Welcome to The Polesworth School

I am privileged to lead The Polesworth School.

Education brings with it the responsibility to prepare the young people in our care for happiness and success in their adult lives.  Polesworth provides care, support and guidance to ensure that your son or daughter achieves their full potential.

Polesworth takes great pride in shaping the academic, pastoral and social aspects of your child’s life. This is based upon fundamental basics that include trust, respect and quality first teaching.  Students in our care thrive and flourish to become well-balanced and well educated individuals who are empowered to make effective contributions to their wider community.

The educational landscape is changing dramatically and Polesworth responds superbly to these changes through our curriculum offer, the high quality of teaching and learning that takes place every day and our innovative practice.

We very much look forward to working in partnership with you in guiding your son/daughter through the next stage of their development.

I would warmly welcome you to Polesworth to see for yourself the mix of warmth, fun, strong relationships and personal and academic achievement that makes Polesworth so special.

Maura Favell


My Child

Parent Pay



School of Character

Letters and Notices

Year 11 Pre Public Exams

In order to assess the gaps in knowledge and skills for Year 11 we are planning to hold Pre Public Exams (Mocks) from Monday 30 November and will last approximately 2 weeks.  Due to the present Covid situation we are avoiding holding exams in the gym and hall in the usual way. Instead the exams will take place in the allocated classrooms for Year 11, under formal exam conditions following the school Covid precautions.

Mask Wearing

Following discussion and feedback with Staff, Students and Parents, I have made the decision that face coverings will be mandatory in all communal areas, inside and outside.

Please can you ensure that your child comes to school equipped with a face covering with effect from tomorrow and ensure that these are both age and environment appropriate.   The wearing of face coverings in the classroom remains optional and up to the individual member of staff or student.

I would like to thank you for continuing to support us by not coming onto the school site without an appointment and not bringing student belongings into reception.  We are working extremely hard to provide a safe environment for our staff and our students and all these measures enable us to do this.

If you have any concerns please email admin@thepolesworthschool.com.

Kind regards

Maura Favell

Dear Parents/Carers

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We felt it would be useful to share the current Government guidance with you in relation to Covid-19 symptoms so you know when you should keep your child at home and what process you should follow:

Pupil is Attendance at school
Unwell with symptoms that could be Covid 19, however mild MUST stay at home. Do not attend school.

Must follow government self-isolation guidelines.

Must be tested.

Must provide information to NHS track and trace.

School must provide remote learning if pupil is well enough

Not unwell, but someone in household has symptoms that could be Covid 19, however mild;


has otherwise been in close contact with someone who develops symptoms of Covid 19 or tests positive for Covid 19;


has been requested to self-isolate by NHS track and trace

MUST stay at home. Do not attend school.

Must follow government self-isolation guidelines.

School must provide remote learning

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • 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

In the event that your child has any ONE of these symptoms please follow the guidance in the table above.  Contact school reception to let them know that your child/children are isolating and going for a test.  Please let us know immediately if you receive a positive or a negative test result.  Please also be aware that if one person in the family has symptoms then the whole family must isolate.

I hope that this information is useful. If you are unsure please contact NHS direct for assistance.

Kind regards

Maura Favell

Dear Parents/Carers

In order to enable us to ensure as safe an environment as possible for our staff and students, please be aware that parents/carers are unable to come onto school site without an appointment.  We are also unable to accept deliveries of forgotten PE Kits, lunches, homework etc so please ensure that your children have everything they need before they come to school.  Thank you for your continued understanding and support of the measures we are putting in place to ensure the safety of our staff and your children.

For your information, the school will follow the government’s and Public Health England guidance on all health and safety procedures and best practice to minimise the risk from Coronavirus Covid-19.  Please find attached the material and data sheets which give information regarding the ingredients contained in products we will be using to comply with guidance.  Please could you inform the school, via email, if your child is allergic to any of these.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us either by telephone on 01827 702205 or email:  admin@thepolesworthschool.com.

I look forward to a time in the near future when I can welcome you all back into our school.

Kind regards

Maura Favell

Defence+ Alcohol Hand Gel (Material Safety Data Sheet)

Sanisafe (Material Safety Data Sheet)

Wilko – Antibacterial Wipes (Material Safety Data Sheet)

News & Events

Half Term

26th - 30th October

Year 11 Pre Public Exams

30th November - 4th December

Year 12 Initial Assessments

16th - 20th November

Year 13 Assessments

30th November - 4th December

School Closed

27th November

Year 13 Travel & Tourism trip to Warner Studios

2nd December