An independent school and nursery in Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex for boys and girls aged 2-11

Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

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Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

07:20 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

01245 223131

enquiries@heathcoteschool.co.uk

Coronavirus Information

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Up to date information for parents and children

Heathcote School is taking our responsibilities for our children and staff very seriously and are adhering to the guidance of Public Health England, the Department for Education and the Independent School Association.  We are holding regular meetings to adapt as the situation develops to ensure we keep our children safe.  We are managing our response in a way that is proportionate, calm and informed.  We will update this page regularly as the situation develops and / or as we implement further measures to keep our community safe.

Latest advice

Following the guidance from the UK Government on Tuesday 18th March, it is with great sadness that we report we will close to the majority of pupils after Twilight Club on Friday 20th March 2020. We remain open for our pupils of key workers and have contacted our parents regarding this.  We are hopeful this will be for a short period including the Easter holiday. It is our intention to open as soon as we possibly can with due regard to guidance and health and safety.

Government advice is now to stay at home.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Ensure you are using trusted sources if you are using the internet to find out information regarding coronavirus – a number of sources on social media stating to be from “a family friend who is a doctor” are false.  Recommended sources are NHS or UK Government Response including the links in the “Useful Links” section below.

Off-site teacher-led learning

Information on how off-site teacher-led learning has been implemented has been sent out via ParentMail.  Further information will be posted in the parent protected area of the website shortly.  Please complete and send back the consent form as quickly as possible to enable pupils to receive training.

Residential Trips

The residential trips are being postponed until later in the year, information has been provided to parents via ParentMail.

Holiday Club

Sadly, our Easter holiday club has been cancelled.  It is our intention to re-open as soon as we possibly can with due regard to guidance and health and safety.

Cleansing of school

We maintain high standards of cleaning and maintenance across our whole site and are taking extra precautions to avoid contamination.