Coronavirus Information

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

Covid-19 Student Self Testing

All students participating in the lateral flow tests will be given a set of home-test kits after their third test in school.

Please see the video below for how to set up the kit at home. The test kits all have an instruction leaflet inside as well.

Remote Education Provision

All information relating to our provision of remote education can be found on our Remote Learning page:

where you can also download our detailed guide to our home learning provision: Derby_Cathedral_School_Remote_Learning_Provision_2020_21.pdf

Government Guidance for Schools

Government guidance has been issued for all schools to follow for a full re-opening in September and has been updated since the announcement about schools returning from 8th March. The full guidance can be found here: 

Government guidance has been updated and the self-isolation period is now 10 days for anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms and who tests positive for the virus and their contacts.

Specific information for parents/carers produced by the government can be found here:

Our risk assessment has been updated accordingly after each government update.

Risk Assessments

Our updated risk assessment for the March opening for all students can be found here:


Previous risk assessments:

Our risk assessment for the January opening for vulnerable students and children of keyworkers can be found here:


Our updated risk assessment for the December Tier 3 update can be found here:


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

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

Covid Catch-Up Premium

Please see the link for our plan that details how we are spending our Covid catch-up premium: DERBY_CATHEDRAL_SCHOOL_DDAT_Catch_Up_Premium_Form_14_12_20.pdf

Information Documents

A detailed information letter and a summary leaflet were emailed to all parents/carers and a paper copy posted home at the start of term. Please take time to read these with your child/children. Further letters throughout the year have been emailed to all parents/carers. If you wish to have a paper copy, please email

You can also view the September letters here:

Information letter: Sept_Opening_Letter_to_Parents_17_7_20.pdf

Summary leaflet: Sept_opening_parent_leaflet.pdf