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Key worker and vulnerable pupils

Pupils who have requested a key worker/ vulnerable pupil place have been sent the e-mail below explaining the details for the groups. All other pupils will be supported with learning at home. 

We have split the children by age into 3 key worker groups:

  • KS2 (Y3-6)
  • Y2 only
  • Mixed Reception/Y1.

The numbers in the groups are sufficiently low enough to ensure each child can have a desk of their own instead of having to share as they have done this year so far. This is different in Reception/Y1 however as this style of learning is not appropriate to their needs at all times. We are also fortunate enough to have 3 separate buildings so each group will be in their own building with their own block of toilets to further reduce sharing. We will of course, continue with increased cleaning, hand washing, sanitising and keeping 2m apart within bubbles at all times (the latter clearly more difficult with the youngest pupils but we will still encourage distance at all times)


The new times and gates starting on Wednesday 6th January 2021 are as follows:


Please remember social distancing at all times and face coverings. Please also be prompt and leave the outside area straight away to reduce contacts.


KS2 group- Main reception gate  8:50am-3:15pm


Y2 group- Top/ kitchen gate 8:45am-3:10pm


Y1/FS2 group-Middle/ Nursery gate 8:40-3:05pm Other drop off points

Main reception gate:

Breakfast club (arrivals between 8am and 8:30am only)

Late arrivals 8:55am onwards (social distancing key)


Breakfast club


•             Service to be offered to pupils from all groups but limited to a maximum of 15 in total so please ensure you book online and in advance if you need this service.

  • Children use the main entrance/Reception gate arriving between 8:00-8:30am.


After school club

•             Service to be offered to pupils from all groups but limited to a maximum of 15 in total so please ensure you book online and in advance if you need this service.

•             The same procedures and times for collecting will remain in place.

  • Please be aware if you use this service and are late collecting the pupils, we will need to charge you the additional costs to staff that our school incurs. I know it’s not always easy to be on time but we are struggling to keep this service open with the lower numbers so we cannot afford to be paying additional hours to staff and not recouping this. Thank you for your understanding.


School Uniform/ PE

  • Children will need to come to school in their uniform except on PE days (as per the current arrangements). Your child may still wear their own clothes on their birthday or the day closest to their birthday if it falls on the weekend so they get to feel special.
  • NEW PE days- KS2 group Tuesdays
  • Y2- Mondays
  • Y1/FS- Wednesdays (starting next week)


What do pupils need to bring?

  • Like before, the fewer things that are brought into school, the lower the risk so your child should not be bringing anything to school apart from the following items:
  • Coat, hat, scarf, gloves as appropriate to the weather
  • Lunch box (wipeable) if they are bringing food from home
  • Fruit for break time (if needed) wrapped in cling film, foil or in a sandwich bag
  • Reading book and diary (in a simple plastic bag or book bag- not big rucksacks please.
  • Bag with change of clothes, underwear, wipes (only FS as needed)



  • For continuity, even though you might not work every day, it is now a requirement that if your child takes a place, they attend every day rather than on certain days in line with work commitments as in the previous lockdown.
  • If your child is unwell or cannot attend for any reason, please telephone the school before 9:30am to give the reason so the register can be marked accordingly.
  • If your child or anyone in your house has COVID symptoms, please order a test and begin self-isolation immediately.


Positive COVID cases

  • If we are informed about a positive case and your child is identified as a close contact, we will ask you to keep them at home for 10 days as per the current guidelines. We would provide work for the pupils to complete at home during this time as we are doing for the children not attending school.


Office hours

  • Please be aware that our office won’t be manned continually so you made need to leave a message. Staff will return your call at the earliest opportunity.


If you need any help or assistance at any time, please e-mail me or Mrs Smith-


It is expected from the Government announcement that this will be in place until at least February half term. Please ensure you keep us up to date with any changes in your circumstances.


We will do our best to ensure this is as positive and educationally beneficial period whilst keeping safety at the forefront of our minds.


Kind regards,

Mrs Johnson