Coronavirus and School Closure

The Department for Education (DfE) has closed all schools as part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Every child who can be safely cared for at home should stay at home.

The Cotswold School is closed until further notice, except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. From mid-June, some face-to-face time with teachers will be in place for students in Year 10 and Year 12. More information can be found here.

Lessons for all other students continue while teachers and students work from home. Teachers are setting work for their classes according to the usual timetable, using Show My Homework.

GCSE, AS, A Level and BTEC examinations will not go ahead. The Government has published information here about what this means for assessment for Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students.

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Keeping you safe on the school site

Essential points for students and families returning to school in June-July 2020
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Year 10 and Year 12

Read our Guidance for partial reopening of school for Year 10 and Year 12 students
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Year 12 timetable 15 June - 17 July 2020

Your timetable of classes and Year 12 examinations
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Behaviour Policy addendum during Covid-19

Promoting positive behaviour for yourself and others, to protect health
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UK Government coronavirus website

Further information on protecting yourself and others; school closure; and cancellation of exams
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If you are worried about the welfare or safety of any child in our school community

email update to our Safeguarding Policy during Covid-19 restrictions is here.

Mental health and e-safety

Experts suggest routine, exercise and using social media responsibly are key ways to protect mental health.

For more information and links to advice, go to our e-safety page and check this mental health guidance.

Message from Will Morgan, Principal

“Thank you to every member of our school community for your support in these unprecedented times. The way we deliver education has had to adapt, but it will follow the same principles as it ever has. The values of friendship and knowledge underpin all that we do and must continue to guide us.”

If you need to contact the school during this period of closure, please email

Provision for vulnerable children and the children of key workers

The school is closed to all students with the exception of vulnerable children (those with a social worker and those with an Education, Health and Care Plan) and the children of identified key workers. The Government has defined key workers here.

The overriding principle, which must be followed in the first instance, is that every child who can be safely cared for at home, should stay at home.

Home-based learning

Teachers will set work for all students, following our existing timetable, using Show My Homework. Teachers will be able to see work done and communicate with pupils on this system. Students have been shown how this will operate. Use our Show My Homework guide for parents.

Please email the teacher concerned if you have questions, who will  respond as soon as they can during normal school hours.

Students can also use the attached Home-Based Learning activities and try some new projects.

Provision for children who usually have free school meals

We are doing everything we can to make sure eligible pupils have continued access to free school meals, which we are providing through a supermarket voucher scheme. If you have any questions, please email