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School Opening Times

Drop off and Pick up

 

Arrival

In September 2021 we shall continue the system of children arriving at school and going straight into their classrooms through their designated entrance. The school gates will open at 8:40 am and will close at 8:55 am. We have found this window of 15 minutes takes the pressure off the car park and congestion on the road. We are reluctant to set times for each class as we know that some parents need to get to work and drop off early so if you don’t have to, please delay arriving by a few minutes so that we get a steady flow. The formal learning will not take place until 9:00 am so children arriving later will not be disadvantaged.

The children will still be encouraged to wash their hands regularly and use the sanitiser as they come into school.

Face masks no longer need to be worn but we understand that some parents/carers and even some staff may be nervous about the lifting of restrictions so please wear one if you feel safer. Staff may ask you to wear one should you have a meeting with them, please respect this.

End of day

The gates will open at 3:10 for reception, year 1 and year 2 children. Siblings in KS2 will be able to leave at the same time. Teachers will bring years 3, 4, 5 and 6 out at 3:20 pm. Parents will be asked to queue at the pick up points so that teachers can dismiss the children quickly.  Staff will be available on the yard to sign post collection points for each year group.

The aim is to have a steady flow at drop off and collection to ease the carpark. We shall evaluate the success once things settle and adjust as needed. Please let us know your thoughts if it’s not working.

From 16th August there is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate. If children have a positive test or symptoms of COVID 19 in September they will be required to stay at home. Close contacts will be advised to take a PCR test but will be allowed in school unless they have a positive result.

 

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