Bringing school back to life

Bringing school back to life is a priority at Fyling Hall School. Classroom schooling resumes at Fyling Hall on Monday, 7th September 2020. In anticipation our Headmaster, Mr. Steven Allen, recently updated parents and carers.

I hope everyone remains safe and has managed to enjoy the Summer holiday as much as possible. It seems like a long time ago that we were all last in school together. Just having the boarders, who have already returned to complete their quarantine period, has brought the school back to life and we are very excited at the prospect of welcoming everyone back on Monday 7th September.

The safety of the school community is our primary concern and we have been working hard to adapt school life to make sure everyone is as safe as possible. Whilst life will be a little different, we are determined that the impact on the educational experience will be as limited as possible, and opportunities for our pupils will not be adversely affected.


Within his communication Mr. Allen shared Fyling Hall’s Return to School Routines which will be in place from the start of term.  Should you require a copy, please refer to your ParentMail or contact our office for a copy.

Our Strategy

Our aim is to make the return to school as normal as possible, while keeping everyone safe. At Fyling Hall we have small class sizes and that is one of the key elements to reducing the risk of transmission for pupils in school. Controlling the contact between classes will allow us to safely reintroduce all pupils to school. Our strategy is based on utilising our advantage of being a small school and adopting the following principles when organising school life.

  • Grouping children together whilst minimising the impact on their education.
  • Avoiding contact between groups where possible.
  • Arranging classrooms with forward facing desks.
  • Staff maintaining distance from pupils and other staff as much as possible.

We have developed our action plan based around the key Government recommendations of:

  • A requirement that people who are ill stay at home
  • Robust hand and respiratory hygiene
  • Enhanced cleaning arrangements
  • Active engagement with NHS Test and Trace Fyling Hall School Return to School Routines
  • Consideration of how to reduce contacts and maximise distancing between those in school wherever possible and minimise potential for contamination so far as is reasonably practicable

Evolving Situation

Mr. Allen closed his update with the following:

Although the situation continues to evolve, I am providing you with the new routines for September now to give you an opportunity to familiarise both yourself and your child(ren) with how the new school day will run. Hopefully, this will offer reassurance that all precautions are being taken to keep the school community safe. I am sure you can appreciate, with the news overnight, we may be amending this document to reflect any further government guidance. Although we only envisage small changes, if any, we will update you at that time.

We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back and bringing school back to life.