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COVID 19 – PHS Updates

Poynton School has a duty of care to all its students, staff and our wider community.  We are following the advice given out by the Department for Education and Public Health England.  We are monitoring all advice and guidance and will keep this page updated on a daily basis.

Students should not worry as it appears that the young are the least vulnerable age group.  It is important though for them to take precautions so that they do not pass infection to people who may be more affected.


Where can I find more information about Coronavirus?

The best way to find out about the Coronavirus and the government’s response is to Click here 


What about school reopening in September?

At the bottom of the page there is a copy of the letter from Mr Waugh and a guidance document from the government.  We will continue to update this page when we receive more information.

Further information for parents from the Department for Education can be found here

Will school trips take place in the Autumn term?

We are not currently planning to organise school trips in the Autumn term.  We will resume trips as soon as we are able to do so safely.


What about parents and other visitors coming in to school?

School will remain closed to all visitors when the students return in September.  Parents and carers will drop them off outside the building.  The safety of our school community is our main priority.


What if my child feels ill?  Should they come to school?

No student should come to school if they have any of the symptoms of coronavirus.  Please follow the NHS advice.  Visit for up-to-date guidance. 

Please email school by 8.30am on and tell us the name and form of your child and the reason they are off.  Please give full details rather than just saying that they are ill.   Students can return to school when they have tested negative. 


How will work be provided if school is closed ?

We do not expect school to close but if there were any periods of closure then we would set work on Google Classroom.  Students in Years 7-13 will be familiar with this platform already.  We will train Year 7 students on how to use it when we return to school in September. 

Your young person’s Director of Learning for Progress will be sending regular contact emails to you directly.  We will also be updating our school Twitter accounts with information moving forward, alongside our central emails.


School Uniform 2020

This year all school uniform can be bought online from one of our two suppliers:

PSU of Poynton Ltd, Poynton High School 01625 876 885   
To access the site and place an order you will need to enter the password: Yewtree1
If you have any queries please contact the team via and they will be happy to help with any sizing queries.

F R Monkhouse - The Shopping Centre, Cheadle Hulme 0161 488 3410


What can I do? 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes. 



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If you are concerned that any members of your family have symptoms linked to the Coronavirus, follow Public Health England guidance.

Keep school informed if there is anything that you think we should know about.

Reassure your child and encourage them to keep working hard and do what they can to support others, especially those in vulnerable groups.

We know that some children are feeling anxious about the news and that you will want to reassure them.  The two links below might support you in this.

  1. Letter to Parents and Carers 1st October 2020
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  2. COVID 19 - NHS App Factsheet for Parents and Carers
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  3. 23rd September - PHE letter to parents and guardians
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  4. Letter to Parents and Carers 18092020
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  5. COVID poster for parents - Cheshire East
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  6. Student Return Booklet Sept 2020
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  7. Parental information about mask usage at Poynton High School
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  8. What to do if your child has COVID symptoms at home
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  9. Poynton High School 2020-21 Detailed Final Planning Document 25th August 2020
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  10. Summary of Return to School Information September 2020
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  11. Parent Handbook September 2020
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  12. Letter to Year 11 Students 19th August 2020
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  13. Guide to restarting our schools (Updated 2nd June 2020)
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  14. Update on wider opening of schools Cheshire Director of Public Health Statement - 10 June
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  15. Cheshire East Update on the wider opening of schools 10 June 2020
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  16. CE Letter to schools and parents 8 June 2020
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  17. Cheshire East Council - Response to Parents Concerns 27th May 2020
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  18. Tools To Develop Your Understanding - Work to do if at Home
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  19. Anna Freud Self-Care Infographic
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  20. BPS Talking to children about Coronavirus
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  21. How to teach your children at home
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  22. Safeguarding Guidance
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  23. Protocol for transport arrangements wef June 2020
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  24. Lockdown Support for Parents Cheshire East Safeguarding Team
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  25. Parent Letter 17 July 2020
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