DPS COVID-19 Information Page

Current School Status

The School continues to dynamically assess and update its current Risk Register for Covid-19.  On re-opening the School for the Spring term, the January 2022 Covid-19 Risk Assessment is published to the Downloads section below, together with an updated “Positive Case Response Plan” and “Outbreak Management Plan”.

From September 2021, our School’s “Control Measures” are based on the UK Government’s guidance and recommendations as follows:

  1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone
  1. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes, using standard products such as detergents where recommended.
  1. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated
  1. Follow UKHSA / NHS Test & Trace or Local Health Protection Teams’ advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 when an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test.

Guidance and Information for parents and visitors

In order to maximise the School’s Covid-secure status, all visitors, including parents, will be asked to observe the following modified School Covid-19 protocols from 27th January 2022:

Actions the School will follow for a symptomatic pupil:

Parents are advised that, as a minimum, the School will follow the updated Government guidance for pupils or staff that exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at School.   Useful info-graphics are provided below in the Downloads Section below or please refer to “Control Measures” above.

Parents and Pupils are asked to note the Covid-19 addendum to the School’s Behaviour Rewards and Sanctions Policy. (See Downloads Section Below).

Asymptomatic Testing at Ditcham Park School

The School offers twice-weekly rapid lateral flow device tests to all secondary pupils and all school staff.  Our bus drivers and contract cleaners are also undertaking LFD testing.

DPS Covid-19 Information and Downloads

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Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Nelly

Future Doctor

Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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