Department of Education guidance

Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.

Returning to primary school: what parents need to know.


Return of all Pupils 8th March 2021

Following the Government’s announcement yesterday, we look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Monday 8th March. In order for a return to be done safely for pupils, parents and staff there are a number of measures that the school will be taking:

  • Children will have forward facing desks spaced apart
  • Classrooms and toilets will be cleaned periodically through the day and deep cleaned at the end of the day
  • Children will be encouraged to give each other space and use markers in and around school.
  • Children have opportunities for regular handwashing/ use of sanitiser throughout the day
  • There will be staggered break times and lunchtimes. Class bubbles will have their own play zones.
  • Drop off and pick up times are staggered
    Year 3 and Year 6 8.40am -2.50pm.
    Year 4 and year 5 8.55am -3.05pm
    Children must be dropped off promptly and picked up promptly.
    (If you have more than one child at the school bring all of your children in at the earliest start time and
    collect them at the latest finish time e.g a parent with a child in Year 3 and Year 5 would bring
    both children at 8.40am and collect both children at 3.05pm)
  • Children who exhibit any symptoms of illness such as a cough, inability to taste/smell or a raised temperature
    will be sent home and if this is re-occurring then the whole class may have
    to have a period of isolation of 10 days. Please therefore do not send your child to school if they are ill.
  • Our curriculum will have a big focus on well-being to ensure that the children are happy, and confident.
  • We will do assessment once the children are fully integrated back into school so that any loss of
    learning is caught up.
  • Breakfast club will be available from 7.45am- 8.40am for working parents. Vehicular access as before is only
    available between 7.45am-8.15am. Please phone the office by Wednesday 3rd March to book your child into
    breakfast club from 8th March. All children in breakfast club will be kept in their class bubbles.
  • After school clubs will begin to start this term but will be limited in number and restricted to different
    year groups. All after school clubs will finish by 3.55pm at the latest so that deep cleaning can take place.
  • Play wise are offering places if you need wrap around care after school
    Contact Martine on 07971 541747 for more details.
  • Masks must be worn by all adults when dropping off and collecting children. All adults on school site must
    maintain social distancing. The DFE still maintain that children at Primary School should not wear masks.