Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice

We understand that the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) can cause anxiety for many of our families and staff in school. In light of continuing Government updates and advice, we can provide the following information for your reference. This page is updated regularly.

Please be assured that we are taking all necessary steps to mitigate the risks of the virus spreading in school.

As always, if you have any questions or want to discuss the concerns in more detail, then please contact a member of staff in school. We thank you for your understanding and support during this unique and challenging time.



Whole School Risk Assessment

Click here to read our whole school COVID-19 Risk Assessment - updated January 2021.



Letters sent home


Summer Term 2021

Family Update - 16th July 2021

Family Update - 9th July 2021

Family Update - 2nd July 2021

Family Update - 25th June 2021

Family Update - 18th June 2021

Family Update - 11th June 2021

Family Update - 28th May 2021

Family Update - 21st May 2021

Family Update - 14th May 2021

Family Update - 7th May 2021

Family Update - 23rd April 2021


Spring Term 2021

Family Update - 1st April 2021

Letter to parents/carers from Staffordshire County Council RE: School testing flow chart 26th March 2021

Letter to parents/carers from Staffordshire County Council RE: COVID-19 Testing 26th March 2021

Family Update - 26th March 2021

Family Update - 19th March 2021

Family Update - 11th March 2021

Family Update - 5th March 2021

Family Update - 26th February 2021

Family Update - 12th February 2021

Family Update - 5th February 2021

Letter to parents/carers from Staffordshire County Council regarding vaccinations position statement special schools - 5th February 2021

Family Update - 29th January 2021

Family Update - 22nd January 2021

Family Update - 15th January 2021

Family Update - 8th January 2021

Parent Letter - 5th January 2021


Autumn Term 2 2020

Parent Letter - 18th December 2020

Family Update - 18th December 2020

Family Update 11th December 2020

Family Update - 4th December 2020

Parent Letter - 9th December 2020

Family Update - 20th November 2020

Family Update - 13th November 2020

Family Update - 6th November 2020

Parent Letter - 2nd November 2020 


Autumn Term 1 2020

Family Update - 23rd October 2020

COVID-19 absence: A quick guide for parents / carers - 23rd September 2020

Parents carers letter - from Cllr Price and Dr Harling - 23.9.20

Return to Sleepover Club Risk Assessment - September 2020

Family Update - 11th September 2020

Symptom Checker - 8th September 2020

Family Update - 4th September 2020

Family Update - 26th August 2020



Information from the Department for Education

The Department for Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The latest guidance for education and child care settings is available here: 




General Resources from Central Government, NHS,etc..

(Saxon Hill Academy are not responsible for the content of external websites)

NHS Information: Coronavirus Overview - 

NHS 111: 

UK Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response - 

UK Government: Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19) - 

UK Government: Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - 



Local Children’s Safeguarding Board

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern about a child please contact:

First Response: 0800 1313 126
Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm


Outside office hours: 0345 604 2886




Charities and Helplines

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)


Young Minds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


NHS helplines for conditions such as Stress, Anxiety and Depression can be found on the following link: 

Asthma UK: Coronavirus help and advice: 



Local Foodbank Information



Telephone: 01543 253003



Telephone: 01827 302434



Telephone: 01543 422394



Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) Annual Review Meetings:

Please see the 'how to guide' below which explains how to access Microsoft Teams. Meetings can take place over the phone or via Microsoft Teams, whichever is preferred by parents/carers. 

If you have any questions, please contact George Turner. 

Microsoft Teams Guide for Parents/Carers