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February Half Term Please note the School will close on Friday 18th February 2022 at 3.30pm and will re-open on Monday 28th February 2022 at 8.45am..

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Marchbank Free School opened in September 2013 and offers a full time, creative curriculum in line with the primary national curriculum. We offer education to children aged from 5 to 11 years within a fabulous setting which allows us to offer a nurturing environment where children can feel a sense of belonging and strive to reach their potential.

Message for parents/carers of pupils attending: Haughton Academy – Springfield Academy – Gurney Pease Academy – Beaumont Hill Academy – Marchbank Free School

The Government rules on self-isolation are set to change next week.

From Monday 17 January 2022, people who are self-isolating with Covid-19 will be able to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days, if they test negative on a lateral flow device (LFD) on both day 5 and day 6 of their isolation period and they do not have a temperature. 

For pupils, this means that from Monday, if they are self-isolating because of Covid-19, they can take a test on the morning of day 5 of their self-isolation period and the morning of day 6, and if both tests are negative, they can return to school immediately on day 6.

The Government recommends that the first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period and the second must be taken the following day.  All tests should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If either test is positive, pupils should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days, or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is the earlier.

If pupils are unable to take LFD tests, or they are still symptomatic (e.g. they have a temperature), they will need to complete the full 10-day period of self-isolation.

We will continue to monitor the Government's guidelines and will update you on any changes.  For further information please follow the link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/self-isolation-...

New, temporary measures have been introduced by the Government in response to the new Omicron variant of coronavirus.  Guidance for schools and academies has been updated, and in line with this guidance, our top priority continues to be the delivery of face-to-face, high quality education to all pupils.

The following arrangements are in place from January 2022:

The Trust will maintain control measures by:

Other measures may also be in place in specific settings, such as one-way systems for circulation around the building and staggered timings for lessons, breaks and lunchtimes. We continue to take the health and safety of our pupils, staff and visitors very seriously, and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Further Government guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Complaints
We are committed to dealing with any concerns/ complaints you may have about your child’s education as quickly and effectively as possible. If you have a concern/ complaint please do not hesitate to contact us so that your concern/ complaint can be forwarded to the correct member of staff. The person dealing with your concern/ complaint will contact you, in a timely manner, to discuss your concerns further. Leaders and Governors are committed to resolving your concerns/ complaints to your satisfaction.

Tel:- 01325 254670 / mobile: 07985478799 

email:- admin@marchbankfreeschool.org.uk 

Marchbank Free School

Barnes Road

Darlington

DL3 9BL

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