Happy Holidays!

Wishing all members of the C.A.S. community a happy, healthy and relaxing summer holiday.  We open again for Key Stage 3 and 4 on Thursday 3rd September 2020 and Key Stage 5 and Nurture on Monday 7th September 2020. See you then!

Click here for Summer good wishes from our staff.

Check out our Summer newsletter with important COVID-19 information here.

Warning over confirmed South Liverpool COVID-19 cases

An increase in confirmed cases of young people with coronavirus in south Liverpool has led public health officials to warn that the illness can infect anyone, regardless of age.

There have been around 30 cases in the area over the last fortnight, with half of them in people aged 15-24.  The places affected include Belle Vale, Childwall, Woolton, Knotty Ash, Allerton and Hunts Cross. There have also been a number of cases in Halewood.

Matt Ashton, Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, said: “Everyone is at risk of COVID-19, but we know that there is a perception among younger people that they are less at risk.

“The easing of the lockdown means this is a really dangerous moment for case numbers, and we need people not to let their guard down and throw away all of the sacrifices we have made since March.

“We owe it to each other to take precautions and look after each other, regardless of their age.

“This is not just about your own individual risk, but the chances of you passing it on to your own family and friends, some of which may be in vulnerable groups and could become seriously ill.

“So we need everyone to follow the rules, such as avoiding crowds of people and social gatherings, following social distancing guidelines, and using face coverings on public transport and in supermarkets.

“Regardless of where you live, if you do develop symptoms, please make sure you isolate, book a test through the NHS website, and then if it is positive we can use contact tracing to help find others that may be at risk.

“If everyone follows the guidance we can help control the virus and minimise the impact on ourselves and our loved ones.”

Dr Sarah McNulty, Director of Public Health in Knowsley, added: “I can’t stress enough how important it is to stay at home if you develop symptoms and get tested, particularly with lockdown measures easing and pubs and bars now reopening.

“It is so important that social distancing is part of your everyday life – you don’t know who has it and who could be spreading it, but if you’re within 2 metres of them for more than 15 minutes and they test positive, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Mobile testing centres will be in the area over the next week or so, carrying out swab tests on people with symptoms who have pre-booked via the NHS website.

Woolton:Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July
Wavertree:Monday 13 July to Wednesday 15 July
Halewood:Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July, and Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July.

Booking a test can only be done through the NHS website here and full instructions and the location are sent with the confirmation – you cannot just turn up without an appointment.

 More information about COVID-19 symptoms and guidance can be found on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/

Please see the link below, to read a letter from Steve Reddy, director of children’s services regarding the re-opening of schools:

Free School Meal Vouchers

Liverpool City Council is no longer managing Free School Meal Vouchers. The online system is manged by the Department for Education via Edenred.

Parents/Carers of children who have Free School Meals, will receive voucher codes via the email they have given school. The emails (voucher for £30) will arrive fortnightly.

(Please check your spam and junk mail if you do not appear to have received the emails.)

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact school and speak to Mr Watkins, on 0151 722 1995 or email at info@childwallabbeyschool.net between 9am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)

Thank you

Liverpool CAMHS

The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership continues to adapt as COVID-19 impacts our everyday lives.  Details of the support available from each partner and how this support can be accessed can be found on our website, or by following the links below. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be sharing regular updates.

Online Safety Advice for Parents

East Ward Community Primary School - E-Safety

Please note, during the COVID-19 lockdown:

All enquiries: info@childwallabbeyschool.net
Safeguarding concerns: safeguarding@childwallabbeyschool.net or Careline on 0151 233 3700.  If you believe a young person is at immediate risk of harm please contact the police.

Every Mind Matters –  Are you looking after your mental health? Get practical tips and helpful advice from the NHS.

Supporting Autistic People Through Covid-19 – This 30 minute webinar may be a valuable resource for some  parents/carers and discusses strategies to manage change, anxiety and routine.

Important coronavirus (COVID-19) information

As the situation regarding the coronavirus is evolving – please refer to the following regularly updated links, provided by the UK government and NHS:

Welcome to our school

Cath Piercy, Headteacher

Cath Piercy, Headteacher


Childwall Abbey School is a Local Authority specialist secondary school for pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties, aged 11-19.  We are located in a beautiful part of the south of Liverpool and have thriving links with our local community.  Our aim is to provide quality education, for pupils who have a wide variety of learning difficulties, often including Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At Childwall Abbey, we know that all our pupils can achieve, if they are able to experience a curriculum, learning environment and support, which meets their individual needs.

Our Mission Statement underpins all our practice in the daily life of our school.

We aim to be:

“A calm, safe and welcoming place in which to work and learn.
A place where everyone supports each other to achieve.
A place we enjoy coming to each day.”

At Childwall Abbey, we understand the importance of working closely with parents, carers, governors and many other agencies, to develop independence and self-esteem in all our pupils. Pupils are encouraged to develop skills for adult life, to achieve nationally accredited certification, to have opportunities to learn outside the classroom and to become respectful, active and positive contributors to the wider community.

I hope you find our website useful. Please contact school if you require any further help or information.

Cath Piercy (Headteacher)