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Government announcement about the phased re-opening of schools

Good evening parents and carers,


Last night (Sunday 11th May), Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, gave an indication of how and when schools might return. 


Primary schools in England could reopen to some year groups from 1 June "at the earliest", says Boris Johnson.


The prime minister said a phased return to school would begin with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, if infection rates and the government's other tests at the time allow it. 

(source: BBC News website)


At this point, we have no further details on this.  There is no set confirmed date, and we will be looking at further details and guidance as it emerges.


This week, the 'Netherley Hub' will be led by staff from St. Gregory's, therefore there will not be a Norman Pannell member of staff in the school office.  Please do not phone school to ask about school re-opening.  We do not know any further details than those published in the press.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at and I will try to respond, but I stress, we have more questions than answers at this point.


In the meantime, please stay safe at home, except for those limited activities permitted in government guidance.


Yours sincerely,


Rob Simpson

(Head Teacher)