The purpose of this page is to keep parents and pupils up to date on the school’s position in managing the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).

To keep up to date with this rapidly changing situation, we are reviewing the advice from Public Health England (PHE) and Department for Education (DFE) on a daily basis.

We will keep you updated via text messages and the school website. We have spoken to the staff and pupils about the importance of washing their hands and all pupils are washing their hands collectively on entry to school, after playtime, before eating and before coming home, as well as the normal expectation of washing hands after using the toilet.

The following advice from NHS England has been shared with staff and pupils to help them avoid catching and spreading germs.

• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately
• wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

• touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The NHS also advises:
• try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• do not share items that come into contact with your mouth such as cups and bottles
• if unwell, do not share items such as bedding, towels, dishes  and pencils.

You can find simple hand washing advice on the following links

Hand washing: how to wash your hands properly

How to wash your hands NHS song

The Department of Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and pupils can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

You may wish to discuss Coronavirus with your children to alleviate growing concern.

For the latest information from Public Health England regarding COVID-19, please click here


Updated 25th March 2020


Open Letter from MP Ford

Updated  22nd July 2020

End of year letter

LETTER September 2020 classes

Information for Families about Early Years and Childcare Settings in light of Covid-19

The guidance for what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term 

LETTER – POD 8 additional Keyworker Pod – week beginning 15th June 2020

LETTER – Nursery Keyworker Pod – week beginning 15th June 2020

LETTER – Year R Keyworker Pod – week beginning 15th June 2020

Newsletter Term 6

LETTER – Year R Dolphin Pod – week beginning 8th June 2020

LETTER – Year R Seahorse Pod – week beginning 8th June 2020

LETTER – Year R Starfish Pod – week beginning 8th June 2020

Update on Class Photo Ordering 2020

Letter to Nursery Parents Reopening Reminders

LETTER – Nursery Key Worker Pod – week beginning 1st June 2020

LETTER – Year R Key Worker Pod – week beginning 1st June 2020

LETTER – Year 2 Key Worker Pod – week beginning 1st June 2020

LETTER – Year 1 Key Worker Pod – week beginning 1st June 2020

HBIS Home school agreement COVID-19

Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery Behaviour Policy Addendum

Update planning for reopening the 1st June

Coronavirus – Advice for parents and carers

Letter to Parents 11th of  May

VE Day Friday 8th of May

CACoT Headteachers Letter to our Communities May 4 2020

Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings

Latest Information for all Parents re COVID 19 Virus 24.04.20

Daily phonics lessons starting Monday 27th April 2020

National Superhero Day Tuesday 28th April 2020

Letter to parents start of Term 5

Local grocery and meal deliveries

Letter to Key worker families Term 5

24 – hour helpline Kent Together

End of term letter

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Latest Information for all Parents re COVID 19 Virus 23.03.20

Information across a wide range of needs that may be useful in these uncertain times (Please be aware that these organisations may be extra busy or even closed due to current situations)

20.03.20 Government Information for Parents

Letter for Vulnerable and Key Worker Children

Letter to Children

Link to information on key workers

Link to information for parents regarding school and setting closures

Questionnaire link

Update Letter regarding School Closure 20th March 2020

Latest Letter to Parents re Closure 19th March 2020

Letter to parents from Helen Day (Headteacher) 13th March 2020