I am delighted to confirm that we are reopening for all pupils on Monday 8 March. Restrictions will continue to be in place so that we can keep all our pupils and staff as safe as possible and we will respond to all government guidance as changes are introduced over the coming weeks and months.
Children will arrive from 8.50 to 9am each morning and leave at 3.15pm and can be escorted by one adult only. Class 1 may enter by the main school door, Class 2 and 3 may enter via the cloakroom doors and Class 4 via the library. Please walk around the school in a clockwise direction to entrance areas, following our strict one-way system. We request that social distancing measures are maintained at all times and that all adults wear a mask whilst on the school site. Breakfast Club will be available from 8am each morning, please inform Mrs Clark if you would like to book a place.
Children should wear full uniform, including school shoes, and long hair should be tied back. On the days when children have PE they should come to school in their PE kit and they will need a coat every day as we will be spending as much time as possible outdoors. Wellies are advisable as the children will have access to the field and forest areas each day. The school kitchen will be open and will provide a full menu; children may also bring in packed lunches in a wipeable box. All children will need a water bottle which should be washed every evening. Bags should not be brought into school if at all possible as only essential items should be required. Further details of all arrangements are in our reopening plan, which can be viewed below.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our children back and can’t wait to see them. Please be assured that their well-being remains our priority and we will do all we can to keep them safe. Please contact me if you require further information or if I can help in any way.
Barbara A Reilly-O’Donnell
Plan for Reopening on March 8th 2021: Reopening Plan March 2021
Please find additional information below regarding the procedures in school in response to the coronavirus pandemic..
Durham County Council Risk Assessment: DCC September School COVID 19 RA
Information from the Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
This video explains our one-way system for drop-offs and pick-ups:
Mrs Reilly-O’Donnell would like to welcome all of our children back to school: