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COVID-19 update

Monday, 31 August 2020

City of London School is a caring and kind community made up of exceptional pupils, parents, staff and Old Citizens. We are very proud of how the whole school community has come together during this difficult and unprecedented time.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all pupils and staff back to school in person. This term we launch a ‘new normal’ – which will be different, but much more normal than last term!

We know that there is no substitute for being in the classroom. After a term in the virtual world, we are now creating an environment in which all pupils and staff have an enriching, and safe, educational experience of the full CLS curriculum, albeit with slightly modified arrangements.

Within the overarching context of government guidance, we are taking action to minimise, as far as possible, the risk of spreading any infection by reducing contact and maintaining distance between pupils wherever possible. This means that our pupils will reduce their movement around the building and operate in bubbles comprised of year-groups.

As ever, we will ensure that all pupils are safe, well and happy as they go about school life. Though we will face challenges as we adapt to the new protocols in place, our values of kindness and respect for others remain at the heart of our community.

This is an unprecedented situation for us all: we will continue to do all that we can to make the path forward as smooth as possible and we are so thankful for everyone pulling together. It continues to reflect the School’s vision to be kind, aware and ready.

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