Good afternoon parents,
It's the end of a very unusual school year and there is so much to look back on with pride, not least the way our school community have come together during the unfortunate school lockdown period. I hope, like me, you feel that the school community have come closer together, forming friendships and building trust through a range of communications and support mechanisms.
I would just like to inform you of a few things regarding September. I am deliberately not publishing a very detailed plan of what September will definitely look like, because as we have seen, things change rapidly at the moment.
The new school year begins for Y1-6 children on Wednesday 2nd September. Reception and Nursery children start on Monday 7th September.
There will still be a number of Coronavirus-related restrictions and changes enforced, the detail of which will be published towards the end of August.
Drop-off and Pick-up
As we have started to implement in recent weeks, there will be 4 separate entrances to the school site in September, with different year groups entering and exiting through different gates. In addition, where two year groups are using the same gate, there will be a staggered start and finish time to the day to avoid congestion and contact in and around the school site.
In recent weeks, children have not been expected to wear school uniform. However, from the start of next term in September, full uniform will once again be expected. Please ensure footwear is appropriate (fully black shoes only, no boots or sandals etc.)
Breakfast Club and Twilight Club:
The current government guidance encourages both before and after school provision where possible. It is our intention to run both breakfast and Twilight clubs in September, starting on Monday 7th September (not on the first three days back, 2nd-4th September). We will publish more details as guidance emerges as there will be certain Covid-related restrictions to adhere to.
Further updates will be posted when necessary during the summer. I will send text notifications out as and when anything is updated.
Let me just take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and carers of our children, who have given our staff such fantastic support throughout this difficult year. I am personally so proud to be the head teacher of this wonderful school - it is a huge privilege to be part of our school community.
I wish you and your family a happy and healthy summer holiday.