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Welcome Back to School 2021-22

We are looking forward to welcoming all the children back to school when we re-open on Thursday 2nd September 2021. Please read the important details below.

We hope you have had a safe Summer break and made some fabulous memories.  

Returning to school can be a fun and exciting time, but we understand that for some people it will be an anxious time. Please contact your child's teacher on Class Dojo in the first instance if you have any issues you want to discuss. We will do all we can to ensure your child starts school in a positive way. Here are some important points to note.

School day timings 

We will continue with the safe drop off and collection times that were operating last term.

We will use two entrances to school:   

  • The main front gate  (EYFS, KS1 and Year 2)) 
  • The rear gate (leading towards Zoe’s Nursery)  (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

    Please continue to adhere to social distancing outside of school when lining up and we kindly ask that all parents continue to wear a mask. 

    Timetable:    


Main Gate (Front of School)   

Rear Gate   

08.40am to 08.50am   

Nursery and Reception   

Year 3 and Year 4   

08.50am to 09.00am   

Year 1 and 2   

Year 5 and 6   


  • Parents and children will line up outside the gate socially distanced.   
  • Parents and children will be let into the school grounds by a member of school staff on the gates   
  • (EYFS, KS1) Parents to drop children off at the correct line and leave the site via the double car park gates. (front entrance) 
  • (KS2) Parents will drop children at the correct time given for their year group at the back gate- children will walk up into school from the gate. 
  • Children will line up in year groups. 

  • Parents will wait outside the gate socially distanced on the path to school. 
  • (EYFS/KS1) Parents and children will be let into the school grounds by a member of staff on the gates. 
  • (EYFS/KS1)Parents will collect their children from the allocated lines and leave the school premises via the double car park gates following the one-way system.   
  • Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be collected from the back entrance.  
  • Permission to walk home for years 5 and 6 will need updating before children can walk home alone. 


Main Gate (Front of School)   

Rear Gate   

3.00pm to 3.10pm   

Nursery and Reception   

Year 3 and Year 4   

3.10pm to 3.20pm   

Year 1 and 2   

Year 5 and 6   

  Please ensure you stick to the time slot for your children’s year group. 


Breakfast Club 

Breakfast Club will not be running on Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd September whilst we review COVID operating procedures.  Details will follow with what we can offer.

After School Clubs 

After School Clubs will recommence and will run from 3.15pm to 4.00pm. Details of what we are offering this half-term will be sent via Class Dojo/Groupcall and will require an online form to be completed. 


Pupils ensure your child(ren) are dressed smartly in full school uniform on their return to school in September. Pupils in Year 5 & 6 must wear a tie and collared shirt. Pupils may not wear trainers to school. Click here to view our school uniform page

PE kit

We shall continue with wearing our PE kit to school on PE days as are many schools across the UK. We have found this maximises PE time in the lesson. PE kits days are as follows.

Year group PE Days
EYFS Monday (Nursery F1 only)                          Friday (Reception F2 only)
Year 1

Monday & Friday

Year 2 Monday & Friday
Year 3 Monday & Friday
Year 4 Monday & Friday
Year 5 Monday & Friday
Year 6  Monday & Friday
Covid updates

As we return to school in September, please be assured the safety of our children, families and staff remains our number one priority. As the country moves to Step 4 of the roadmap, the government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This marks a new phase in the government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September.

Our full operating procedures and supporting risk assessments are available to view in the COVID-19 page. CLICK HERE to view

Mixing and bubbles: At Step 4 it is no longer recommend that it is necessary to keep children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’). This means that bubbles will not need to be used in the academy from the autumn term. We will be returning to whole school gatherings, such as assemblies. Pupils will also be returning to participating in indoor PE and eating their lunch in the hall.

From 19 July, the government removed the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don't normally meet. As such, we politely request parents wear a face covering when entering our front entrance area to visit the office.

Control measures: Please be assured we will be keeping a number of control measures in place. This includes ensuring good hygiene for everyone, maintaining our additional cleaning regimes, keeping spaces well ventilated and following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19. Staff will continue with the programme of twice weekly asymptomatic testing. We will continue to provide a remote learning offer for any pupil requiring to self-isolate. 

If you have any further questions before the start of term, please do not hesitate to contact us on 
We look forward to a fabulous year of learning ahead!