Keeping Everyone Safe - when should I keep my child off school?

If your child shows any symptoms of COVID they must not attend school and it is really important that you inform the school immediately. Please refer to our visual guide for parents for further advice COVID guidance for parents

You must then book a PCR test via NHS and inform school of the result as soon as possible. Please keep the school informed via email ( or telephone (02476 302004)

If you need any support to make these decisions please do not hesitate to contact the school for advice.

Please click here to see a copy of the school’s latest COVID Operational Risk Assessment January 2022

COVID-19 Symptoms

If any child develops a new, persistent cough, high temperature, headache or loss of sense of taste or smell, they should stay at home. Parents should follow recommendations outlined in the official government advice.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

For more information click on the NHS image opposite

Children Isolating or Shielding

You will also find resources on the Home Learning pages of our website to help pupils while they learn from home.

Dropping off and collecting children

In order to facilitate social distancing at the start and end of the school day we have made some changes to start and end times for different year groups.  We have also opened up additional entrances, please click here to see the details.

If you do need to come onto the school site please ensure that you leave by the same entrance that you entered.

Dropping off or collecting more than one child

If you have children in different year groups please ensure you do not cut across the school grounds to get to different entrances, you must drop off or collect one child and then walk around the outside of the school site to arrive at the next drop off or collection point.  The staggered start and finish times should help to manage this.

Wearing face masks

Unless exempt, parents and carers are required to wear a face mask whenever they visit the school site, including dropping off and collecting children. 

Please remember that parents and carers have a responsibility to maintain their own social distancing and not use the school gates and surrounding area as a place to gather, as this puts our community at risk.

Contacting Class Teachers

We appreciate that with social distancing measures in place it will be harder to have face-to-face contact with your child’s class teacher.  We believe that having a strong working relationship between you and your child’s class teacher is key to ensuring that your child thrives during their time at Willenhall Primary School and as a result we have set up additional email contacts for you to use to contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions or queries.


We welcome visitors to Willenhall Community Primary School.  Our priority is to ensure our school remains a safe place for children, staff and all other members of our school community.

All visitors arriving at school should be by appointment only.  Visitors are required to wear a face mask while they are in school and to take a lateral flow test on the same day that they are visiting school, prior to arrival.  You will receive an email invitation, if you accept the invitation you will then receive a QR code to scan on arrival at school to sign in.

Please ensure that you are familiar with our COVID-19 Safety Advice for Visitors before your visit.

What the Nursery classroom looks like:

What the Reception classroom looks like:

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‘CO’ for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, ‘D’ for disease and ’19’ for 2019 (the year of discovery)

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