COVID 19 Updates & School Closure


Updated Guidance

The guidance on critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings has been updated to clarify that parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can.


Letter from Bedford Borough Council

Please read the below letter from Bedford Borough Council regarding school places for vulnerable children and the children of keyworkers:


Eligibility for Free School Meals

Please find below some information from Bedford Borough Council surrounding eligibility for free school meals.

“Bedford Borough Council are committed to supporting everyone confirmed as eligible for Free School Meals due to low income. To check eligibility, please visit If you have any questions contact 01234 228948’


Letter from Ms Brown - 5th March 2020

More information about Triple P can be found on the documents below:




UPDATE from Bedford Children’s Centres:

Bedford children’s centres are still currently closed due to Covid 19. However, they are all still working from home to support our families to offer support and advice.

If you need a little extra support, please contact them.

Childrens centre


Guidance on supporting your children during Coronavirus

Please find below a useful document about supporting your children during Coronavirus 



Useful information published by the PSHE Association


Additional Support for Bedford Borough Council 

Please find below some links for additional support to families available via Bedford Borough Council during the current outbreak.

Supporting your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please see below some advice on Coronavirus and your Wellbeing from Mind.

Please find below some additional advice from the NHS


Important Information regarding children with Asthma

Children with Asthma

Asthma UK published the following shielding advice yesterday, which I think it helpful clarification.

“If you are, or your child is, taking:
• Any biologic therapy, also called a mAb (Xolair/omalizumab, Nucala/mepolizumab, Cinqaero/reslizumab, Fasenra/benralizumab)
• Steroid tablets or liquid every day
• Antibiotic tablets or liquid for asthma every week (e.g. azithromycin)
• Tiotropium
• A combination inhaler that also contains a long-acting bronchodilator (e.g. Seretide, Fostair, Symbicort) at a high daily steroid dose (see the list … the article)
• An inhaler with a high daily steroid dose (see the list….in the article) AND you are taking Montelukast
Or, if:
• You have been admitted to hospital for your asthma in the last 12 months
• You have ever been admitted to an intensive care unit for your asthma

Then you should follow the shielding advice which is set out in very helpful detail, including how to register for extra services from the government.”

Important Information about Critical workers and those attending school:

Message from Gavin Williamson


Critical Workers


Dear parents/carers,

If you need any advice about COVID-19 relating to education, please see the information below.

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Letter to parents regarding lockdown restrictions in schools January 2021
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers schools and colleges
Covid 19 Key worker Risk Assessment 2021
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.