COVID-19 Latest School Information
2 Dec 2020
Last updated 2 December 2020
We are delighted to welcome visitors back to our school site for Covid-secure tours of the Upper.
Please register your interest in a tour by completing the form here and a member of the admissions team will contact you with further details and available dates.
In the meantime, please take a look at our Upper online prospectus and Sixth Form online prospectus which feature films, audio clips and lots more information to help you to understand more about the school and Sixth Form respectively.
You are welcome to register your interest in a tour at the Prep or Pelican by completing the form here or by emailing email@example.com or PelicanSchoolSec@perse.co.uk respectively.
However, you can also view our Prep online prospectus or download an electronic version of our Pelican prospectus to find out more about what we have to offer.
Applications for September 2021 entry across our schools have closed.
Information for Perse parents
We are following all relevant Department for Education, Public Health England and health and safety advice to operate Covid-secure sites.
If your child feels unwell, please refer to the Quick guide for parents – Covid-19, for actions you need to take.
For further information on our Covid-19 health and safety advice, please click here.
For our Covid-19 risk assessment, please click here.
For our Covid-19 code of conduct, please click here.
For our Covid-19 equality impact assessment, please click here.
If you do need to come on to the school site, you will be asked to wear a face covering for meetings inside and use hand gel on arrival and encouraged to regularly wash your hands. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time.
The 5 S’s
To keep pupils and staff safe, we will follow the 5 S’s at all times.
Face coverings are mandatory at the Upper in communal mixed year group spaces such as corridors, stairwells, changing rooms, toilets, the medical centre, the library and the Main Hall lunch queues.
Face coverings are optional in lessons and year group bubble spaces such as the Sixth Form Centre and Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
Face coverings are not be required for indoor sport/exercise, music rehearsals or instrumental lessons where pupils/staff are more than 2m apart, or when food and drink are being consumed.
Face coverings do not need to be worn outside (with the exception of lunch queues), or by pupils and staff who are exempt.
Face coverings are not required at the Pelican and Prep (except for visitors).
Any pupil or member of staff can wear a face covering at any time as a matter of personal choice.
After careful consideration, the decision has been taken that the school bus service and the daily shuttle buses between Prep/Pelican and Prep/Upper will cease temporarily during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This decision has been taken with regret, but The Perse has concluded that the operation of a bus service which brings together in close proximity children from different year groups and different Perse schools is not consistent with the bubble infection control measures recommended to combat Covid-19.
The situation will remain under review and the school is committed to reinstating the bus service and shuttle buses as soon as reasonably possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.