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Coronavirus Closure

25th June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is very important that you let the school office know by MONDAY 29th June if your child is returning to school for the remaining last two weeks of term, so that we can arrange staffing for the year groups: Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 only.

Also, please don’t forget that we finish at 1pm tomorrow and children need to be picked up at 1:15pm at the latest so school can close at 1:30pm.



Dear Parents and Carers,

We are proposing to re-open our school for some children from the beginning of June.  However, please be aware that these arrangements may change due to Government or Local Authority advice.

The Government have said that they would like Year Six, Year One, Reception and Nursery to return to school from June 1st.  These are the only year groups returning so far.

We are phasing these year groups return to school as stated below;

Week beginning: 1st June
Monday Staff training Day

School closed for all children, including Care Club

Tuesday Staff training Day

School closed for all children, including Care Club

Wednesday Care Club return

Year Six return

Friday School closes at 1.30pm
Week beginning: 8th June
Monday Year One return
Wednesday Reception return
Friday School closes at 1.30pm
Week beginning: 15th June
Monday Nursery return
Friday School closes at 1.30pm

Vulnerable and key worker children from all year groups will continue to attend school as they have been doing; apart from on a Friday afternoon and the two staff training days, where the school is closed to pupils. School will close at 1.30pm on a Friday.

If you decide not to send your child back to school, you will not be fined.

The school has written an extremely detailed risk assessment to keep your children and the staff as safe as possible.

All children will be in groups of 15 with an allocated member of staff.  The group of 15 will not mix with other children and neither will the staff.  They will stay in the small group at all times.  They will eat their lunch together in their classroom and have break times together in an allocated area of the playground.

The school has enhanced cleaning procedures using Anti-Viral disinfectant that is effective against Coronavirus.  The school will have a lunchtime clean of key areas as well as full clean each night.  Every day the school will be cleaned by a specialist contract cleaner who will carry out a decontamination spray of an area of the school using an Anti-coronavirus product.

Please read the following points that we have had to put in place:

  • No Breakfast Club (even for keyworker/vulnerable children). No After School Club.
  • Children can arrive at school anytime between 8.45am and 9.15am to reduce the amount of parents at school at one time, a member of staff will direct you.
  • ANY CHILD ARRIVING AFTER 9.15AM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ADMITTANCE  -this is because we can not have children and adults walking through the school. 
  • Children can be picked up between 2.45pm and 3.15pm
  • Only one parent is to drop off or pick up.
  • No parent is to enter the school building.
  • All payments will be via SIMSPAY or contactless card only. No cash will be accepted.
  • There will be no tuck shop, fruit or milk.
  • Parents must adhere to social distancing guidelines (keep two metres apart).
  • Parents must not congregate on the playground or at the school gate.
  • Your child will probably not be in their usual classroom; this will give us the chance to space the children out around the school. The general areas your children will be based are:
    • Year 6 – in current Year 6 and Year 5 classrooms, entry via door on KS1 playground
    • Year 1 – in current KS1 building, all classrooms will be used, entry via external classroom doors and normal entrance for those upstairs
    • Reception – based in main building, in current Year 3, entry via external classroom doors, After School Club area will also be used, entrance via After School entrance
    • Nursery – based in their usual classrooms, entrance via the normal EYFS entrance
    • Vulnerable and Key worker children in Years 2,3,4 and 5 will be based in the Year 4 classrooms, entrance via external classroom door. Vulnerable and Key worker children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will attend school with the rest of their year group.
  • Children should not attend school if they have an appointment that day.
  • If your child’s year group is not in school and you are eligible for benefits related free school meals, you will continue to receive a voucher via the government funded scheme and this is subject to change.


Next week, your child’s teacher will ring you to talk about your child’s return to school.  They will ask you if your child is returning to school. They will tell you which room your child will be in and which member of staff they will be with and will also ask you for any updates that you think school should know about.


Yours Sincerely,



Mrs Suzanne Blay



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