COVID information for parents
Parents and families are asked to adhere to the following from school to support the health of our school community:
- All adults and secondary aged pupils are asked to wear a face mask covering both nose and mouth when dropping off and picking up children each day ro coming to the office. This begins from Monday 14 September.
- If you are not wearing a mask you will be asked to wait until all other families have dispersed from the playground before being granted access to the school site.
If your child has any of the following symptoms;
- A new or continuous cough; a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above; a change/ loss of their sense of taste or smell
If in school they will be isolated in our sick bay with a member of staff and will be sent home immediately along with any siblings.
You will be asked to get your child tested and advised that the household should self isolate until you have received the result of your test.
If the result is negative, your child and any siblings may return to school.
If the result is positive, your child will isolate for 10 days from the day symptoms began and the household should isolate for 14 days from the day symptoms began.
If your child becomes symptomatic during the weekend, please let us know immediately by emailing:
With the following details:
Name of child
Class and year group
Names of any siblings in school with year groups also.
Day/ date and time of symptoms first showing
Type of symptom
A contact phone number. A member of staff will contact you at some point in the weekend to further advise and support you.
Start and end of day procedures
Children are dropped at their prescribed gates. Parents are asked to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth whilst waiting to drop children off. Reception drop off begins at 8.30am, Y1,2 and 5 at 8.45am and Y3,4 and 6 at 8.55am. Siblings may enter the site with older children from 8.45am onwards.
At the end of the day all children are lined up from 3.15pm. Parents enter the site via the Children's entrance on Watergate Way. All parents and secondayr aged children picking up must wear a face mask. Those not wearing masks will be asked to wait outside the school gates until those wearing masks have left the infant playground via the one-way system.
All parents follow the one-way system from Watergate way, via the Infant playground, Junior playground and exiting the site onto Watergate Lane via the main entrance.
Older children who walk home by themselves with parental permission, will not be allowed to leave school until 3.30pm.
Any parent wishing to speak to the office will be asked to hand sanitise before entering and will not be able to enter the main building. You will be required to wear a face mask at the office window.
We will only arrange face to face meetings between staff and parents in exceptional circumstances. Phone calls are preferable at this time.
From Monday 14 September, for any exceptional face to face meetings in school, the adults taking part in the meeting, including staff, are asked to wear masks.
We are currently updating our Parent Handbook which can be read attached to this page soon.
Our risk assessment can be read here.