Firstly, can we express our apologies for the very last minute school closure for all pupils today. On Sunday, the Government announced that primary schools should open, only to change this at 8pm on Monday. We have taken today in order to prepare remote learning for all pupils, and childcare provision for children of critical workers and our vulnerable pupils.

Remote learning

From Wednesday until February half term (Friday 12th February) school will be closed to the majority of pupils. Learning will be provided remotely via emails to the address you have provided to school. Staff will also send out TEAMs invites to enable your child to join in with class stories, face to face discussions in a similar way to parents’ evenings. If your child does not have the facilities to access online learning please contact school so we can provide alternative work.

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not the universal free meals for all KS1 pupils) and you would like school to provide a lunch each day for them, please contact school. These meals will need collecting each day from the office from 11.30am. If you require an exercise book or any equipment in order to complete home learning, please contact school.

Children of critical workers/vulnerable pupils

School will be only be open for our vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers during this time. A full list of critical worker professions can be accessed via the following link: Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Please could we request that children of critical workers only access this provision if absolutely necessary in order to minimise risk. In a similar way to the previous ‘lockdown’; proof of your job title will be requested if this has not been provided previously.

The school day will run from 8:45am to 3:15pm (9-12 for Nursery pupils). Children should be dropped off and picked up from their usual doors. Pupils should wear school uniform. If you are eligible and require a place for your child could you please contact school by phone or email by 1pm today and let us know which days you would require childcare and whether or not your child will require a school meal. School meals will continue to be free for FSM pupils and Reception/KS1 pupils as part of the universal free school meals scheme; normal charges apply for KS2 pupils.

Finally, can we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.

Miss Foster

Head of School