I cannot believe it is nearly the end of the Spring term already. We are all very proud of the children and how they returned to school on Monday 8th March; they have shown so much resilience and were so happy to see their friends and teachers again.
Congratulations to Mrs Russell and her husband on the birth of Violet Russell - this is such exciting news, and we cannot wait to meet her.
We all hope you have a wonderful Easter holidays and restrictions continue to be lifted so that we can see our friends and family again - many of whom we may not have seen for a long time.
12.00pm - Y3 & Y6
12.10pm - Y2 & Y5
12.20pm - Y1 & Y4
12.30pm - Zebras, Giraffes & Reception
8.30am - Y3 & Y6
8.40am - Y2 & Y5
8.50am - Y1 & Y4
9.00am - Zebras, Giraffes & Reception
12.30pm - Zebras, Giraffes & Reception
Anyone who is in the same household, childcare bubble or support bubble as a school or nursery pupil or someone who works in a school, nursery or college, is eligible for twice weekly symptom-free testing.
Please note, children and young people will continue to be tested via their school or college testing scheme. School and college staff can access home testing kits via their workplace.
How to get a test in Surrey
There are three ways you can get symptom-free tests in Surrey. You can:
Book an appointment at your nearest symptom-free testing site or pharmacy
Online booking system
Phone: 020 8865 1952 (Monday - Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, local charges will apply)
Please note, you cannot collect a home test kit from these sites. You can only pre-book an appointment to take a test on-site
Where to collect a symptom-free home test
Some local testing sites are operating as collection points for symptom-free home tests. Please note, you cannot currently collect home test kits from our symptom-free Targeted Community Testing sites. Find your nearest collection site on the NHS site finder.
You do not need to book an appointment
You can collect two packs of home test kits. Each pack contains seven tests
You must be over 18 years old
Once you have completed your home test, you should report every result (positive, negative or void) to NHS Test and Trace, on the same day you take the test. Report your result online at the Gov.UK website or call 119.
Order a symptom-free test to be delivered
If you cannot get tested at your workplace, are unable to go to a test site to take or collect a test, you can order a home test kit from the GOV.UK website.
Once you have completed your home test, you should report every result (positive, negative or void) to NHS Test and Trace, on the same day you take the test. Report your result online or call 119.
What to do once you have your results
If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:
get a PCR test to confirm the result – you can book a test on the GOV.UK website
follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:
wearing a face covering where recommended
Schools continue to play an important role in contact tracing for those pupils and staff who continue to attend their school.
Where pupils or staff still attending their school test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) during the holidays, having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.
However, if a staff member or pupil develops symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, schools are not required to take any action. Staff, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
Mrs Kaye will be on duty, supporting the national track and trace service, up to and including Monday 5th April. If any children do develop symptoms and receive a positive test outcome before this date please email the school office immediately to let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also check your email at least daily up to and including 5th April, as we may need to contact you to let you know that your child needs to self-isolate because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Learning at St. Paul’s starts at 8.45 am and therefore any minutes that your child is late, is learning time lost.
Below is a graph showing how being late to school every day, over a school year adds up to lost learning time. It’ll be more than you think!
Please note that if your child arrives after registers close this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Persistent lateness may result in us having to refer the matter to Surrey County Council’s Inclusion Officer
Support your child’s success. Make sure they attend school, all day, every day!
Every minute counts!
Please can we remind you that in collaboration with Jubilee High School, dogs are not allowed onto the school's site including the carparks and pavements. Please note, this includes dogs in arms. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Please be advised that if children are taken out of school without authority, parents will be liable to receive a penalty notice. Currently the amount payable under a penalty notice, is £60.00 per parent/carer, per child if paid within 21 days. Thereafter the amount increases to £120.00 if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the penalty notice remains unpaid after 28 days, the Local Authority will consider a prosecution in the Magistrates Court. Please note that penalty notices are issued per parent/carer, per child, so a family of two parents and two children will receive 4 penalty notices.
Don't forget to book your child's dinners online for the first week of the summer term. Please note there will be new menu choices available after the Easter holiday and you will be able to book these by the end of next week. If you have already booked meals for next term, you may wish to review your menu choice. Please note all meals must be booked online by the day before they are required even if you do not pay for meals. If your child isn't already set up on Scopay, please contact the school office for your unique pupil code.
The 2022-23 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form - SIF (SIF only required for children of staff) have been determined and are now available on our website. Please click here to view