All pupils will return to school in September 2020 as advised by the government. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions document which provides lots of information about what school will be like and also see the information sheets specific for each class which give information about start times and which gates to use.
We will add more information if/when things change based on the most recent guidance from the government. If you have any questions over the summer, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.
Please see the letter and additional documents below which explains how we plan to re-open school for more pupils. As you will be aware, the advice and guidance from the Government changes regularly and we will try and update our plans as soon as possible following any announcements.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact the school office and staff will be able to help you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time.
I am sure you will have many questions for us about children coming back to school but please be patient with us while we try and work out our plans so we can make sure school is as safe as possible for children and staff. Keeping everyone healthy is our main priority and this will underpin all of the decisions we make over the next few weeks. As soon as we have more information to share with you, we will be in touch.
The Government has produced a document which may answer some of your questions. It can be found here.
Please do contact us if you have any specific questions and we will try and help.
As the school is closed to the majority of pupils, we thought it would be useful to create a place on the website to find information.
Click here to find the latest information from the Government about school closures during this pandemic.
Click here to read about a book which has been written to help children to understand about Coronavirus. It is illustrated by Alex Scheffler who drew the pictures in The Gruffalo books! A copy of the book can be found on our Home Learning page.
Click here to find the learning activities which we have provided to support with any learning at home. If you have any problems accessing the links or need things printing out, please give the school office a call and we will try and help as quickly as we can.
Free School Meals - updated 17.05.2020
We have now got the systems in place to ensure all families who are eligible to free school meals can receive either a supermarket voucher or a weekly food bag. Thank you to everyone for your patience if you were not able to access your support as quickly as we had liked but hopefully things are much easier now.
The Government has stated that families are not eligible for financial support for free school meals during half-term (as they would not normally be in school) but we have placed the orders to resume these from 01.06.2020. If you have chosen a food bag, these will be delivered to school during the w/c 01.06.2020 and we will get these to you as soon as we can. Those who have chosen vouchers should receive on 1st June or shortly afterwards. If there are any problems, please let us know and we will try and help.
If you are struggling financially, please contact the school as we may be able to refer you to receive a voucher to collect a food hamper from a local food bank.
If there is anything else the school can do to help during this really difficult time, please call the school office on 0113 2639216 or email [email protected] and we will do everything we can to support.
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