COVID-19 Update

Mercenfeld Primary School will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The school site will only be open from Monday 23rd March for pupils of Key Workers and vulnerable pupils from 8:30am until 4:00pm where alternate care arrangements cannot be made and therefore absolutely need to attend.

The government has stated that their intent is for children to stay safely at home where they can to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Please visit out ‘Key Worker Childcare Request Form‘ tab on our website if you are a Key Worker who requires their child to be in school.

Please make honest choices for the good of the wider community.

Mercenfeld Primary School Emergency Contact Details

The school office will be open from 8:30am until 4:00pm and is contactable on 01530 243 151.

In the case of an emergency outside of school hours please contact Mrs Shephard who is our Designated Safeguard Lead on 07851 958982.

If you have any safeguarding concerns outside of school hours please contact either of our Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead’s; Mrs Noon on 07851 958767 or Mrs Weatherill on 07851 958949.

In the unlikely event you cannot get hold of a member of staff via the above contact numbers you can contact a member of the Bradgate Education Partnership Trust on the numbers below.

Dianne CresswellDesignated Safeguarding Lead07423 628 850
Dean PomeroyDirector of Primary Schools07741 857 735
Gareth NelmesChief Executive Officer07876 824 472

Coronavirus COVID-19

The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Below we have posted two short NHS films for guidance on handwashing; How to Wash Your Hands Properly and How to Wash Your Hands (NHS Song) for younger children.

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

NHS Hand Washing: How to Wash Your Hands Properly

How to Wash Your Hands NHS Song