Coronavirus update – FULL school closure 05.01.2021
Due to the high increase in coronavirus cases Nationally, we’ve been instructed by the government to close our school from 05.01.2021 until further notice.
We’ll only be able to stay open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will need to continue their learning from home until the restrictions are lifted.
We’ll let you know as soon as the government instructs our school to reopen on our school website, by text messages and direct phone calls.
Our staff will contact families directly to discuss our remote learning plans. We also offer paper work packs, which many families request, and we have a weekly plan of safe collection and marking.
Free school meals
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll continue to receive these while at home.
We will contact you each week to arrange collection of your food packs or vouchers.
Critical workers - DfE definition
(updated 05 Jan 2021)
Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections. Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required.
Health and social care
This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
Key public services
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food:
Public safety and national security
Transport and border
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services