COVID Response:


Chiltern Way Academy, Wendover, is proud of the way it has supported children and families throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. We have remained open throughout, including through the school holidays, providing support to our students and their families. Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Coffey, Head of Campus or Sarah Andrews, Deputy Head if you your child needs further help and support.

For the latest Government advice on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term, please click 'HERE'

For practical support for families available from Buckinghamshire council please click here.

For wellbeing support, including bereavement support, from Buckinghamshire Council, please click here.

For a full list of advice and support available for families in Buckinghamshire, then please click here.

For advice for children who might be worried about Coronavirus, please click here. For advice about staying safe online, please click here.


The latest Government guidance about local restrictions and what tier Buckinghamshire is in, can be found here.

A simple poster on the latest advice about Coronavirus for schools can be found here.


In the event of a positive case within the school community, the school will get in touch with parents with further information about what to do. We will ask the close contacts of the individual to either consent to daily lateral flow testing for 7 days after the case is confirmed, or to work remotely and self-isolate for 10 days. Parents and students will be able to make that decision and inform the school.

If you opt for daily lateral flow testing for 7 days then providing the tests are negative, your child can stay in school. Leaders will make decisions in conjunction with Public Health England and the local health protection team.


Guidance for households with symptoms:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.


The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


How to wash your hands properly:

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance: