• Sarah D. Young, Headteacher : telephone 01263 578144


6/10/2021 updated

Dear Parent/Carer

Welcome back to a new term, it has been lovely to see all of the pupils back at school. As you will be aware, unfortunately we are not free of Covid-19 and schools have been given guidance from Government with the flexibility to interpret it according to the school setting.

As a school we have always acted in a more cautious way and as a result we have had no positive transmission of the virus from our school. Therefore, once again we wish to be more cautious than current government guidance due to the pupils and staff who were classed as critically exceptionally vulnerable.

Therefore we would like to follow the systems below:

  1. Pupil Showing Symptoms → PCR Test → Remain at home until result received

↓If positive – remain at home following Test and Trace Guidance

↓If negative – pupil can return to school

*please send copy of the result to covidtestresults@sidestrandhall.net

  1. If a household member has a positive test → Pupil to have a PCR → Remain at home

↓If pupil positive – remain at home following Test and Trace Guidance

↓If pupil negative – pupil to remain at home until positive family member’s self-isolation has finished

   3. If a pupil has been in close contact (at home or school) with someone who has tested positive  → Pupil to have a PCR → Remain at home

↓If pupil positive – remain at home following Test and Trace Guidance

↓If pupil negative – pupil to liaise with school regarding return

Pupils who are isolating at home will revert back to online learning/work packs.

For those pupils who agreed to do the home testing, please continue to do these on a Wednesday and Sunday evening, reporting the results to covidtestresults@sidestrandhall.net

If you would like to start home testing, please let us know and we can send home the testing kits.

We hope that you understand why we are taking this course of action and will continue to support us to ensure we keep pupils and staff safe.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S D Young

Head Teacher

Welcome to the Sidestrand Hall School website…

We are all immensely proud of our School. Sidestrand Hall School caters for pupils aged 7 – 19 years  with wide ranging complex needs. The School stands in 15 acres of land on the North Norfolk Coast. We have a range of specialist facilities on site including gardens, greenhouse, woods with a bike trail, a go-kart track, mechanics and construction workshops, science lab, food technology room, sensory room, purpose built Sixth Form and residential units.

Our mission statement demonstrates our purpose as moving  Achievement beyond Expectation.

Sidestrand Hall has a highly qualified, skilled and committed staff who guide and support pupils through a range of learning experiences which provide them with the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum differentiated to their needs and the extended curriculum offers opportunities for outdoor learning, developing independence and being an active member of the community.

Every pupil leaves Sidestrand Hall with Nationally recognised qualifications that prepare them for their next steps and work towards the outcomes of the SEN code of Practice, Preparing for Adulthood – Employment/Education, Independent Living, Community Participation and Good Health.

We pride ourselves on strong relationships between pupils and parents and other partners and hope you enjoy exploring our website.

Sarah Young, Head Teacher