Whole School Re-Opening – Monday 8th March 2021
As communicated via the school’s weekly Newsletter, we will be re-opening to all children from Monday 8th March 2021. Many of the systems in place will be identical to those in the Autumn Term and so will be familiar to both you and the children.
Will all children return on the same date?
Yes – all primary school children, including Nursery, must attend from Monday 8th March. This is different to some secondary schools who have a staggered return. School attendance is statutory again from this date and therefore, any absence will be dealt with as per the school’s attendance policy.
My child is clinically extremely vulnerable and has been shielding. Will they return?
No – current government guidance is that these children should stay at home. The school will need a copy of your child’s shielding letter. They should continue to access remote learning daily via Google Classroom.
I am a clinically extremely vulnerable parent – can my child return?
Yes – your child is expected to return to school from 8th March. Please speak to the school about arranging slightly different drop-off and collection times to prevent you having contact with the larger school community.
What time does my child start and finish school?
The times are the same as the autumn term. Drop-off points are also the same:
|Classes||Start time||Finish time||Drop-off & collection point|
|EYFS – Nursery (15 hours)||8.45||11.45||Nursery gate|
|EYFS – Reception and Nursery (30 hours)||8.45||3.10||Nursery gate|
|Year 1||8.50||3.15||Nursery gate|
|Year 2||8.45||3.15||Nursery gate|
|Year 3||8.45||3.15||Playground gate|
|Year 4||8.45||3.15||Playground gate|
|Year 5||8.50||3.20||Playground gate|
|Year 6||8.50||3.20||Playground gate|
|Ocean: Atlantic and Pacific||8.45||3.00||Playground gate|
As before, only one parent of children in the EYFS and Key Stage 1 will be able to accompany their child on to the school site. Key Stage 2 children will be met by a member of staff at the gate and expected to come onto the school site independently.
Does my child need to wear a face covering?
No – your child is not required to wear a face covering in school. Staff will not wear face coverings in the classroom when teaching.
Will my child be tested?
No – primary school children are not currently being tested for Covid-19. However, all staff members now have access to rapid testing twice a week.
What else do I need to know?
- Children should wear full school uniform and their PE kit on PE days.
- School lunches will be available as normal.
- Wraparound care (breakfast and after-school club) will resume from 8th
- After-school clubs will resume after Easter.
- The school office will remain closed – parents should telephone or email the school.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming the children back next week. If you have any questions or concerns about your child returning to school, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Last updated 03/03/2021