Covid-19 Opening arrangements


Covid19 – school arrangements for opening to Reception, Y1 and Y6

The following information and documents relate to the opening of school, as directed by the Government. Please check here regularly as the page will be updated as more information becomes available.

From the first day of opening, which will be no earlier than 1st June, we propose to bring in Year Six for the first two days, then the following two days Year One and Year Six, and on the last day of the first week Reception plus Year One and Year Six. The reason for doing this is a slow increase in numbers will allow us to troubleshoot any issues we find.

For Foundation, Year One and Year Six we will be open for four and half days a week. We will be closing at lunchtime on a Friday to allow for deep cleaning and for teachers to prepare for the following week and catch up on any phone calls and delivering they may need to do. Our keyworkers will remain on site and be looked after by our After school Club staff. We will not be able to offer wrap around care for Reception, Year One and Year Six.

Opening Arrangements/Timings:

  • Year 6 will return to school on Monday 1st June – drop off between 8.30-8.45 and collect between 3.00-3.15 Monday to Thursday. Friday collection will need to be between 1-1.15. Parents and children will enter through the KS2 pedestrian gate and leave by the car park gate. Y6 children will be based in the Y5 and Y6 classrooms.
  • Year 1 will return to school on Wednesday 3rd June – Drop off is between 8:45-9:00am at the KS2 playground pedestrian gate. If there is a queue, please use the social distance markers on the pavement. You will be met at the gate by a member of the Leadership Team and by a member of the Year 1 teaching team. The Year 1 teacher will collect your child from you and lead them to their bubble from the gate – you will not need to accompany them. There will be numerous other members of staff available around the playground to help welcome and guide your child to their bubble. Pick up is between 2:45-3:00pm (12:45-1:00pm on a Friday) at the KS2 pedestrian gate. Whilst waiting to collect your child, please use the social distance markers on the pavement. A member of the Leadership Team will radio call for your child from the gate and your child will be brought to you.
  • Reception will return on Friday 5th June – Drop off is between 9:00-9:15am at the KS1 playground pedestrian gate. If there is a queue, please use the social distance markers on the pavement. You will be met at the gate by a member of the Leadership Team and by members of the Foundation Stage teaching team.The Foundation Stage team will collect your child from you and lead them to their bubble from the gate – you will not need to accompany them. There will be numerous other members of staff available in the KS1 playground to welcome and guide your child to their bubble. Pick up is between 2:30-2:45pm (12:30-12:45pm on a Friday) at the KS1 pedestrian gate. Whilst waiting to collect your child, please use the social distance markers on the pavement. A member of the Leadership Team will radio call for your child from the gate and your child will be brought to you. *Parents please note Reception stage first day will be a half day.

Please note any family arriving at school outside of their allocated arrival time will be turned away. Please also ensure you arrive promptly for your allocated pick up time. Parents will not be able to enter the classroom with their child or meet with the class teacher face-to-face. Parents must also not approach the school office – please phone or email with any queries/messages.

  • Keyworkers – 8.00-5.00 Monday to Friday. Parents and children will enter and leave by the admin office main door. They will be based in the Y3 classrooms and wrap around care will take place in the halls and ICT suite.

Parent letter – social distancing 08 06 2020

A Social Story about Personal Protective Equipment

NEW – Wearing a Mask – A Social Story 

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/my-hero-you – this link takes you to a story with pictures explaining to children about the coronavirus. It is also available in a range of different languages for parents and children to read at home.

Protocols, Checklists and Policies: