Parent update – Coronavirus

Dear Parent/Carer,

Continuing learning in light of Coronavirus

You will be well aware of the rapidly changing situation across the country due to the Coronavirus. As you know schools, in line with everyone else, are following national guidance which in itself is necessarily changing on a daily basis. More information is available from the NHS at

At the moment, all schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres remain open. However, over the next few days and weeks, it is possible that an increased number of pupils and staff will catch the virus and have to stay at home.  This will mean whole families having to stay at home for long periods of time, unable to come to school or go to work.

To help with our planning to continue to offer opportunities for learning we would be grateful if you could take 1 minute to answer the questions via the following link:

St. Mark’s Continuing Learning Questionnaire

I know this is a worrying time for everyone. I want to assure you that we are working hard to plan for different situations and to continue providing learning and teaching for our children. It is also important to note that we are following an updated business continuity plan and that certain aspects of school life will be altered for the children. For example, we will not deliver whole school assemblies to avoid having too many children in close proximity. We will, of course, continue our Lenten prayer focus with our thoughts and prayers focussed on all those affected by the Coronavirus. I would like to thank our dedicated staff team in St. Mark’s who are making every effort to reassure the children and to continue supporting each and every child in their learning.

We will continue to communicate with you through our usual channels on the arrangements for your child, including any information we have about the plans for children making their sacraments. Please follow the updates provided through the school and Council social media sites.


Yours sincerely,

Anthony Hutcheson

Head Teacher