COVID-19 Latest School Information
26 Mar 2020
Last updated 26 March 2020
Information for Perse Parents:
Key Worker provision
The school sites are ONLY open to pupils who are classified as the children of Key Workers, and those children who are vulnerable. All Key Worker parents are being asked to book a place at school for their child on a weekly basis.
Our key worker provision will operate from 8.am – 5.30pm on weekdays including the Easter holidays, including the bank holidays (subject to demand). Any questions about the key work provision should be directed to Gavin Richards (GARichards@Perse.co.uk).
Perse parents should check their PersePost account for full details.
We are very conscious that these are anxious times in which families face many personal, financial and health concerns. These could be made worse by social isolation and the disruption of normal routines. To help with all of the above, tutors will make contact with their tutees during the Easter break, and if necessary arrange for tutees to speak to a member of our pastoral staff.
We have also set up an email account email@example.com which parents can use if they have concerns about their children or want advice.
The Perse is aware that the Covid-19 pandemic is causing financial hardship for many families.
In response to the pandemic, The Perse is extending its existing hardship bursary scheme and making it available across all three schools. Families with children at the Pelican, Prep and Upper are eligible to apply for means-tested assistance if they are suffering financial distress and experiencing difficulties paying the termly fees as a result of the current situation.
If you would like further information in order to apply for a means-tested hardship bursary, please contact Bursary-Application@perse.co.uk
The Perse School sites are now closed to all other pupils. Pupils are taking part in a range of other learning activities at home, including virtual learning. All parents and pupils have been sent further details of how they can access home learning tasks and resources.
Parents can access the home learning page here.
The government has indicated that no public exams will take place this summer. We will update parents as soon as we have further clarity on exactly how pupils will be awarded their grades.
Tours of the Pelican, Prep and Upper (including Sixth Form) are currently on hold due to the coronavirus. We hope to resume tours later in the year.
Applications to join the Pelican, Prep and Upper School in September 2021 close on 1 December 2020.
Applications for entry into the Lower Sixth in September 2021 is 9 November 2020, so there is plenty of time to visit the school before our deadline.
If you have any urgent questions regarding school admissions for the Upper School please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding admissions to the Prep should be emailed to Prephmsec@perse.co.uk and for the Pelican email PelicanSchoolSec@Perse.co.uk
Visitors to the school
The school is taking very proactive measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.
In light of the government’s latest advice, we are restricting all visitors to our school site.
Please do not come to the school if you or anyone in your immediate family is experiencing symptoms detailed on the NHS coronavirus information page which can be found here.
If you do need to come onto the school site you will be asked to use hand gel on arrival and encouraged to regularly wash your hands. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.