COVID-19 Latest School Information
15 Jan 2021
Last updated 15 January 2021
Reporting positive Covid-19 test results
To report a positive Covid test result please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please report positive cases, even if your child is remote learning.
Critical worker and online learning provision
The Pelican, Prep and Upper are open for all pupils who have booked places in the critical worker and vulnerable children programme.
In keeping with government guidance, the Pelican Nursery is also open.
All other pupils will be taught via our home learning (remote teaching) system and should not come into school. For more information on our home learning provision across the Pelican, Prep and Upper, please click here.
In line with government guidance, The Perse has also rolled out its Covid-19 asymptomatic mass testing programme to onsite staff and pupils at the Upper.
For our Covid-19 testing privacy notice, please click here.
Entrance testing for entry to the Pelican, Prep and Upper School in September 2021
The Pelican admission sessions for Nursery entry will be held following half term in the weeks commencing Monday 22 and Monday 1 March 2021. Parents will be contacted directly with further details on times and dates soon.
The Prep entrance tests for Year 3 entry will be conducted via individual online sessions throughout January 2021. Parents will be contacted directly by the Prep with further details on times and dates.
The Prep entrance tests for Year 4, 5 and 6 entry are scheduled to take place on Saturday 30 January at 10am and full details will be issued via email by 22 January.
Year 7 tests for the Upper are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 26 January at 10am and full details will be issued via email by 21 January.
Year 9 tests for the Upper are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 27 January at 10am and full details will be issued via email by 22 January.
In-person tours of the Pelican, Prep and Upper School will not be taking place at the current time.
However, you can view our Prep online prospectus, our Upper online prospectus and Sixth Form online prospectus, which feature lots of films and podcasts about life at our schools. You can also download an electronic version of our Pelican prospectus.
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.
The Perse Upper will operate Covid-secure measures for pupils in school. These include:-
- The requirement for all students and staff to wear face coverings inside wherever it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance unless pupils/staff are exempt.
- Due to the stay-at-home rules, no pupil may leave the site during the school day except for a legitimate purpose such as a medical appointment or travelling to/from home. Pupils who do not pay for a school lunch should bring a packed lunch from home.
- Year group assemblies will operate online.
- Adults must keep a 2m social distance from each other.
- Strict adherence to HANDS, FACE, SPACE, VENTILATION advice.
- Only activities on the Upper, Prep, Pelican and Abington sites can go ahead. All off-site activities are cancelled. From Monday 18 January 2021, on-site extra-curricular activities will resume as scheduled.
- Face coverings should be worn in communal spaces (such as common room, Sixth Form Centre, Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, lunch queues, corridors and stairs).
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.