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Weekly update and new times

3 October 2020 (by admin)

Dear parents and carers,

It has been an interesting week for us all.  The challenges we have faced, with the weather and also with the car park being restricted, have meant that we have made the decision to revert back to the original times for pick up and drop off.  From Monday 5th October the times will be:

Year 1 and 2- drop off at 8:40am and pick up 3pm

Year 3 & 4 – drop off at 8:50 and pick up at 3:10pm

Year 5 and 6- drop off at 9am and pick up at 3:20pm

Foundation Stage – drop off at 9:10am and pick up at 3:30pm.

This will allow parents to park and walk to school safely. 

On Thursday afternoon, I spoke to Maria Miller who contacted Cllr Hayley Eachus and has confirmed that we are able to make use of the Caston Road car park between 8:30am and 9:20am as per the prior arrangement.  I will ask for confirmation of the afternoon times as well but at least this will help with the congestion in the morning.

Please could I ask that we remain as calm and compassionate as we can during these challenging times.  We are a fantastic community and everyone (including school staff) is feeling the pressure of the balance between the new procedures and the balance between work, life and school.

Where possible, please do try to only bring a bike or scooter if necessary and avoid children putting these into the shelter as they take longer and may struggle and hold up the queue. 

We are also happy for you to leave your child with their class teacher as soon as you see them on the playground.  We will contact you if we are concerned about their temperature. 

We are also looking forward to our Walk to School Week next week.  Any child who is able to walk part of the way to school on any day, will receive a certificate.

Please could we ask parents of Year 5 and 6 pupils to ensure that their child comes to school directly as we have heard reports that they may be meeting up and playing in the woodland nearby.

I know that it has been tough adjusting to the new procedures and we have also found this a timely and complicated process.  Thank you to every parent who has taken time to share positive messages of support for us – it does really make a difference!

We really look forward to a calmer week next week!

Best wishes

Miss Kelly Dillon

Headteacher