Coronavirus Information

New guidance is available from the Department for Education to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. The helpline details are as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk 

Opening hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
Social Distancing
 
Following some concerns which have been raised with the school we would like to clarify our expectations to safely manage transition to and from school:
 
We will require parents and families to adhere to social distancing guidelines on the slip road up to school and by the school gates. To support school safety, no adults will be allowed into the playground or on site, and children will be welcomed at the gates, and brought to the gate at the end of the day. Children in Mars Class will use their own door into the class room. Neptune Class will use the Neptune door by the pedestrian gate. Jupiter Class will come in and depart via the main school entrance door. Saturn Class will come in and depart by the playground door. To support families in observing social distancing, children may be brought to school anytime from 8.30 – 9am, but we would ask parents to be mindful of how many families are on the slip road at any one time. Challenge, Creativity, Compassion: Create a pure heart in me – Psalm 51:10 Children should not be allowed to run ahead of their adults. For the convenience of families and to avoid unnecessary waiting around on the village green, we are not setting arrival times by year group. To help parents with social distancing, children will be dismissed in alphabetical order by surname within each class, so although we do not expect parents to “line up”, this will help them organise themselves in a way that supports minimum contact. Only one adult per family should be bringing and collecting children at the gates. Whilst the play area on the village green is not the responsibility of the school, we would request that families actively model compliance with expectations and guidance for its use, including social distancing by waiting adults.