Warden Park Primary Academy, New England Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3JR

01444 451264

Warden Park Primary

'Reach for the Stars'

Update 15 - 11th September





Parental feedback form - please share your feedback on the full re-opening of WPPA




Below are a few points of importance to update you on:

Public Health England:

Headteachers have been asked by Public Health England to pass on some information to parents in relation to Covid-19 testing procedures and I would be grateful if you could note the below points:

  • PHE are currently concerned that their capacity for testing may be overrun if too many people present for tests unnecessarily. This happened in Scotland when schools there reopened. 

  • As schools and colleges across England return, pupils and students may feel unwell for example with a sore throat, stomach upset or a headache. These pupils and students don’t need to book a test but may need to stay off school or college and seek medical advice through their GP or pharmacist as usual.

I am sure that you will be alert to this and you are best placed to make judgements each morning about your child’s fitness for school. 

What to do if your child displays symptoms:

Please do not send your child into school if they are displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19. These symptoms 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.

The government guidance regarding symptoms is clear, if anyone in a household develops any of the above symptoms, then the entire household should self-isolate and the person(s) with symptoms should get tested. 

If your child has a Covid-19 test:

Negative result

          Positive result

  • Your child can end self-isolation and return to school.

  • If your child tests positive, please contact the academy with this information as we will need to contact Public Health England.

  • Keep self-isolating for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started.

If someone in your household, other than your child, has a Covid-19 test:


Negative result 

    Positive result

  • Your child can end self-isolation and return to school.

  • Your child must continue to self-isolate for 14 days. The 14 days for your child starts from the day when the person who tested positive developed symptoms.

  • Please contact the academy to alert them to the absence.

  • If during the 14 days your child develops symptoms, then please arrange a test for your child.


What happens in the event of a positive test for Covid-19 in a student or member of staff:

In the event of me being notified of a positive test, I will be in contact with Public Health England who will take the lead in deciding the appropriate level of response. Most likely this will be for identified close contacts to self-isolate and the information I provide Public Health England will help them decide on the scale of this.