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Coronavirus information

Information on how coronavirus is affecting our services across the county and the latest updates

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Primary school closure alerts

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Secondary school closure alerts


  • The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

    School re-opening Monday 1st June 2020   Following a short period of closure the Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School re-opened on the 1st June 2020 to vulnerable and key-worker students.   This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.


  • Steiner School, Hereford

    The Steiner Academy Hereford in Much Dewchurch is closed to all pupils and staff on account of the Covid-19 virus. We currently have onsite provision for the children of key workers and vulnerable families. Please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead for more details about onsite provision or if you have any safeguarding concerns. If you have any questions or general enquiries please email:  info@steineracademyhereford.eu. The school office can be reached on 01981 540221.    


  • Weobley High School - Closed until further notice

    Children of key workers and vulnerable pupils are able to access joint provision at Weobley Primary School.


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Special school closure alerts


  • HPRS & H3 CLOSURE

    Due to current difficulties with capacity, both HPRS Centres (Aconbury & St. David’s) and H3 Provision will be closed from Monday 23rd March. Key worker parents are advised to contact the respective centre, should they have difficulties with care responsibilities. Ongoing remote support will continue to be offered to all families and pupils during this time. We will provide regular updates around the picture for future provision to parents and carers directly, as and when we have them.


  • Blackmarston School - Closed

    To address the risks to our school community and discussions with the Local Authority, the difficult decision has been made to close the school for an extended period of time. This is a precautionary move to ensure that the families can make the safest arrangements to protect themselves from exposure to the coronavirus, and to avoid hospital admissions. Blackmarston School will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. The school, in discussion with the Local Authority, will be reviewing the situation on a regular basis. The up-to-date information will be posted on the school website and we suggest that you check this on a regular basis.  


  • Barrs Court School CLOSURE

    To address the risks to our school community and discussions with the Local Authority, the difficult decision has been made to close the school for an extended period of time. This is a precautionary move to ensure that the families can make the safest arrangements to protect themselves from exposure to the coronavirus, and to avoid hospital admissions. Barrs Court School will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. The school, in discussion with the Local Authority, will be reviewing the situation on a regular basis. The up-to-date information will be posted on the school website and we suggest that you check this on a regular basis.


  • Westfield School closure 23.3.2020

    To address the risks to our school community and discussions with the Local Authority, the difficult decision has been made to close the school for an extended period of time. This is a precautionary move to ensure that the families can make the safest arrangements to protect themselves from exposure to the coronavirus, and to avoid hospital admissions. Westfield School will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. The school, in discussion with the Local Authority, will be reviewing the situation on a regular basis. The up-to-date information will be posted on the school website and we suggest that you check this on a regular basis.    


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School transport alerts


  • School and College Transport arrangements during COVID-19

      The Prime Minister has announced schools will continue to be open for students of key worker families, those with education, health and care plans and other vulnerable children, for example those open to children’s social care. The extent of the transport network required to facilitate this attendance is currently being assessed. To ensure transport is available from Monday for those students that do still need it the current network will continue. With the exception of transport to Barrs Court, Blackmarston, and Westfield Schools that are closed, school & college transport services will continue to operate as normal from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.  


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