This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, visitors and outside agencies to share this commitment.
If you are visiting the school you will be required to show some ID to reception staff if you are not known to them as part of our safeguarding policy. Please have this ready when you arrive. We will also need details of your DBS clearance if you are a regular visitor to the school.
Visitors and contractors will be given a badge that they should wear and display at all times when on the school premises.
Parking on the school site can sometimes be limited. The school is located in a busy residential area and so we ask all of our visitors to park with care ensuring that driveways and entrances are not blocked. A few extra spaces are also available in the Jubilee Church Car Park adjacent to the school, but visitors must only park in the blue bays here (NOT the white or disabled bays)
We have disabled parking at the front of the school and will be happy to reserve spaces for visitors notifying us in advance if they need extra assistance.
There is ramp access across all of the ground floor of the school building and lift access to the first floor.
The school teaching day is from: 8.25am – 2.30pm
The school Reception is open from: 8.00am – 4.15pm
Information regarding Coronavirus for visitors – updated 17th March
Whilst the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, Thamesmead School is reviewing daily and following the guidance from Public Health England. Following the announcement on 16 March 2020 for individuals to start implementing social distancing, the school has made the decision to cancel all but essential visits to the school.
Even if your visit is classed as ‘essential’, please do not visit the school if any of the below scenarios apply:
- You have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) infection, however mild. The symptoms include a high temperature (above 37 degrees) or a new and continuous cough.
- Another member of your household has any of the symptoms of the COVID-19 infection. The latest guidance is for the entire household to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If you have returned from one of the following countries, even if you do not have symptoms:
- Anywhere in Italy on or after 9 March
- Specific areas in Northern Italy in the last 14 days
- Iran in the last 14 days
- Hybei province in China in the last 14 days
- Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeongsan in South Korea in the last 14 days
In the case of any of the above instances, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.
Further information and guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
If you are visiting the school please ensure you are adopting good hygiene practise:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available
- In the event of coughing/sneezing – please use tissues, disposing of them immediately and then washing your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
As a visitor, or potential visitor, to the school we would appreciate your support in following this guidance on your visit.
Many thanks for your cooperation and support.