Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK


Parent Letter 2nd of October 2020

23rd September – PHE letter to parents and guardians

Attendance at school and legal intervention

COVID 19 – Return to School Parent Information Handbook

Class Leaflets

Summer Learning Activities

Basic Practicalities for September

Below is a basic guide to some of the key practical considerations for September. It is based on Government guidance that we have received.


Key Points to Note

Uniform and equipment

  • Uniform can be worn in September and does not need to be cleaned any more regularly than normal. Please ensure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name.
  • Children should only bring in essential items each day. This includes bags, coats, lunch boxes and water bottle.
  • PE Kit – children will be invited to come into school wearing their PE kit all day on PE days.

Times of day

  • The times of the day will be as normal.

Drop-off and pick-up

  • Classes will have their own entry and exit points.
  • There will be set waiting/drop off  areas for each class – these will be well signed but we will also share a map of these locations before September
  • Please try to ensure social distancing on site and do not congregate on the site or at the gates

Behaviour & conduct

  • The Covid-19 behaviour policy that has been implemented since June will still be in place in September with some adjustments to reflect the fact that the whole school is returning. It is the expectation that all children adhere to this and it will be shared with them in the first week back.


  • There will be a full menu of lunch options from our new catering company, Aspens.
  • Lunches will be staggered but this is something that will happen within the school day.


  • Children will have breaks but again these will be staggered so that groups can maintain their distance

Collective worship

  • There will currently be no collective worship as a whole school. However, this will take place in each class daily. There will be no Friday family sharing assemblies.


  • It will not be possible to pop for a quick word with the teacher in September. Meetings can be arranged, but will normally have to be conducted by phone.

Breakfast and After School Clubs

  • There will be no provision for the first few weeks of term. We will send communication when we are able to open this provision. It will operate on a strictly pre-booked only basis.
  • There will be no after school clubs.

Letter from DNEAT, update on re-opening of schools

13.05.2020 DNEAT CEO letter to parents re Reopening