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Trying your Best Equals Success If you Believe you will Achieve

Trying your Best Equals Success
If you Believe you will Achieve

Phased Return

As part of government’s roadmap to recovery we will be welcoming back children from Year 6 on Monday 1st June, in addition to the ongoing support for our vulnerable children and children of key workers.


Yesterday you received a letter outlining our intent to get our children back to school safely. The letter can be found in the Parents > Letters section of the school website.


Parents and Carers of these children have already been contacted to outline measures we have taken to maximise a safe return of our children, in consultation with public health guidance. Key features of this include: a deep clean and enhanced cleaning regime using disinfection as appropriate, small bubble groups of children to enable social distancing, regular hand washing, and a revised timetable and curriculum to support the mental and physical health of our children, as we all adjust to a new norm. To facilitate social distancing Children in the key worker bubble should enter and exit via the key stage 1 gate, the Year 6 bubble via key stage 2. A senior member of staff will be present to help direct your children safely.


To help reduce face-to-face contact with and between Parents and Carers you can help by sending only one parent/ carer with the child at the start and end of the school day, and observing the social distancing signs that are in place. Year 6 children are invited to walk to and from school on their own but we ask that you help reinforce the message: straight to and from school! Parents and Carers will not be permitted into the school site to reduce the risk of infection.


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