Thursday, 25 February 2021

Reopening on 8th March 2021

Thursday 25th February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is with great delight that I am writing to you to share news of our full school reopening on Monday 8th March. We have had to wait a long time for this moment and will come as a great relief to many of you!

Below is the key information you should be aware of.

● School reopens for every child on Monday 8th March.

● It is a legal requirement that all children return to school (unless unwell, self-isolating from COVID-19 or clinically extremely vulnerable).

● Year group bubbles remain in place throughout the school day until further notice.

● Additional cleaning, hand washing and sanitiser dispensers continue to be in place.

● Staff are provided with Lateral Flow Tests every Wednesday and Sunday.

● School dinners are available from Monday 8th March. KS2 parents, please check your Squid account and add funds where required.

● Breakfast Club reopens from Monday 8th March for working parents who require childcare. Please ensure payments are made in advance via Squid.

● School will remain closed after lunch on Friday (12-50 for KS1 and 1-00 for KS2). Google classroom work will be set for the children to complete at home. Please note that younger children cannot be collected by siblings in KS2.

● Homework Club reopens from Friday 12th March. Working parents who require a place, must complete a Google Survey by Wednesday 3rd March.

● School uniform must be worn. PE kits must be in school.

● Children who have been lent Chromebooks should keep them at home for the time being. They can be used to complete Friday afternoon Google Classroom learning.

● Staggered start/finish times remain in place until further notice:
APR 8-30 start 2-45 finish (12-50 finish on Friday)
YN 8-30 start 2-45 finish (12-50 finish on Friday)
YR 8-40 start 2-55 finish (12-50 finish on Friday)
Y1 8-30 start 2-45 finish (12-50 finish on Friday)
Y2 8-40 start 2-55 finish (12-50 finish on Friday)
Y3 8-30 start 2-45 finish (1-00 finish on Friday)
Y4 8-40 start 2-55 finish (1-00 finish on Friday)
Y5 8-30 start 2-45 finish (1-00 finish on Friday)
Y6 8-40 start 2-55 finish (1-00 finish on Friday)

Although the children will be back at school, we must still exercise caution to ensure the health of our school community. This means whole school events, assemblies together, trips/residentials and mixed year group activities are not permitted at present. We have not been given a timeline as to when these will be possible but I would anticipate this will be within this academic year.

Please continue to encourage and support your child with their Google Classroom learning over the last few days. Every online lesson attended and piece of work submitted is a massive help to your child. When school reopens, we will focus on reconnecting the children with our expectations and values as well as reviewing their learning so we know how we can best support them in the future. We will also focus on mental and physical wellbeing and social connections whilst maintaining high academic expectations.

Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the amazing job that you have done with the challenges and demands of ‘homeschooling’, the exceptional work of our staff in supporting children at school and at home and the fantastic critical worker parents who have continued to keep our country going under such difficult circumstances.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office or email

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Denchfield

Executive Headteacher