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Covid-19 attendance update September 2021

Any child with symptoms of Covid-19 cannot attend school. Symptomatic individuals need to take a PCR test to confirm their Covid status, and if negative and feeling well, individuals can return to school. If they test positive, then the specified period of self-isolation must be followed. Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case, and advised to take a PCR test. They should continue to attend school as normal.

We ask that you keep our office staff informed of any family positive cases, so we can continue to monitor the risk of infection across our school, and should they be required, reinstate additional precautions. If you have to self-isolate because you have tested positive, and you cannot get your child to school, please let us know, so we can see how we can support you with this. As children are not required to self-isolate, it is now acceptable for you to ask fellow friends/neighbours who are bringing their children to school to help you with this. Please let us know if we can support you in any way.

Any child, who cannot attend school due to Covid-19, will receive remote learning from the school. It is important that you inform us when this is the case as soon as possible so we can supply you with remote learning quickly. Email with this information.


At Cirencester Primary School we are totally committed to promoting the welfare and learning of your child through regular school attendance. We know that every day lost to education can have a serious impact on your child’s attainment and overall progress in school. We are therefore fully committed to promoting excellent attendance by fostering a love of school as well as providing an environment and ethos where children feel safe and can build positive relationships with each other.


If your child is to reach his or her full potential it is important that they attend regularly and are punctual. When a child is too ill to attend school or has a doctor's appointment please let us know as soon as possible. You can call into school, telephone on 01285 658550 or e-mail: Please help us to reduce our absences by making non essential appointments out of school hours and taking vacations in the school holiday period.


Our school Attendance Officer is Mrs C Baggus, Deputy Head Teacher. Please contact her via the school office or email if you wish to discuss any aspects of your child's attendance. 


Please see our school Attendance Policy on our policies page for detailed information on our policies and procedures related to attendance. In addition to this policy, there are some useful documents for your information further down this page. There are copies of all leaflets in the school office should you want a paper copy.