If your child has any of these three symptoms then they should stay away from school and seek a test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are unsure then contact the NHS on 111 or look at this website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/#symptoms



The government have communicated to us the introduction of a new expectation on all individuals (5yrs and over) in education settings:

7x Day Daily LFT Testing:

  • If an individual is identified as a close contact of a positive COVID case (of any variant) they should undertake 7x days of daily LFT testing and register these results on the NHS portal each day
  • A registered negative LFT result releases the individual from self-isolation (if they are “fully” vaccinated or under the age of 18yrs 6months) which will enable them to continue to attend school, each day.
  • If an individual develops symptoms of COVID at any time, or if an individual tests positive on LFT, they should immediately isolate and book a PCR Test. They should remain in isolation for 10 days, unless the PCR test is negative.

Face Masks:

Please remind your son/daughter to bring an appropriate face mask to school every day, unless exempt, plus a spare in case it is misplaced. Thank you.



To view the poster above in other languages click on the links below:


Covid-19 catch up strategy

School nameThe City of Leicester College
Students in school1732
COVID-9 catch-up allocation£110,000
Academic year covered by statement2020-21
COVID-19 Catch up LeadHarriet Hurdley-Lees

Click HERE to view our strategy.


16-19 Tuition Fund

The Department of Education announced funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.

The guidance indicates that the priority for support must be students on a 16 to 19 study programme and who have not achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16.  The subjects covered in the tuition may not be limited to English and Maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.

The City of Leicester College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on eligible students and to arrange for the tuition to take place in the current academic year. Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

remote learning

It is essential students continue to receive high quality teaching and learning should a class, group or small number of students need to self-isolate, or should there be  a local or national lockdown that requires students to remain at home. At TCOLC we are committed to providing a remote learning strategy, that is both challenging, engaging and facilitates excellent student progress.

Click HERE to visit our Remote Learning page.

Guidance and resources

Please read and follow the most recent guidance:

Click HERE to view safety videos which are now available in 14 languages to help communities protect themselves from coronavirus.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Crisis Support

The council has set up a dedicated crisis support email address which you can use if you’re worried about having enough food, paying your bills or feeling lonely and isolated.  If you’re worried about an elderly neighbour you can alert us too.  Email C19support@leicester.gov.uk giving your telephone number and a member of staff will call you back between 9.30am and 4.00pm, from Monday to Friday.


Click HERE for tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Young Minds want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. Click HERE to find out how you can support your child’s mental health during the pandemic.

virtual video message

Online Educational Resources

There are a number of educational resources that have been made available to all students.

The National Academy – A selection of online lessons and resources for students.

BBC Bitesize – A selection of daily lessons for students.

Off School – A website with educational ideas and resources for students to complete at home.

Planning the Day – A document that helps parents/carers and their children maintain good home learning routines.

Pearson Education – free activities, tools and advice to support learning at home.

Virtual Museum Tours – free virtual tour of the best museums around the world.

TES – free resources for home learning.

 Well-being support

Click on the links below for help and advice.

CV Support Page 1