Please see the link below with latest DFE guidance for parents regarding childrens mental health and well being.
UPDATED - 05/10/2020
Entry / Exit points - Drop off / Collection times - Under COVID-19 Guidance
Entry is between 8.45 – 8.55 for all year groups 1 - 6
Year 1 & 2 - Arrive at pedestrian gate at 08.55am - teachers will collect children and take them into school.
Year 3 & 4 - to be dropped off at the main pedestrian gate – no entry to parents.
Year 5 & 6 - to use path alongside school adjacent to field gate, entry gained by top field gate.
Years 5 & 6 - 3.15 pm from main pedestrian gate
Year 3 - 3.15 pm: Collection will be from the new gate along foot path by side of school before the field – children will be brought to the gate and dismissed 1 at a time to the first person in the queue. Please make sure you social distance in the queue . If you have younger children please collect your Year 3 child first.
Year 4 - 3.15 pm: Collection will be from the new gate along foot path by side of school before the field – children will be brought to the gate and dismissed 1 at a time to the first person in the queue AFTER YEAR 3, 1 at a time to the first person in the queue. Please make sure you social distance in the queue. If you have younger children please collect them first.
3.15 pm year 1 & 2 - Parents wait in line at the top of drive way by the vehicle gates.
Entry - 9.05 am - Parents to walk vehicle drive way with their child.
Exit - 3.15 pm - Parents walk up vehicle drive way.
In March when the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was increasing, we made clear no parent would be penalised or sanctioned for their child’s non-attendance at school.
Now the circumstances have changed and it is vital for all children to return to school to minimise as far as possible the longer-term impact of the pandemic on children’s education, wellbeing and wider development.
Missing out on more time in the classroom risks pupils falling further behind. Those with higher overall absence tend to achieve less well in both primary and secondary school. School attendance will therefore be mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term. This means from that point, the usual rules on school attendance will apply, including:
We now know much more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and so in future there will be far fewer children and young people advised to shield whenever community transmission rates are high. Therefore, the majority of pupils will be able to return to school. You should note however that:
Where a pupil is unable to attend school because they are complying with clinical and/or public health advice, we expect schools to be able to immediately offer them access to remote education. Schools should monitor engagement with this activity (as set out in the section below).
Where children are not able to attend school as parents are following clinical and/or public health advice, absence will not be penalised.
All other pupils must attend school. Schools should bear in mind the potential concerns of pupils, parents and households who may be reluctant or anxious about returning and put the right support in place to address this. This may include pupils who have themselves been shielding previously but have been advised that this is no longer necessary, those living in households where someone is clinically vulnerable, or those concerned about the comparatively increased risk from coronavirus (COVID-19), including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or who have certain conditions such as obesity and diabetes.
If parents of pupils with significant risk factors are concerned, we recommend schools discuss their concerns and provide reassurance of the measures they are putting in place to reduce the risk in school. Schools should be clear with parents that pupils of compulsory school age must be in school unless a statutory reason applies (for example, the pupil has been granted a leave of absence, is unable to attend because of sickness, is absent for a necessary religious observance etc).