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Return to School Progress

We are pleased to say that the wider re-opening of Valence has gone smoothly so far. Thank you for your sustained diligence.

As we all do not want to see a new surge of cases leading to classes being sent home, please maintain the current rules as the pandemic is not over. For example:

  • wear a mask
  • wash hands frequently
  • keep to social distancing
  • do not gather in groups and leave the playgrounds promptly.

If you wish to carry out COVID tests with your children, you can do this even if they do not have symptoms. There are two ways of doing this:

  1. The school has a number of tests for you to use. Please collect from the office.
  2. Go to the government website Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus - GOV.UK ( where you’ll be asked some questions. Select the following options:
  • NO to essential worker
  • NO to having symptoms
  • NO to being part of a trial or pilot
  • YES - My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms.

You can book your whole family by choosing ‘add family members'.

A reminder that primary schools are not carrying out COVID tests on pupils. It is the parent's or carer's choice to do so.