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Important Information - Covid 19

Updated Risk Assessment to reflect move to Step 3 of COVID recovery roadmap

UPDATE 12th March 2021


It has been a very smooth successful week and it has been lovely to see the children all back in school again. Thank you to all the parents for ensuring their children are back on time - our attendance this week has been just over 96% which is very positive to see.


Staff will be working tirelessly over the next few weeks to identify exactly where the children in their class area and putting in provision to ensure the children succeed and get the support they need on their return to work in school.


Face Masks

We would remind parents that, whilst things are moving in the right direction, there are still restrictions in place and we would ask that all parents who can wear masks while on site, dropping off or collecting thier children.



Thank you to all those parents who have returned devices that were lent to them during the period of lockdown. If you still have a school laptop at home, please bring this back as soon as possible so they can be checked and reused as necessary. 





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.

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Have a look at the link below for more information

Letter re Full Opening of school on 8th March



Full Opening of school

School will open to all children once again from Monday 8th March. Please read the letter above for full details. 



If your child has borrowed a device from school to access online learning during the time school has been closed to most children, a reminder that these devices will need to be brought back into school from 8th March once school is fully open again.



We look forward to seeing all children back in school on Monday 8th March. 



Thank you

A big thank you to everyone involved in school for this half term - children, parents & staff. Under the circumstances, the term has gone very well and can, on the whole, be considered a success. Teachers have been getting to grips with the online provision and this has evolved and improved as the weeks have gone by. More children have been accessing the learning online and producing some extremely good work which has been a pleasure to see. Parents and families members have risen to the challenge and supported children with this learning and this is very much appreciated by all the staff. Support staff have been working with children who have been attending school to ensure they are accessing the same learning and we have seen plenty of smiling faces despite the challenging circumstances.  


Half Term

It is Half Term next week (Monday 15th - Friday 19th February) so please take time away from screens and enjoy time together as a family without having to worry about assignments for school!

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe half term.



A reminder that Monday 22nd February is an INSET Day. Teachers will be planning for the full return of children to school once the date has been finalised by the government. Online learning will start again on Tuesday 23rd February.



We hope everyone continues to stay safe and is coping well with the current situation. 

Catch-Up Teacher Funding information

Accessing Learning from Games Consoles

Letter re school closure January 2021

UPDATE - 31st December


You will have heard on the news that the Government have directed all schools in Enfield and many other London Boroughs, to close for two weeks from 4th January 2021 in response to the increasing level of COVID-19 in the community.


Therefore, from Tuesday 5th January, our school will be open for vulnerable children and children of key workers only.  For all other children, there will be remote learning online available from Tuesday.


Please read the above letter for further details and what to do if you are a key worker and wish to send your child in to school from Tuesday 5th January.

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.
  • All members of your household should stay at home until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.
  • Children should not be sent into school if you are waiting for test results for anyone who lives in your house

We have had some children being sent into school while family members are getting tested. This may result in children in the class or year group being sent home to isolate when it could be avoided.


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.

If any member of your household is getting a coronavirus test, please do not send your children into school until you know the results of these tests............................. All dinner monies for years 3-6 must be paid in advance on Parent Pay, dinner money is £11:50 per week per child...........................................