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Headteacher's Update

25th September 2020

At Valentines High School we take the Health and Safety of our whole school community very seriously and are working very closely with both the Local Authority and Public Health England. We have made significant changes to how the school operates during the day, which includes:

  • Putting in place a range of infection control measures as follows:
    • Wearing masks in communal places.
    • Operating a one way system throughout the school which encourages social distancing.
    • Installing sanitising stations throughout the building.
  • Establishing extensive cleaning and hygiene regimes, particularly in practical subjects, which involve equipment. - We regularly have the premises cleaned throughout the course of the day, this includes regular sanitation of communal spaces such a toilets and break out area for the pupils.  We also ensure that touched surfaces are sanitised regularly.
  • Separate entrances and exits for different year groups.
  • Staggered lunch and break times for year group ‘bubbles’.
  • Set areas for year group ‘bubbles’ at break and lunch, with allocated indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the 'Catch it, Bin it, Kill it'.
  • Encouraging Students to clean/sanitise their hands thoroughly more often than usual.
  • Increased use of double periods to minimise movement.
  • Staggered end times for year group ‘bubbles’.

Where necessary, we will communicate with parents whose children will need to isolate because of them being in close proximity with a peer who has tested positive.

Please see our COVID-19 section for the full provisions in place at school.

I trust the above assures you of the precautions that have been put into place to support the school community during these unprecedented times.



Welcome to Valentines High School

At Valentines High School our main focus is for our students to achieve excellence in all that they do. Valentines is a multi cultural, mixed comprehensive school, with around 1350 students.

We aim to work in partnership with students, parents, staff and the community to provide opportunities for all. Improving our provision and that for students at other schools is an important component of our ethos for Teaching School and Leading Edge.

Our school motto is ‘In harmony, achieving excellence’ and everything we do is planned to enable us to achieve this vision.  

Read our Values and Ethos