September Re-opening

Government guidance has been issued for all schools to follow for a full re-opening in September. The full guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

This page, along with email, paper post and school social media postings will keep parents/carers and students informed of our re-opening plans. Please do continue to check this page for any updates.

Government guidance was updated in August and has increased the period of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days for anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms and who tests positive for the virus.

Our risk assessment has been updated accordingly. This update will also be communicated to parents via email prior to 4th September.

Risk Assessments

Our updated risk assessment for the November National Lockdown can be found here: DCS_Covid_19_Full_reopening_of_Secondary_Schools_risk_assessment_5_11_20.pdf

Previous risk assessments:

Our updated risk assessment for September opening including change to face mask guidance can be found here: DCS_Covid_19_Full_reopening_of_Secondary_Schools_risk_assessment_1_9_20.pdf

Our risk assessment for full opening can be found here: DCS_Covid_19_Full_reopening_of_Secondary_Schools_risk_assessment_Aug_20.pdf

Our risk assessment for the student-tutor meetings (June/July 2020) can be found here: DCS_risk_assessment_June_2020.doc.pdf

Information Documents

A detailed information letter and a summary leaflet have been emailed to all parents/carers and a paper copy posted home. Please take time to read these with your child/children in preparation for our September return.

You can also view them here:

Information letter: Sept_Opening_Letter_to_Parents_17_7_20.pdf

Summary leaflet: Sept_opening_parent_leaflet.pdf