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Re-opening of school from 8th June information to parents

Dear Parent,

We hope that you and your loved ones are all keeping safe and well. We hope the following information helps you in preparing for your child’s return to school.

A reminder regarding re-opening

Mon 8th June- Reception pupils / Key workers and vulnerable pupils only

Tues 9th June Reception pupils / Key workers and vulnerable pupils only

Wed 10th June Reception pupils /Year One pupils / Key workers and vulnerable pupils only

Thurs 11th June Reception pupils /Year One pupils /Year Six /   Key workers and vulnerable pupils only

Fri 12th June – key workers and vulnerable pupils only.

Mon 15th June and moving forward until we receive further advice from the government:

Reception pupils /Year One pupils /Year Six

School will be closed to these year groups on a Friday so that a deep clean of the building can take place.


Reception/ Year One and Year Six pupils are the named year groups for returning to school w/c 8th June. All pupils have been placed in a family group of 15 pupils with staff members. Throughout the day, pupils will remain with this family group and they will not mix with other family groups. Breaktime and lunchtimes have been staggered to avoid family groups from mixing- details of this  will be placed on the school website/ parents tab/ Covid 19 page next week. We hope this helps when it is available. The school’s risk assessment, health and safety policy in addition to the revised behaviour policy and home school agreement will also there for parents before school re-opens.


Parents will be informed of the following information w/c 1st June in preparation for re-opening.


Your child has been placed in

Family group with

Mrs   and Miss 

Entry to school time / where

Exit from school time/ where



Family Room








We know that your child may not be with their class teacher/ TA or the classroom they are used to being in but please rest assured that your child’s class teacher has communicated with their allocated family staff member to ensure that their needs are met. The safety and well-being of all our pupils of paramount importance.

Please ensure that you provide your child with a packed lunch each day. (no items containing nuts)

 If your child is in Reception/ Year One, they will receive a school made packed lunch.

If your child is in Year 6 and they have free school meals, they will also receive a school made packed lunch.

It is important that ALL parents adhere to the arrival and departure times that will be published so that we do not have too many parents on site at any one time. If you are collecting from the playground and that is your designated place for collecting your child, two metre social distancing spots are in place for parents to stand on as well as a clear entry and exit routes into the school site. Enter via the double gates and exit via the single gate please.

Please ensure that only ONE parent is with your child. Please ensure that you arrive in single file and do not meet up with other parents at the school gates or enter the school site in groups.  Unfortunately, NO parents are allowed into the school building. If parents have any queries or questions, they are asked to phone the school office or email Likewise staff will email or phone parents if they need to speak to you.

Pupils are asked to wear their Summer school uniform. Ideally this needs to be washed each day. If this is not possible we will allow pupils to wear their own clothes whilst their uniform is being washed.


We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school. These are strange times but we are doing all we can to ensure that our school is a safe, happy learning environment for pupils, parents and staff. By working together, we can effectively achieve this.

Thank you for your continued support.


Keep safe and well.

Mrs Nash/ Mrs McAleenan

Revised Behaviour Policy

In light of the current situation and the imminent return of pupils to school from 8th June, we have added an addendum to our Behaviour Policy. We would be grateful if parents could take time to go through the additional information.

Thank you

Revised Home School Agreement

Dear Parents, as we prepare to reopen school to  Reception/ Year One and Year Six pupils we have revised our Home School Agreement to reflect the current situation. Please take time to read the agreement and go through the school’s expectations with  your child as much as you possibly can.

Working together has never been more important so that we can ensure our school is  asafe, and happy learning environment.

THANK YOU for your continued support.

Mrs Nash

Revised Home School Agreement May 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. The information on this section of the website will provide you with updates regarding the measures we are taking to safely re-open school to more pupils. Over the next two weeks we will be adding our planned timetable, risk assessments and relevant policies- we hope this will help and provide reassurance to you.

If you have any queries, please contact the school office  0121 6754841 /

We are here to help and support you at this difficult time.

Stay safe and well.

Mrs Nash

Re-opening letter / information to parents