CORONAVIRUS – Latest Updates

LATEST UPDATE – Letter from the Headteacher 29 June 2020

UPDATE FROM 1 June 2020 – Letter from the Headteacher 1 June 2020

UPDATE FROM 22 May 2020 – Letter from the Headteacher 22 May 2020

UPDATE FROM 6 May 2020 – Letter from the Headteacher 6 May 2020

UPDATE FROM 22 April 2020 – Letter from the Headteacher 22 April 2020

UPDATE FROM 3 April 2020-Letter from the Headteacher – update on week 2.

Please see a letter on Keeping Children Safe Online during COVID-19

Wellbeing – please click HERE to view a letter from the Headteacher.

UPDATE  FROM 27 March 2020 – Letter from the Headteacher – update on week 1.

Coronavirus and Exams

Please click HERE to read the latest announcement.



Here at Maplewell Hall School, we are following all the advice given by Leicestershire County Council’s Public Health team and the Department for Education (DfE).

In addition, we have made the following decisions in the best interests of students, staff and visitors:

  • We will NOT be allowing visitors or parents/carers into the school building unless absolutely essential
  • Taxi/bus drivers, escorts, and parents/carers, will NOT be permitted to enter the school building
  • School staff will bring students to parent’s/carer’s vehicles at the end of the school day
  • Maplewell will NOT be taking part in any off-site activities
  • AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS and EXTRA TUITION will be CANCELLED. All students are to go home by 3.30pm
  • Students will be washing their hands on a regular basis throughout the school day.

For more detailed information and advice on the above, we will be updating our NEWS PAGE on a regular basis, as well as using WEDUC.

Please see below the latest we have received from the DfE, with a dedicated helpline and helpful website links.

Please click HERE to see the letter we have sent home.

Message from the DfE:

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

·        No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

New guidance for employers

The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: