10th June 2020


Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been lovely to welcome some more pupils back to school over the last few days. The
partial reopening has gone well so far and the children are adjusting to the new routines.
As you may have seen in the news, the Government has dropped plans to reopen primary
schools to all year groups before the summer holidays. This means for many children we will
not reopen until September at the earliest.

I know for many, this will have been an upsetting decision. Lockdown has been a difficult
period for a lot of us. We would have loved to open to more of our children, but agree with
the government that this should only be done when it is safe to do so.
We would like to remind families that we do remain open for certain groups of children. If
your child is in reception, year 1 or year 6 they are entitled to a place in school. We are
operating a week on week off rota for these year groups to attend. If you would like more
information about this please contact the school directly.

We would also like to remind you that if you are classed as a key worker, then you are also
eligible to send your child to school. You will need to show the school a letter of confirmation
from your employer that you are classed as a key worker, but your child is then eligible to
attend the school full time. Vulnerable families are also eligible. Vulnerable families are
defined as those families who are receiving social care support, pupils with an EHCP, or
other pupils who the school feel may be vulnerable and would benefit from continued
attendance. This group now includes families living in temporary accommodation.

If you believe that you fit into one of the categories above, and would like your child to
attend, please contact the school office on the main school number.

If you do not qualify for a space, but feel you need additional support at this time, please do
call us. We are still able to support families accessing food or technology, and our inclusion
manager Alia Zakir can also direct you to other forms of support if needed.
We love to hear from our community, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Yours faithfully,

Tom Prestwich