Returning to School in September

24th August 2021

Returning to school on Thursday 2nd September 2021

Our school risk assessment has been updated in line with the current government guidance and this will have a direct impact on how the school operates from September.  We welcome some new freedoms and flexibility in school this academic year, but will be taking a measured approach to keep our children learning in school as much as is possible, minimising any disruptions for your family. 

Our outbreak management plan below, will be put into action if we experience a significant number of COVID cases. This plan is the temporary reintroduction of class bubbles and other measures that were in place last academic year. 

School drop off and pick up 

  • Children can be dropped off between 8:40 - 8:50am and collected at 3:10pm. 

  • We welcome parents onto our school site but ask that you wear a face covering at this busy time and exit via the school carpark. The school gate will be open from 8:35am. 

  • Please ensure that older pupils, who walk to school alone, do not arrive earlier than necessary. 

  • Break times and lunchtimes will now see more than one class playing together,  group assemblies will now be held in the hall and pupils will resume eating their lunches in the school hall. 

  • Pupils should now bring water bottles and book bags to school each day. 

  • We will continue to ask children to come in PE kit on their PE days, these will be confirmed by class teachers once we are back in school. This year a branded hooded PE zoodie is available from the School Trends website.
  • We understand the occasional uniform disasters in the short term, but we very much want all our pupils in full uniform in September. 

COVID isolation rule changes

From Monday 15th August the rules relating to COVID isolation changed significantly. The full details of the these can be found below.

  • Pupils with any of the 3 main COVID Symptoms should not attend school and need a PCR test booking for them as soon as possible, (high temperature, persistent cough, altered sense of smell or taste).

  • Pupils who have had a PCR test cannot return to school until they have a negative test result or have completed the required isolation time.

  • Pupils and staff will not need to automatically isolate if there is a positive COVID case in their class or household.

  • Please keep us updated about any cases or suspected cases of COVID and contact us to discuss anything you are unsure of.

We are all really looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 2nd September at 08:40 am and to making a wonderful start to what will hopefully be a much more normal year for us all!