Term Dates

Parents and carers should be aware that school closes on Friday 1st April for the Easter break.
We look forward to seeing pupils when school returns for the summer term on Tuesday 19th April.

Update: Living with Covid

March 2022

Dear Parents & Carers

As we move into what the Government is calling ‘Living with Covid’ we thought it appropriate to explain how this will affect Westbury Academy and ultimately your child.

As you are aware routine asymptomatic testing has been stopped, or is due to be stopped, in most areas of general life.

For special schools the guidance is different as follows:

Staff and secondary-aged pupils in SEND settings, alternative provision settings, and SEND units within mainstream settings, or equivalent in further education colleges, are advised to continue regular twice-weekly testing.

This makes the situation within our school with testing different to mainstream schools. Consequently, we will remain vigilant and have decided that:

  • Testing will continue twice weekly.
  • Where staff and pupils have Covid, we ask that they remain away from school until they have had two consecutive negative tests starting day 5.

These procedures will be reviewed on a regular basis and where changes are appropriate, we will inform parents and carers.

Obviously, we are all very keen to return to pre-Covid conditions as soon as possible and hope you understand as we move towards achieving this goal as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Lee Morgan
Principal

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