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Opening school safely - Covid 19

This page should provide you with up-to-date information about how we plan to safely reopen our school for all pupils from September 2020 and again from March 2021.  Information for children who are absent from school for Covid reasons, for example because they are isolating, is also available.  All relevant, current information, including copies of letter and emails sent to parents/carers about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of our school, can be found on this page.  


Since the lockdown was announced, the Headteacher, site staff, senior leadership team, school staff and governors have been working hard to ensure we are ready for safe reopening for pupils on 5th January.  We cannot eliminate the risk, but we will do whatever we can to minimise it in school.


Please read all the information in this section carefully.  It is important that all members of our school community play their part in keeping our school COVID-secure.  In particular, pay close attention to the following:

  • inform the school office immediately if your child is unwell with Covid symptoms or has a positive Covid test
  • collect your child from school promptly if asked to do so because they are unwell
  • respect the one-way systems when accessing and leaving the school site
  • wear a mask at all times on the school site
  • respect the staggered start and finish times for your family group
  • ensure that only one parent/carer accompanies children to school
  • ensure that children bring only the essentials to school - their coat, PE kit, water bottle, lunchbag (if required) and reading book or bookbag.  These items may be carried to and from school in a backpack if children choose to do so.  All other items will be provided by the school.
  • inform the school office immediately of any new or updated medical needs for your child/ren, including food or other allergy information.  You may make an appointment to speak to a member of staff  if you need to sign a medication consent form or drop off medication.
  • raise any questions or concerns with the school office as soon as possible by phone or email, so that queries can be dealt with quickly


Many thanks for your cooperation at this challenging time.  If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be managed by the school office, please ask to make an appointment to meet with the me, the Headteacher, to discuss these in more detail.

Email 31st March - whole school update

Email 26th February - Sports Clubs/World Book Day

Email 4th March - Wearing a mask on the school site

Email 26th February - Whole School Reopening

How we will manage a suspected or confirmed case of Covid in school.

Remote learning - Information for Parents

Homelearning Information

Email explaining the staggered start and finish times

How to use the one-way systems through school

PE and PE Kits

Change to pupil drop-off and collection times

Contact Details and Useful Links