17th December 2021

Returning to school and LFD testing

Please see the links below for information regarding the last day of term and returning to school after the Christmas holidays.

Letter to Parents and Carers

Schedule for LFD Testing


Covid-19 lateral flow testing is being offered to all students for return to school in January 2022. Two tests will be offered in school and then home lateral flow testing will be offered (with a separate consent form required).

This consent form is for individuals who are in school and wish to have a lateral flow test. If the individual wishes to have a test consent must be provided by the individual (if aged over 16) or the parent/carer if under 16.

Please see the link below for more information.

TSAT Student Consent form for COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing in School

18th November 2021

Update to Government Guidance regarding face coverings.

Please click here to view the letter to regarding face coverings in school

15th November 2021

Vaccinations Update.

Did your child miss their chance to have their COVID-19 vaccination in school?

Please note if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID 19 vaccine. (This guidance changed following JVCI recommendation on 15th November 2021)

The 0-19 Vaccination Team has been making visits to schools from 24th September 2021 to offer the COVID 19 vaccine for children age 12 to 15 years old.

We are aware that some young people may have been absent from school when our team visited, and if this is the case they can drop-in to one of our clinics below:

  • Sheffield Children’s Out Patients Department – S10 2TH - 7th December 2021,  5:30- 8:00pm
  • Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB – 9th December 2021, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Sheffield Children’s Out Patients Department – S10 2TH - 13th December 2021,  5:30- 8:00pm
  • Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB – 15th December 2021, 4:00-6:30pm

If you would prefer to make an appointment, or discuss anything with the team, please call 01143053230 or email our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 3rd November

Sheffield Council Free food vouchers for the Christmas holiday 

Sheffield City Council will issue a £50 food voucher via Edenred to help over the Christmas holiday. The vouchers will be issued to: 

  • Families who claim income based Free School Meals 
  • Families who get income assessed Early Years Support (2-4 Year Olds) 
  • Young people leaving their care setting (Care Leavers) 

Voucher letters will be issued w/c Monday 6th December with a website link and instructions on how to download the voucher.

Any child/young person that becomes eligible for a food voucher between 26th November – 19th December will be sent a voucher letter over the Christmas holiday period.

Please note codes need to be activated within 3 months and will then be valid for 12 months.

Where can families get further help? 

  • The FSM Voucher helpline will be available on 0114 2734567, option 4, option 3, and can offer help to parents experiencing difficulties with their e-Codes or with general FSM enquiries.  
  • Parents/carers can also contact Edenred directly with an enquiry about an eCode or voucher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0333 400 5932 
  • Free advice and support availableat citizensadvicesheffield.org.uk or call on 0808 278 7820.    
  • Information about support at: sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-hub/support-for-people

Message from NHS vaccination team:

12 -15 Covid Vaccinations – Bookable appointments  

There is now additional support to make sure that all those who missed out on the vaccinations in school can now take up the opportunity of a Covid vaccine.

Book an appointment 

Slots are released weekly which you can book on the National Booking Service for Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre. Please be patient and keep trying. www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

Pupils are encouraged to test over Christmas in accordance with current public health advice 

Pupils may wish to take a rapid lateral flow test in situations where they are more likely to catch or spread COVID-19. This includes spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces, or before visiting people who are at higher risk of severe illness if they catch COVID-19. 

Monday 15th November

Message from NHS vaccination team:

Did your child miss their chance to have their COVID-19 vaccination in school?

Please note if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID 19 vaccine. (This guidance changed following JVCI recommendation on 15th November 2021)

The 0-19 Vaccination Team has been making visits to schools from 24th September 2021 to offer the COVID 19 vaccine for children age 12 to 15 years old.

We are aware that some young people may have been absent from school when our team visited, and if this is the case they can drop-in to one of our clinics below:

  • Sheffield Children’s Out Patients Department – S10 2TH - 7th December 2021,  5:30- 8:00pm
  • Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB – 9th December 2021, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Sheffield Children’s Out Patients Department – S10 2TH - 13th December 2021,  5:30- 8:00pm
  • Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB – 15th December 2021, 4:00-6:30pm

If you would prefer to make an appointment, or discuss anything with the team, please call 01143053230 or email our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 11th November

ParentPay payments

A gentle reminder that Chaucer School is a cash free school and as such cannot accept payment made with cash. Everything within Chaucer from school meals to uniform and stationary can be purchased via ParentPay. Instructions to set up the ParentPay account are available on the school website, or If you need assistance with setting up and activating the account please contact the school and ask to speak with the finance department regarding ParentPay.

Many Thanks Chaucer School

Lunch arrangement changes November 2021

Following a review of operational processes in school, We have made the decision to permanently remove the school pre-ordering service – Fusion App. The pre-order service will no longer take orders after Friday 19th November 2021.

Please click here to see the full information regarding new lunch arrangements.

Monday 8th November

Information from Sheffield Public Health

We enclose a letter from Sheffield Public Health where they are requesting new additional support from families to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Please click here to view the letter.

The School and Trust approach on face masks is unchanged and is in line with government guidance on face coverings in schools.

We will continue to follow the 4 ‘E’s’ in line with the updated approach:

Expect: we will expect secondary students and all adults to wear a face mask when in an enclosed crowded space where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet (this does not include classrooms).
Enable: we will provide a face mask for any student who wishes to have one but doesn't yet have their own 
Encourage: we will encourage each other to take responsibility for our own personal safety and to make the right choice to ensure we all feel safe and cared for. We also encourage if you see someone wearing a face mask, to ask them if they would prefer you to wear a mask.
Educate: everyone will learn why, how and when it is appropriate to wear a face mask.

Thank you for your support.

Chaucer School

Year 11 Careers Event

Y11 Parents – come to our post 16 careers fair

A chance to find out more and ask questions about the future options for your child. Providers include colleges, employers, training providers and universities.

Tuesday 9th November 14.55 – 15.45 – please come to the main school reception.

 

3rd November 2021

Important information from the Executive Headteacher and Head of School

Please read the the letter here for more information

Statement from Executive Headteacher and Head of School.

The school is aware that there is information circulating in the community.  At Chaucer School and Tapton School Academy Trust we take the safety and well-being of all our pupils and staff very seriously and we can assure you that we strictly follow all of our obligations with regards to the safeguarding of our pupils.

Scott Burnside and Joanna Crewe

If you have any questions please contact us on 01142322338

22nd October 2021

Half Term round up
 

Covid-19 Vaccination Information.

For information regarding 12-15 Covid vaccinations for parents of pupils from Chaucer who didn’t have the vaccination jab in school. Please see the information below:

Letter for covid vaccines drop in clinics

Testing Over October Half Term

Thank you for your continued support with Covid-19 home testing.
We know how important it is for you to be able to send your children to school.

You should test your children/encourage your children to continue testing  and report results twice a week, at home, throughout the October half-term school holiday and take a test before returning to school.

All results should be reported, even if your result is negative or void

Your children should collect home test kits from Chaucer school and bring them home with them. Please check if your child has received enough of these test kits to continue testing over the half term break. You can help them to take the test and report their results.

Testing is free of charge. If you do still require more home testing kits to continue testing over half term, you can also order more online through gov.uk or collect from your local pharmacy. 

By testing your child twice a week over half term, you will help us to reduce transmission of Coronavirus, keep pupils in education and Chaucer School open to minimise disruption to their education and to you and your household.

Thank you for your support.

Chaucer School

7th October 2021

School Access arrangements.

Please click the link below for information regarding access to the school site.

Change of site access letter.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information.

NHS Vaccination Invitation Letter for parents of children aged 12 to 15 years of age - being handed to students 7th and 8th Oct 2021

NHS COVID-19 Vaccination - A guide for children and young people

Tapton Trust Letter - Covid-19 Vaccinations.

2nd November 2021 - HeppSY

Higher education activities and the NCOP programme

We hope you have had a good summer.  Hepp have been planning lots of events for the academic year and are excited to have a programme of sessions for parents/carers and supporters.  Our first session is on Thursday 7 October 2021 from 17:00 – 17:30.

Please find below a programme of events we will be delivering virtually throughout the academic year.  The sessions are for half an hour, termly from 17:00 – 17:30 and are for any parents/carers or supporters of students from Y7 onwards.  To register please click on the Eventbrite links below.

Thursday 7 October 2021 – 17:00 – 17:30 – How can I support my child through their higher education application?

Join us for this 30 minute information session where you’ll hear how and where students apply for HE courses, and how you can support them as a parent or carer.

You’ll hear from parent ambassadors and student ambassadors on their experience and they will share their hints and tips.  There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-can-i-support-my-child-through-their-higher-education-application-tickets-168551162063   

Thursday 13 January 2022 – 17:00 – 17:30 – Benefits of higher education and how can I support my child to get there?

Join us for this 30 minute parent and carer information session where you’ll hear about the different routes into Higher Education and its social, academic and employment benefits.

You’ll hear from student ambassadors on their experience and why they chose Higher Education, plus parent ambassadors will share hints and tips that worked for them supporting their child make decisions on their next steps.  There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you have.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benefits-of-higher-education-and-how-can-i-support-my-child-to-get-there-tickets-168555156009

Thursday 28 April 2022 – 17:00 – 17:30 – Understanding student finance as a parent/carer

As a parent or carer, we know the cost of higher education study can be daunting.  Come along to this 30 minute information session where we’ll explain how student finance works for Higher Education. We’ll give you the facts on how much money students can receive as a loan or non-repayable bursary / scholarship, the extra financial support they may be eligible for and repayments.  Student and parent ambassadors will share their experiences and there will be time to answer any questions you have.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-student-finance-as-a-parentcarer-tickets-168558724683

Thursday 7 July 2022 – 17:00 -17:30 – Open days and clearing – why they are important for your child

Join us for this 30 minute information session where you’ll find out why open days are important, what to expect at one and how your child can make the most of them. We’ll also explain Clearing, which is used by 70,000 students each year to find a place on a university level course at the end of the academic year before they are due to start the course.  You will hear from our student and parent ambassadors who will share their experiences and what they found useful. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions.

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-days-and-clearing-why-they-are-important-for-your-child-tickets-168589157709 

Higher education outreach activities are aimed at showing students the higher education opportunities available at college and university, and how completing a higher education course can benefit their job prospects. The activities may also improve students' attainment. The activities are being run by HeppSY, Hepp, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and other approved partners.

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme's (NCOP) aim is to increase the number of young people progressing to university and higher education by 2020. The HeppSY team and their partners are being funded by the Office for Students (OfS) to undertake outreach activities with some young people at your child's school to let them know about the benefits of going into higher education. Your child may have the opportunity to take part in activities such as university campus visits, summer schools, finance workshops and other higher education opportunities

Please see the link below for the HeppSY Privacy notice 2021-22

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