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Prime Minister’s announcement this evening - our response

I am sure you will have been listening to the announcement from Boris Johnson this evening and will have heard the changes the government have planned, including the plan for primary schools from 1st June.  Just like you, we do not receive any prior warning or information about any changes to the lockdown.  Please be assured, as soon as we have more detailed information from the government, we will communicate any plans with you directly.  

I thank you wholeheartedly for the feedback you have given so far in the parents/carers survey.  Your responses, alongside those of our staff and governors, will be fully considered as we follow government expectations to reopen to specific year groups, with the wellbeing, health and safety of children, staff and families at the heart of every decision we make.  I will share a summary of the responses next week.


Until we receive detailed information from the government and Department for Education, it will be difficult to answer particular questions you may have with any certainty.  However, if you do have any questions linked to your child or your own personal circumstances please feel free to email them to and we will answer them as quickly as we can. 

I thank each and every one of you again for your support throughout this challenging time.  We will get through this together. 


Claire Withers

COLLECTION FROM AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All after school clubs collections will be from outside the main school entrance so please turn up at the collection time for your child (to avoid having lots of people waiting around outside of the building). The only access point will be through the front gates for safeguarding reasons. No other external gates will be open (e.g. the gates to the line) - this is because our afterschool childcare children have supervised access to our yard and field and it would not be safe to leave other gates open. Please remember to wear a face mask on site where possible and, unless your child is in Y6 and has permission to walk home, we will expect an adult to collect every child. Thank you for your support with this so that we can ensure safety for all.