Living with Covid

Since the Government’s announcement a few weeks ago about “Living With Covid”, we have been working to plan our logistics to do this and are now ready to share them.

From Wednesday 20th April, the first day back after the Easter break, the timings of the school day will be:

School startsSchool finishes
Year R (FS)8.55am3.20pm
Year 18.55am3.20pm
Year 28.55am3.20pm
Year 38.55am3.25pm
Year 48.55am3.25pm
Year 58.55am3.25pm
Year 68.55am3.25pm

Year R Drop Off – Staff will meet you and your child/ren at the gate as usual and children can walk to their class door on their own as they do now. This will be between 8.45 and 8.55am.

Year R Pick Up – Parents will come onto the playground and wait in a line near the external classroom doors. Teachers will release your child to you in line order. Please do not crowd forward as this blocks the staff’s view.

Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Drop-Off – Children in these year groups can now be taken to their external classroom door by parents/carers at Drop-Off, from 8.45am. Teachers will be ready at the doors to greet you.

Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Pick-Up – At the end of the school day, ALL children can now be collected by parents/carers from their external classroom door at the finish times above.

Gates will be unlocked from 8.30am and 3.10pm each day.

Year 5 and 6 children currently identified as “walkers” – those who arrive and leave unaccompanied with parental permission – can continue do so. They can make their way from their entry point to their external classroom door from 8.45am. At the end of the school day they will be dismissed from their classroom to leave the school site by their appropriate gate.

Should you have several children to collect, please be assured teachers will wait until you arrive, but any children not collected by 3.35pm will be taken to the school office to be collected.

Due to the narrowness of pathways or waiting areas for some Year 3 and Year 4 classes, slightly different pick-up points will be used.

Year 3Tulip ClassAt the external classroom door, parents with buggies please wait on the Key Stage 1 playground behind the railings opposite Tulip door
Year 3Dolphin ClassFrom the external door next to Squirrel classroom
Year 3Beech ClassAt the external classroom door, parents with buggies please wait on the Key Stage 1 playground behind the railings opposite Beech door
Year 3Robin ClassAt the external classroom door, parents with buggies please wait on the pathway behind the railings opposite Robin door
Year 4Goldfinch Class &
Bluebell Class
From the external classroom doors into the Year 4 courtyard
Year 4Elm ClassFrom the external door into the central courtyard from the glass corridor
Year 4Badger ClassFrom the external door into the central courtyard under the canopy

Access to the school site can be via any of our existing gates – these are no longer restricted to specific year groups.

Please look at the accompanying map showing you the drop-off and pick-up points for each class.

This is how we used to start and end the school days before Covid. We will of course watch out for any issues or bottlenecks, so please do let us know of any issues you may experience and we will consider any suggestions for how it may work better.

Parents have said they miss seeing teachers at either end of the school day and, with working from home reducing, staggered starts can now be difficult, which is why we are going back to this system.

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