We will be sharing any information or updates regarding the Coronavirus via our school website and text messaging service.
14 May 2020
Earlier this week the Prime Minister set out the next steps in the government’s response to Coronavirus. Currently Step 2 will see the phased re-opening of schools in June 2020, beginning with children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Only if infection rates and the government’s other tests at the time allow it.
We are also being asked by the Department for Education to prepare to open for more children during the course of the final half term.
Our overriding consideration is the safety and well-being of all our students, parents and staff.
We will be using the next two weeks to make sure we manage the process of reopening in a structured, calm manner and that we have all sensible measures in place to ensure our school will be a safe place for your child to return to.
As always, we will be guided by what is published by the government. It is important to note that guidance updates are regular and change. We therefore ask Parents and Carers for their continuing patience and we will keep you informed as soon as we are confident and satisfied with the surety of the details.
Currently we are awaiting further specific guidance for schools from the Government and this, we hope, will contain updated direction for Middle Schools.
In the meantime we will continue to deliver the pupils home learning timetable through Google Classroom and offer support for any difficulties that arise within our school community.
Thank you for your continued support.
27 April 2020
School Trips update
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus, we are working closely with tour operators with regards to future trips our school has planned. Government advice on travel is very open ended, and therefore currently trips departing May, June and July are too far in advance for insurers and tour operators to know if they will be cancelled/not go ahead due to restrictions.
As a result we are unable to refund payments to parents until we have had definite communication from the travel company that the trip is not going ahead. Once this has been confirmed we will be working together to process refunds to parents.
Confirmation and processing payments may take time but we will do everything we can to make it as swift as possible.
Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.
School is available for childcare over the Easter Holidays, Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays) for CRITICAL WORKERS however we need to know at least the day before. Please contact school via School APP, email or call 07735333745 to arrange and we will be happy to help.
In light of new guidance to schools , can I remind parents and carers of one of the opening statements in the advice:
‘If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.’