Corona Virus Latest Guidance updated 24/02/2021

Full School Re-opening & Government Guidance - Monday 8th March 2021

The Government has announced that all schools will re-open fully to all pupils on Monday 8th March, 2021. Attendance is mandatory unless a child is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and has received a shielding letter. Scientific data strongly evidences that rates of infection have reduced significantly so that children can safely return as long as schools put in place a full range of protective measures. If you have any questions / concerns after reading please phone the school office and request to speak to myself or Mrs. Vernon.

“The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has made clear that the overwhelming majority of children and young people still have no symptoms or very mild illness only. Returning to school or college is also vital for their educational progress, for their wellbeing, and for their wider development.

Self-isolation and shielding

A small number of children and young people may be unable to attend in line with public health advice to self-isolate. You should not send your child to school or college if they:

  • have symptoms or live in a household with someone who has symptoms

  • have tested positive themselves, even if they do not have symptoms

  • live in a household with someone who has tested positive, even if that person does not have symptoms

  • are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • are required to self-isolate for travel-related reasons

Phone 119 or 111 for NHS or go online at if you are concerned that your child or any household members have symptoms. Inform school immediately by telephone if you or anyone in your household develops these symptoms. School will advise and support you.

School carefully follows Government guidance and adopts protective measures to support the Health and Safety of all - measures include:

  • Grouping children and staff into year group bubbles (children remain in classes for the majority of times indoors)

  • Staggering arrival / collection times at school and use a 'one-way' system so children/adults/parents are distanced

  • Cleaning all surfaces and equipment frequently and ventilating classrooms / shared areas

  • Having a cleaner on site throughout the day

  • Children being provided with their own 'bag/tray' of pencils, paper, counters, colours etc)

  • Ensuring that all Handwash and use sanitiser several times a day - teaching children effective routines

  • Teaching and Following the 'Catch it, Bin it, Kill it' approach to respiratory hygeine

  • Staggering breaktimes and lunches so that groups (bubbles) do not mix

School Times of the Day - 8th March

Start time End of day Lining up

Nursery AM 8.30am 11.30am Nursery

Nursery PM 12.15pm 3.00pm Nursery

Reception 8.40am 2.55pm KS1 Playground

Year 1 8.45am 3.00pm KS1 Playground

Year 2 8.50am 3.05pm KS1 Playground

Year 3 8.50am 3.05pm KS1 Playground

Year 4 8.50am 3.05pm KS2 Playground

Year 5 8.45am 3.00pm KS2 Playground

Year 6 8.40am 2.55pm KS2 Playground

Drop off and Collection of Children from School

We would like to respectfully ask that only one parent/carer drops off or collects all of the children from one family. Face Coverings MUST be worn.

Enter through the gate where you need to drop or collect earliest. Please use the 'road' markings around the KS1 playground to guide you. ALL pupils and parents will exit through the large KS1 gate on Mount Street.

Your child’s class teacher will be present on the playground listed above ready to receive your child. In order to reduce risk of increased contact, please leave your child as soon as they are in their class line rather than waiting until they are taken into the school building. We will ensure that all children are appropriately supervised at all times. Parents of Reception children will be permitted to remain with their child whilst they line up at the start of the day for the first few weeks. This is to help their child, who may be new to school, to have a settled start to the day.

Use Class Dojo or phone school to pass on messages to classteachers (to reduce contact and maintain distancing).

At the end of the school day, your child will be brought to the same lining up point that you dropped them off at in the morning. You will be able to collect your child from here. Please do not go to your child’s class door.

Remote Learning

Isolating pupils will continue to receive learning remotely after the 8th March. School will be able to loan devices (Chromebooks) to support learning. We will provide learning through a mix of paper based tasks/activities and online lessons.

Please see our learning at home page for ideas/ websites and apps which will help your child learn at home.

Please find below:

  • School's Stay Safe Rules (Covid Behaviour Policy)

  • School's detailed Reopening Risk Assessment (Corona Virus / Covid 19)

  • Latest DfE / Government Guidance on School Reopening (to be updated by the Government - Updated 22nd february 2021

  • If you require paper copies of any of these documents please contact the school office by phone - 01535 604656

  • Covid Risk Assessment - Updated January 2021 - To be updated 25th Feb 2021

Thank you