BVGS Coronavirus Action Planning

BVGS Coronavirus Action Planning

Following the government advice issued on Thursday 12th March, we thought it appropriate to issue a section on our website which specifically details the actions we as a school have taken since the Coronavirus outbreak.


As of the latest government statement of 5.30pm on Wednesday 18th, school has been ordered to close when school finishes on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future, for ‘the vast majority of pupils’.


As per the latest government guidance, we will still be providing education on site for children of parents or carers categorised as ‘key-workers’ and for vulnerable children.  The government has now released its definition of key-workers. It is a rather extensive list, which comprises jobs in the following broad categories:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Key public services
  • Local and national government
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public safety and national security
  • Transport
  • Utilities, communication and financial services

Please find exact specifications of these categories following this link:


There will also be onsite education for vulnerable children. These children are:

  • Those with a social worker
  • Those with Education, Health and Care Plans (a legal document which describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require)


This document below is a ‘go-to’ place which details all the actions taken and communications distributed are listed. Up-to-date as of 10.30am on Thursday 19th March.


Please follow this link here to download the PDF document.


Please find links here to all the whole-school letters which have sent home detailing the school’s COVID-19 contingency planning:

Friday 20th March- Please Read and Respond Accordingly 


Thursday 19th March- URGENT information: school to close for ‘the vast majority of pupils


Wednesday 18th March-  For Parents who have a severe disease or are immunocompromised


Tuesday 17th March – Accessing lessons from home for students who are ill or self-isolating

Tuesday 17th March- Statment: BVGS Open 

Tuesday 17th March- Year 7 and 8 MEP Afterschool Postponed


Monday 16th March- Year 8 Parents Evening Cancelled


Friday 13th March- Postponing ‘Teechers’ 

Friday 13th March- Postponing PTFA Quiz


Thursday 12th March- Contingency planning in the case of closure