Coronavirus: COVID-19: Updates

Information for Students

The College remains open to students and you should continue to attend and to follow your individual timetable on your student profile unless you have been advised otherwise by a doctor and it has been agreed with College due to a long-term health condition.

You must not come to College and must self-isolate immediately if:

  • you or anyone in your household have symptoms of Covid-19, including a high temperature, a new and persistent cough or loss of sense of taste or smell
  • You have tested positive for Covid-19
  • Anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19
  • NHS Track and Trace service or the NHS app has told you to self-isolate

If you do have to self-isolate in accordance with official advice, please notify the College through Faculty Administration or 01962 857540. Tell us if you have been told the date you can return and keep us updated if you become unwell. If you are isolating due to a case at home or a notification, you must get a test if you develop symptoms yourself.

If you test positive for Covid-19 your parent/carer must immediately notify Faculty Administration. A member of the College staff will then need to speak to you on the phone right away, so please ensure that your phone contact details are correct. We will need to talk to you about your movements in College.

Following Public Health England advice, any students who are considered to have been in ‘close contact’ will be informed directly by the College and are required to undertake a period of self-isolation. You will only be contacted if there is a need for you to self-isolate. This will be done by a member of College staff. If you have not been contacted and asked to self-isolate you do not need to worry or take any further action.

During any period of self-isolation students will be able to access their lessons via live streaming. Students should contact their teachers to ask about work that is being set and to ensure they have access to the Google live stream.

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure all members of the College community are kept safe, including: operating one way systems, social distancing; provision of sanitisers; designated year group study and social areas, enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day and at the start and end of lessons, face coverings being worn in corridors and communal areas to name but a few.

This website will be updated with general information. The College will contact you directly via email with any change in circumstance which will directly affect students.

 

Information for Parents and Guardians

Students are expected to attend College as usual unless they have been advised otherwise by a doctor and it has been agreed with College due to a long-term health condition. If they have suspected Covid-19 or may have been in contact with a confirmed case, they need to self-isolate following the guidelines above. During any period of self-isolation students will be able to access their lessons via live streaming.

If a student has been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in College, they will be contacted directly by a member of the College staff and told to self-isolate.

We will only contact parents or guardians in the event of a confirmed case which has direct implications for your son, daughter or ward. It is not possible for an asymptomatic student to take a test during isolation and come back early if it is negative; this is PHE advice as they may be incubating the disease and develop it at any time during the isolation period.

If your son/daughter/ward develops symptoms, please organise a test and notify Faculty Administration immediately if it is positive. A member of College staff will need to talk to the student about their movements in College.

This website will be updated with general information. The College will contact you directly via the parent portal should there be any change in circumstance which will directly affect your son, daughter or ward.

 

Admissions Interviews

The deadline for applications to the College for 2021 entry is Monday 14 December. We are continuing to conduct guidance interviews for applicants and for the majority of students for the foreseeable future these will be conducted online via video conferencing software. You will be contacted with a date, time and log in details for your guidance interview.

If you have any questions regarding your application to the College or your interview please contact the Admissions team on admissions@psc.ac.uk.

If you are interested in a Boarding place at the College please contact the Admissions team.