updates and more details as to when the school will reopen.

School is continuing to work remotely. Contact can be made via

Closure Letter Prior to Easter

Information Posted 26th March 2020

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Information Posted 23rd March 2020

Letter parents/carers 23rd March 2020

Information Posted 19th March 2020

School Status 19th March 2020

COVID-19 – Temporary Closure of St John’s College – 19 March 2020

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Information Posted 17th March 2020

Latest Government Guidance on Social Distancing

Latest Government Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Information Posted 16th March 2020

Dear parents and carers.

The coronavirus situation is moving along very quickly and I see the anxiety that many of you have. I want to reassure you that we are doing everything required to prevent the spread of the virus.

The advice now is if a person has a new cough OR fever above 37.8c (you don’t need both together) to isolate at home for 14 days, after which they should be better.

Feeling unwell by itself is not part of the guidance so sneezing or a runny nose without cough or fever doesn’t need self-isolation specifically.

A persistent cough means throughout the day not one cough in the morning etc.

If the cough persists in the mild form after 14 days with no other symptoms of fever and they have already self-isolated then the advice is they can go back to school or work.

In school we are taking precautionary measures to keep everyone safe. Assemblies have been cancelled and as the letter you received home today stipulates all trips and visits have been cancelled and review meeting in the next few weeks have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in the year. We are emphasising the importance of good hygiene to all staff and pupils and building hand washing firmly into our routines.

I will write to you all again later should there be any further developments during the day.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Wendy Killlilea
Head of St John’s RC School