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Academy opening & Covid-19 information Autumn 2020

Urgent updates & key information for Autumn term 2020

Please see below for key announcements and documents about arrangements for Autumn term 2020, including Covid-19 updates and safety information regarding reopening.

UPDATE: 17/11/20

For update on testing and symptons click on the text below.

Education Leaders Covid testing and symptoms

UPDATE: 13/11/20

Please see letter below from Mrs Hardy about covid updates and academy procedures.

UPDATE: 29/10/20

(a) Please see letter below from Mrs Hardy about face coverings and Staffordshire Tier 2 changes.

(b) For Rolleston residents:

To help curb the spread of infection in the area, everyone who lives in Rolleston is being directed to book a test at the nearest local testing site which is Burton Town Hall in King Edward Place in the town. They cannot just turn up without an appointment.

People must book their test online at or by calling, and when asked the reason for booking a test, select "My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms". 

A community testing site will also be open at Rolleston Scout Group in Station Road, between 9.30am and 11.30am on Saturday, October 31, for anyone who is unable to travel into Burton.

Appointments must be booked via the county council website, with slots made available from Thursday morning. We would encourage all students of The de Ferrers Academy living in the Rolleston On Dove area to take a test before the weekend so that it reduces any spread of COVID - 19 when we return to the academy on Monday.

UPDATE: 23/10/20

 Note - all three campuses are closed during half term (26th - 30th October).   Any urgent emails should be forwarded to

UPDATE: 22/10/20

See latest Covid-19 update letter below from Mrs Hardy

UPDATE: 19/10/20 Positive test results for students:

Please use the following email address to inform the academy if your son/daughter has received a positive test result: 

Please ensure that you include details of:

  • Child's name
  • Form group
  • Date of test
  • Date of positive result
  • Date of first symptoms
  • Date last in the academy
  • Best contact number

UPDATE: 9/10/20

Please see letter below from Mrs Hardy about updated information with regard to Covid-19.


Please see flyer below regarding some support that is available during half term for families living in the Horninglow and Eton Park Areas. Families can book a slot and will be able to go and collect food, choose from a selection of toys and books. Love Inspire Foundation is leading this and has had support from Borough Councillors, Trent and Dove Residents Association and Carver Road Community Centre.


Letter from Public Health England about Test & Trace: 


Letter from Mrs Hardy: 


You can read the latest guidance from Staffordshire County Council about Burton-On-Trent and Covid-19 here: