Parent Letters & COVID-19 Updates

Parent Letters & COVID-19 Updates


Recent Parent Letters:
Parent Update 25/9/20
Confirmed Positive Case in Reception – 24/9/20
Second Positive Case in Y9 – Letter to Y9 Parents – 24/9/20
Second Positive Case in Y9 – Letter to Senior School Parents – 24/9/20

Senior School Partial Closure 23 September 2020

Thursday 24 September – Monday 5 October – the school will only be open for some year groups: 

  • Year 7 – attend school as normal
  • Year 8 – school closed. ALL students to isolate at home on work set by their teachers.
  • Year 9 – school closed. Students to work at home on work set by their teachers. Some Y9 students have already been told that they should isolate. Vulnerable and Key worker children may attend school if they have not had a letter telling them to isolate.
  • Year 10 – school closed except for vulnerable and key worker children. Students to work at home on work set by their teachers.
  • Year 11 – attend school as normal
  • Year 13 – attend school as normal

Please note, Lady Royd will be fully open throughout this period and therefore we expect all primary pupils to attend as usual.


Important Notice:
Please read: changes we have made to the arrangements for the start and end of the school day. 

School Opening – September 2020

In line with the Department for Education’s guidance, all pupils, in all year groups, returned to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.

The plans for each section of school are compliant with health and safety law; the school has assessed the risks in relation to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and put in place proportionate control measures in line with government guidance.

Further information is available for:

Primary Phase Parent Guide to Full Opening
Senior Phase Parent Guide to Full Opening
Sixth Form Parent Guide to Full Opening

The school’s Risk Assessment  and Safeguarding Addendum provide more detail and supplement these documents.


Support for Parents and Families 

You can find local help on the Money Advice Service website.

Citizens Advice Bureau: 0844 111 444. To find your local advice centre go to

Housing advice: The Housing Options Service – housing advice: 01274 435999

Samaritans: – call free 24 hours a day on 116 123

If you need support for your mental health, advice and support is available online at My Wellbeing College.

Meal provision for the vulnerable or those in isolation in the Bradford district can be found at Wellsprings Together.

Bevan House: advice and support centre for the homeless and asylum seekers: 01274 322400

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0800 200 0247

Lone parent support: 0808 802 0925

NHS 111: telephone 111

NSPCC: 01274 769800

PALS: NHS patient advice and liaison service: 01274 364021 for Bradford Royal Infirmary or 01274 365853 for Airedale General Hospital

Relate: relationship and individual counselling:
01274 726096

Bradford Council’s children’s services: 01274 435600

NHS search service: for help with finding a GP, dentist or hospital phone 111

Shelter for free confidential information, support and legal advice on all housing and homelessness
issues tel: 0330 0536 083 (calls will be charged) Free Webchat is also available.