Gloucester Academy Parents & Students

COVID-19 FAQs for Parents

Over the past weeks, school life has changed dramatically. The rapid pace of recent changes has thrown up a wide range of uncertainties and questions for parents, children, and members of the school community. This page has been put together to provide simple answers to the most important questions.

This page will be updated on a daily basis as new questions arise and is part of a procedure for addressing queries from parents regarding COVID-19 and TWHF schools. The procedure is as follows:

  • If you have a question, please first read the FAQs page.
  • If, having read the FAQs, you are still unable to find an answer to your question, please use the chat function which can be accessed by clicking the ? at the bottom left of the page.
  • As people go through the process, different questions and answers will arise. Those which could be useful for other parents and carers will then be added to the FAQs page.
  • The questions have been divided into the sections listed below, which will be built upon and added to as the page grows.


They can be accessed via the navigation bar on the left side of this page.

Key Worker Status:

For any questions relating to the provision of care and schooling for children of key workers and how this process is operating.

Vulnerable Children Status:

For questions relating to the provision of care for vulnerable children by the school, especially those with an EHC plan or SEN provision.

Free School Meals:

For questions relating to the continued provision of free school meals.

Home Learning:

Questions relating to the school’s home learning provision and how it can be accessed and used by children and parents.

IT Support:

For questions relating to IT related issues, such as issues with logins to school online services.

Finance and Payments

For questions relating to payments to or from the school. For example, questions relating to Parentpay.

COVID -19

For advice pertaining specifically to COVID-19.

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