COVID-19: Coronavirus Update

Here you will find everything you need to know in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and how it affects schools. You will also see what we as a school are doing about it.


For more information, head to our letters page.

8 June Update

The linked PPT outlines the information that all students have received on their return to school on Tuesday, 8th June.  This was given to ensure that we remain as safe as possible as we enter the last half-term in this academic year and to support the move to teaching in department rooms.

Along with the updated Risk Assessment, it offers details for families about the steps we continue to take to maximise safety measures while also providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

Virtual Assemblies

It has been a year since we switched to daily virtual assemblies. This compilation video takes a look back at all of the amazing work Waddesdon staff and students have put into making these assemblies happen. Despite being physically separate, our daily assemblies have enabled us to remain firmly together.

Full School Re-Opening: March 8th 2021

We have published to parents a full plan for the re-opening of the school, including the process for running asymptomatic testing.  If you have any questions relating to the full re-opening, please contact us via

Remote Learning

We have switched delivery of our curriculum and pastoral support on-line as required during the latest National Lockdown.  We recognise the challenges of supporting your children with remote learning and do not underestimate the emotional demands that this will place on you and your children.  Our job is to work with you on this and to support all of our students’ needs as best as we can.

We will respond to any individual enquiries or concerns as swiftly as we are able.

Students will register daily to receive support from their friends and also to stay in contact with their form teacher.  Should you wish to contact your child’s Head of Year, you can do this by sending an email to the Office email address.  The lessons will be a blend of ‘live’ lessons delivered through Microsoft Teams and work set on Show My Homework.  Research from the Education Endowment Fund indicates that this blend of approaches will best support your son or daughter.  It also reflect parental preference as recorded through the survey sent out at the end of the first Lockdown.

If you need to talk to us about your child working in school during this period, please email the Office email address.  Your email will be forwarded to Mr Sturla.

School Closure

In our continued efforts to keep you fully up-to-date during this time, we have put together a short video which gives you a flavour of how we have implemented elements of our Risk Assessment into our routines at Waddesdon School.

In the event of school closure, all students are expected to complete the online work set by their teachers on ‘Show My Homework’ each day, unless they are unable to do so through illness. Please send any queries to

Regular updates will be given via letters and newsletters which will be posted below.

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