Questions & Answers

Farney Close is committed to keeping its staff, pupils and visitors safe. Our pupils will likely have many questions about what school life will be like when they return and what measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe. While the document below is called a pupil guide it will also be helpful for parents, carers, staff and visitors to know what measures have been taken by the school in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quote from parents about our COVID-19 information:

‘Very impressed with the very comprehensive letter received from Farney Close today outlining the measures being put in place for September. As anxious as my son is about returning the document has answered all the questions he had, he is a much happier boy now.’

‘Just wanted to say huge thank you for all your staff and all the hard work you’ve put in place for the September return to school in such challenging circumstances for children who are experiencing a very different world. For us its been an amazing transition so far, although fully aware possibly a honeymoon period, but we wanted to acknowledge all your hard work. The focus on relationship and connection from staff has been very marked as being even more focussed than before so THANK YOU all!’


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What will pupils be learning during the Autumn Term?

The school has produced an updated Curriculum policy in light of COVID-19. You can read this by clicking on the links below. A copy has also been posted on the Key Policies page.

Whole School Curriculum Overview (COVID-19 Autumn Term 2020) [PDF] [Online]

How will the school will respond to a suspected case of COVID-19?

Please click on the download link below to learn how the school will respond to a suspected case of COVID-19.

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Has Farney Close created a COVID-19 Risk Assessment?

We have created a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which you can view by clicking the image below or download by clicking the link underneath. Please bear in mind that this Risk Assessment will be regularly reviewed and updated.

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Under what circumstances would the school close due to COVID-19?

The school has created a ‘COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection’ document. This document details how the school has considered the safety and protection of it’s pupils during COVID-19 particularly should the school need to close.

You can access the document online by clicking the image above or click here to view it in PDF format.


Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

For information from West Sussex County Council you can visit:

For information from the UK Government you can visit:


The government has created a ‘Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’ page which can be visited by clicking here.

Public England Health has created guidance called ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Looking after your feelings and your body’ which can be accessed by clicking here.

You can read all of our COVID-19 related news updates here: COVID-19 News Items