Head of School Update – Monday 7th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to a new school year!

I wanted to send you an update regarding the start and end of the school day. It’s important that I start by saying that I’m incredibly proud of all the children today; they have started the new school year with smiles on their faces and have been very settled.

Undoubtedly, it was a very busy start to the school day. In attempting to use a system that worked well during our partial re-opening, it is clear that up-scaling this for the full re-opening created some bottle-necking issues at certain points. We are committed to making the start and end of the day work smoothly, ensuring that your child arrives at school and leaves the school safely. To do this, we may need to make further changes to our plans.

We have altered our pick-up arrangements for this afternoon to make collection as smooth and safe as possible. To help us, we would be really grateful if you could be at school at only the times given below.  Arriving early creates undue congestion and our aim is to keep the number of parents on site to a minimum where possible.  Thank you in advance for your support with this:

Pupils in Year 2, 4 and 6 being collected at 3.00pm…

  • Pupils in Year 2 will line up on the KS1 playground at the end of the school day. We are asking parents to line up on the white cones where they will meet their child.
  • Pupils in Year 4 will line up on the ramp, near the KS2 playground, at the end of the school day. We are asking parents to line up on the yellow cones where they will meet their child.
  • Pupils in Year 6 will today line up on the field and can be collected by the gate near the main entrance. Please collect any younger siblings first, before collecting your child on their way out.
Pupils in Year 1, 3 and  being collected at 3.15pm…

  • Pupils in Year 1 will line up on the KS1 playground at the end of the school day. We are asking parents to line up on the white cones where they will meet their child.
  • Pupils in Year 3 will line up on the ramp, near the KS2 playground, at the end of the school day. We are asking parents to line up on the yellow cones where they will meet their child.
  • Pupils in Year 5 will today line up on the field and can be collected by the gate near the main entrance. Please collect any younger siblings first, before collecting your child on their way out.

If you have children in multiple year groups, please collect your youngest child first before joining the back of the line for any other year groups or year groups finishing at a later time.

I am grateful for your co-operation and hope these changes will make a difference.

Please continue to check your emails and our website, as we will continue to review our start and end of day arrangements and will share these with you if we need to make further changes.

With my best wishes,

Mr Laker
Head of School