COVID-19 Catch Up Funding Plan

Following the 2020 lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have received an additional amount of money to provide catch-up support for those pupils that require it. At Holly Grove School, in order to utilise this additional funding in the best possible way, we have considered closely the research and advice put forward by the EEF and used timely assessments of both children’s academic and personal development needs to inform our decisions. The document below outlines our intentional spend with a rationale accompanying each decision.


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Holly Grove Remote Education Policy


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Coronavirus Contingency Plan

COVID-19 Information for Parents and Carers- Autumn Update

 Update 13.10.2021

Please continue to be aware of the COVID 19 symptoms

Please see the school’s COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan and also our Remote Learning Policy that sets out how we will ensure all pupils have access to high-quality education and support, to enable them to make progress against their individual targets.
Additionally, click here for our School Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Checklist.

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What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19 

If anyone develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared as advised in

You can arrange for testing for via

Your child’s isolation period includes the day their symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if they do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, their symptoms started at any time on the 15th of the month (or if they did not have symptoms but their first positive COVID-19 test was taken on the 15th), their isolation period ends at 23:59hrs on the 25th.

Symptoms of COVID 19 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If you do develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading 

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information 

Further information is available at


In order to stop the spread of coronavirus, if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19 please email the headteacher at or ring the school on 01282682278 (an answer machine is available out of hours) as soon as possible. Thank you.

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