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COVID-19

Updated 31 August 2021 

This page contains information for current families at St Chris about the School’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

We will update it as information changes and as our response to external developments evolves. Any major updates will also be emailed to parents, but this page will enable you to see everything in one place, so please bookmark this page to refer to.


Return to School – September 2021

Please find below a letter from the Bursar which contains details about the return to school in September 2021.

Also below is our most recent Risk Assessment.


Blended and Online Learning Information


Technical Support

How to Access Microsoft Teams

Please find below a short St Chris instructional video for Senior School pupils on how to:
  • Download and install Microsoft Teams
  • Sign in to Teams using your St Chris email address
  • ‘Dial in’ and join your live Teams classes

How to Access Satchel One (Show My Homework)

Here is a short video for Senior School pupils about how to download and use Satchel One (Show My Homework) on a phone to support blended learning.

If you need any further assistance, please email one of the following people who will be able to help:

Department for Education COVID-19 Helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus relating to education and children’s social care.

Parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Guidance on Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is likely that some pupils, parents and households may be reluctant or anxious about attending school even if they are looking forward to it. This may include pupils who have shielded in the past but no longer need to, or those living in a household with someone who is clinically vulnerable or extremely vulnerable.

As ever, please contact your class teacher (Junior School) or Adviser/Personal Tutor (Senior School) to discuss any worries that you have about returning to school, and we will support those pupils who may find the transition difficult on a case by case basis.

For pupils or for families who would like further support, there are also a number of resources available that you may find helpful:

  • Childline: Tips for going back to school; school work and exam stress; tips to boost your confidence;
    returning after time out;
  • Place2Be: Mental health resources linked to the return to school;
  • NSPCC: Resources to help prepare both younger and older children for the re
  • Advice provided by the Government for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Boarding: BSA COVID-Safe Charter

St Chris, alongside over 250 boarding schools across the UK, has adopted the Boarding Schools’ Association COVID-Safe Charter.

The charter is a voluntary code which aims to reassure families by detailing the steps schools are taking to ensure the safe return and care of boarding pupils. You can read the charter yourself here.