This webpage has been set up to provide updates and information about the precautions and plans Slindon College is taking and making in relation to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. We are continually monitoring the situation and are taking a dynamic approach to this complex and changing picture.
Information for parents, pupils and staff Autumn Term 2021.
- The College’s priority at all times is the safety of pupils and staff.
- Pupils and staff should follow public health advice on when to elf-isolate and what to do. They should not come into College if they have symptoms or have had a positive test.
- Staff and pupils will continue to be tested twice weekly.
- The wearing of masks and face shields is required in communal areas of the College.
- The Heads of Houses will remain the initial contact for any pastoral concerns and support.
- The College's Time To Talk sessions will be offered to all pupils.
- Pupils who are unable to attend face to face learning will be expected to continue remote learning, as outlined in the Headmaster’s portal message.
At this time we ask visitors and prospective parents to contact our Admissions Officer for the most up to date information regarding visits and trials.
It is imperative that you keep yourself up to date via the Parent Portal as all messages regarding the College is sent through this platform. If you have any issues with using the Parent Portal please contact our ICT Manager.
Following a recent update to the Chrome Browser some parents experienced issues accessing the Portal. Do please try deleting your cache and cookies if you are having problems loading the Portal messages.
Our College Crisis Team is effectively our Senior Leadership Team including the Headmaster, Bursar, Deputy Head and Assistant Head. We continue to monitor and implement official government and Public Health England guidance in relation to the coronavirus to ensure our College community is in the best possible position to avoid contamination.
"The College’s priority at all times is the safety of pupils and staff."
Senior Leadership Team
Parent Feedback on Remote Learning
"Thank you for your excellent online teaching, [our son] can manage it. So glad to see him [putting in] effort to complete tasks."
Overseas Pupil Parent
"I just want to say a big thank you [to] all the staff for helping us through a really difficult time and for constantly communicating and advising [...] it is really appreciated."
Parent of Year 7 Pupil
"Thanks so much for this, it is all really useful! [...] Thank you for keeping in touch and for all the great resources."
Parent of Year 11 Pupil
"I must say that the online ( google Classroom) was a very positive move that kept the boys in education as well as the family contact with other boys and the teaching staff. We appreciate the effort and I believe together we’ll see the boys through and watch them reach their full potential."
Parent of Year 7 Pupil
"I was listening in today to your [remote learning] and was very impressed with [my son's] engagement!"
Parent of Year 8 Pupil
Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms.
Public Health England have produced a letter and informational leaflet for parents of schoolchildren. The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing. Click here to read the letter and leaflet.
"We think the staff [at Slindon College] are dealing with the Covid situation really well, navigating through constantly changing legislation. We really appreciate all the extra work you have to do every day now to ensure the school is a safe environment for the boys, and for all the communication keeping us up to date."
Parents of Pupil - October 2020
COVID-19 Self-isolation Information
Please watch this video for information about Coronavirus: