Coronavirus Latest Guidance

Continue to follow Public Health (Government) guidance and do not attend school/ stay at home if you are displaying any symptoms of the virus (adult or child).

Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Book a test online :

Order or book a test by phone: 119 Lines are open 7am to 11pm.

Please Inform school of any absence. If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS

  • you're under 18 years, 6 months old

  • you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial

  • you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

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

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

  • Having a cleaner on site throughout the day

  • 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

  • Twice weekly home testing for staff

For more detail read our Risk Assessment - below

The School Day - September 2021

Start time End of day Lining up

Nursery AM ` 8.30am 11.30am (doors open at 11.20am) Nursery

Nursery PM 12.10pm 3.10pm (doors open at 3pm) Nursery

Reception 8.40am 3.00 pm KS1 Playground

Year 1 8.45am 3.05pm KS1 Playground

Year 2 8.45am 3.05pm KS1 Playground

Year 3 8.45am 3.05pm KS1 Playground

Year 4 8.45am 3.05pm KS2 Playground (Football area)

Year 5 8.45am 3.05pm KS2 Playground (Basket ball court)

Year 6 8.45am 3.05pm KS2 Playground (Basketball court)

Parents/ Carers received a letter regarding these changes in April 2021. The overall length of the day will be slightly shorter as lunchtime break will be reduced to 45 minutes. You will notice that our Nursery AM and Reception Classes open/start slightly earlier in the morning this is to allow you to drop and collect your youngest children first.

Start of Term (September ) for all children (except Nursery) on Tuesday 7th September.

Lining Up Places / Entry and Exit to School

We will continue with lining up places in September as they help support children with a calm start and end to the day. The new lining up places have also ensured that there is no overcrowding at classroom doors. We kindly ask that parents wait in these spaces also. Children will be collected by staff and escorted to lining up spaces at the end of the day. It will be busier again at the end of the day so we hope that continuing with the ‘lining up spaces’ will make the beginning and end of the day run smoothly. Both Y4 classes will now be collected from the ‘basket ball /football court.

The KS2 top gate (near the main office) will become two way again (in September) so that parents can exit via the KS2 playground/ lining up area.

Drop off and Collection of Children from School

Where possible and to avoid crowding we would like to respectfully ask that only one parent/carer drops off or collects all of the children from one family.

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. School has devices (Chromebooks/ net books ) which can be loaned 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 Covid Risk assessment and Contigency (outbreak management ) Plan

  • Latest Government Guidance for parents

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

August 2021 Covid Risk Assessment