Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

School Opening Arrangements:

Highfields is following government advice and responding to specific local circumstances in its response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Highfields is currently fully re-open.

We recently wrote to all parents/carers about plans for September 2020 and this can be viewed here: General Letter to Parents – Reopening – 19th August 2020

General Information:
It is important during this time that we refer to trusted websites. Highfields recommends the following two websites:

In line with NHS advice (in the link above), when school is open we will continue to send home any students who present with the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

We will then follow these steps: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020

We will update this webpage if anything changes. We will also be sending out updates via text message – it is important school are made aware if you have recently changed your phone number.

What happens if an outbreak occurs at Highfields?

At Highfields, should an outbreak occur, we will follow a number of steps as advised by Public Health England: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020

Students sent home will find the following page useful in terms of continuing learning:

Staying at home for long periods of time can be stressful. This guide may help your mental health keep in good shape: Staying Well at Home Leaflet  This information from Family Links is also very useful:

We also have an Online Safety Advice page:

All parents/carers will be contacted regularly in the event of any school shutdown.

Further Information:

Highfields has an action plan in place for the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation. If you wish to receive a copy of our full action plan, please email the school: We also have a full risk assessment which can be viewed here: Covid-19 Schools Settings Risk Assessment – Highfields

A summary of our Action Plan can be viewed below and here

Parents/carers may find it helpful to read through this with their young people.