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Important Information and updates

COVID UPDATE (14th January 2022)


This week we have had 5 members of staff off due to positive Covid tests, while 12 children have recorded positive tests.


The government has reduced the release time from self isolation from Monday 17th (staff will be able to return to work after isolating for 5 days if they return 2 negative test results) However, if staff need to isolate in addition to non-Covid related sickness which tends to be higher at this time year, this still causes disruption to classes. We are doing our best to keep this disruption to a minimum but please be aware that some changes may occur to your child's day if it is difficult to provide cover for the class.


We still encourage parents to test children regularly before they come in to school, and if you have any concerns or signs of Covid or cold symptoms to book a PCR test. If these tests are positive, then your child will have to isolate and can return to school if they have a negative test on day 5 and day 6 of their isolation. Other family members no longer have to isolate but will need to take daily LFT tests and can come in to school if these are negative.


Please do keep us up to date with any positive tests and any concerns you may have. Teachers are working hard to provide online learning for any children who may need to isolate.


Thank you for your continued support.

INSET DAY - 4th January 2022


Dear Parents,


Please read the letter below regarding a change to our INSET Days. School will now be closed to children on 4th January.


School will re-open for children on Wednesday 5th January.


We thank you for your support and hope you all have a wonderful festive period.





COVID Update

With additional measures introduced for England at the weekend, there has been an update from the Department for Education regarding schools. Most relate to secondary with one additional measure for primary schools which is for staff to wear face coverings in communal areas. This will also apply to any visitor (including parents) who are coming into the office area.

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Letter to Parents From The Trust



Households of all school pupils can get a twice-weekly test at a rapid lateral flow test site. These tests are for people who do not have any symptoms of Covid-19, but can identify if you may be infectious. You will get results in 30 minutes.


They are an important tool in helping to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.


Have a look at the document below information on where to have these tests or collect to do at home.

HELP YOUR CHILD'S READING - Turn on the subtitles!


A quick and easy way to help your child's reading

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of them becoming good at reading. Yes really.

Wonderfully simple isn’t it? 10 seconds of effort for parents, a lifetime’s impact for their children. All backed up by decades of scientific research.

Turning on subtitles while children are watching TV can greatly improve their reading skills. A quick, simple, free way to make TV time, reading time. #turnonthesubtitles


Have a look at the link below for more information

Catch-Up Teacher Funding information

Accessing Learning from Games Consoles

Reporting a case

Please use the form on the link above to report any positive Covid-19 case. We will update the website with any news we have.



  • If someone in your house has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to sense of smell or taste) :
  • They should get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible. 


Please do let school know if anyone in your household has symptoms and has had a test. It is important we keep a constant track of this.

Breakfast Club is 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance , School dinners need to be paid for in advance on Parent Pay .....................