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Affected schools

BCP Council is working closely with Public Health Dorset and all schools to safely manage any Coronavirus cases that occur. All schools, colleges and education settings are following BCP Council, Department for Education and Public Health guidance. Risk assessments have been carried out and hygiene measures are in place. Plans have been prepared to make sure any incidents are dealt with promptly and safely.

If your child is unwell and you are not sure what to do, have a look at this symptom checker. Please do not send your child to school if they have the following coronavirus symptoms.

  • High temperature
  • Continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of taste
  • Loss or change in sense of smell

See below the latest updates from Public Health Dorset about schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 10 days and any necessary action taken.


As of September 2021, we will no longer list schools with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

With national restrictions lifted, COVID-19 remains in circulation and we will continue to see positive cases in the community. Cases amongst school communities have become part of living with COVID-19. National guidance on schools and self-isolation has also changed significantly, so the impact on schools in terms of numbers of pupils self-isolating will be reduced.

Public health and schools teams will continue to work closely with schools to help them manage and respond to any COVID-19 outbreaks. Schools will keep parents and carers informed as required and Public Health Dorset will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 in Dorset.



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