School will close for the summer holidays on Friday 17th July.
We will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September.
What will school look like?
We are just finalising arrangements for this based on the government guidance we received. We plan to share this with you all at the beginning of next week.
What I can say is, based on the government guidance in order to be COVID secure, there will be some form of staggered starts and finishes, parents/carers will not be permitted into the building (at least for the first half term) and we will do five full days in school (unless your child is in Nursery or Reception and you will already have information about their staggered starts/start date).
Further details will follow next week once we are certain they will work for everyone involved, both from a safety and a practicality point of view.
Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club
Government guidance is clear that we need to keep children in consistent groups and not mix them as much as possible to prevent potential spread of the virus. This means that running our Breakfast Club in the hall will not be possible, at least for the first half term, and running our Afterschool Club as we have done will also be very tricky.
We do want to support families and find a way to make this work for everyone.
Breakfast Club - we anticipate being able to allow all children to start to come into school, into their classes, from 8:30. However, should you need your child to come to school between 8-8:15 for work purposes only, you will need to request a place.
Afterschool Club - for at least the first half term this will only be available for working parents/carers as numbers will need to be kept at a minimum. Again you would need to request a place.
Requesting a place at 8-8:15 Breakfast Club or Afterschool Club (or both) - please email school firstname.lastname@example.org to request days and times. This must be done by Monday 13th July. If we do not have a request by that date, we will not allocate you a place.
If you have accessed Afterschool Provision before, we will be emailing you directly too.
Please note there is a charge for Afterschool Club as normal.
Final Information about September
This will be shared at the beginning of next week and should hopefully answer all your questions.
Thank you all for your support throughout this challenging time, and as we enter a 'new normal' in September. School will eventually return to normal but we have to make the changes needed to keep your children and your family, and my school team and their families as safe as we possibly can.