CST schools are currently only open to vulnerable children and children of critical workers

Below are various links and information for all CST schools:

Information for parents and carers (September 2020)

Letter to all parents and carers sent on 9th July 

Letter to all parents and carers sent on 18th May

Letter to all parents and carers sent on 20th March

Letter to all parents and carers sent on 19th March

Letter to all parents and carers sent on 13th March 

Information on the gov.uk website

Relevant information for parents and carers on the reopening of schools and other educational settings is available here.  

Department for Education Helpline

The Department for Education has a helpline to answer
questions about COVID-19 specifically related to education. Staff, parents
and young people can use the helpline using the details below:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Mon to Fri)

Good hygiene

Short NHS films for guidance and to teach young children how to wash their



Guidance for households with possible infection

If you think your child might have coronavirus, please follow the stay at home guidance available here: Link

In summary you need to:

  1. Stay home: do not send your child to school if they, or someone in their household, are displaying symptoms of coronavirus
  2. Book a test if they are displaying symptoms. Information on how to book a test is available here: Link
  3. Provide details of anyone they have been in contact with if they test positive or if asked by NHS Test and Trace
  4. Self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone who develops coronavirus symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus. 
COVID-19 - Safeguarding update

Whilst KCSIE remains the key statutory document for all schools, there is
now an interim guidance during the coronavirus outbreak:


Please see individual schools for their appendix to the CST Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.