School Covid Update
School COVID FAQs Updated
The school has produced a FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions document for parents to respond to common questions about COVID. It is regularly updated. We have included the schools response to Friday night's DfE guidance on face coverings.
|LINK TO FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)|
Latest Warrington Borough Council Advice
The latest guidance regarding COVID restrictions are here:
|Warrington COVID Restrictions|
End of day arrangements
To support a safe and efficient end of day dismissal, we want pupils to be collected within the time slots shown in the chart below. We are asking that one parent come on site at the identified gate and stand on a spot which a member of the staff team will direct you towards. We want to ensure that you are safe when on site and sop it is integral that you maintain social distancing wherever possible. if you arrive at school at the wrong time slot, you will be asked to wait and will not be allowed on site.
EYFS pupils should be collected from Gate A2 at the identified time and parents will be guided to use the one way system to collect their child and leave via gate C. This arrangement is similar to the morning drop off -
Class RC should be collected from 3.10-3.20
Class RD should be collected from 3.25-3.3.35.
Nursery will also use Gate A2 to collect their children from 3.30
Year 1L and Year 2 pupils should be collected from the playground via Gate C on School Rd. As this is a small space it is essential that you arrive at the correct time -
Classes 1L & 2B should be collected between 3.10-3.20
Class 2J should be collected between 3.25-3.35
Year 1M should be collected via Gate A2 the pedestrian entrance on by the car park. You will be asked to wait in an area and children will be dismissed accordingly.
Class 1M should be collected between 3.25-3.35
Year 3 and Year 4 pupils should be collected from the playground via Gate D on Long Lane.
Classes 3S & 4C should be collected between 3.10-3.20
Classes 3T & 4L should be collected between 3.25-3.35
Year 5 pupils will be dismissed from the front of school via Gate A1. Arrangements are in place to dismiss pupils unless we are infomred that they are to be picked up or attend after school club/Little Bears.
Class 5T will be dismissed at 3.10-3.20
Class 5M will be dimissed at 3.25-3.35
Year 6 Pupils will be dismissed from the SMILE Centre. Arrangements are in place to dismiss pupils unless we are infomred that they are to be picked up or attend after school club/Little Bears.
Class 6M will be dismissed at 3.10-3.20
Class 6C will be dimissed at 3.25-3.35
Please check the information in the table below to clarify the classes/bubbles if you are unclear. We appreciate your patience and support in this matter and want to ensure that we are all kept safe as we acclimatise to the return to school.
Return to School in September
We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school. School starts for children on Wednesday 2 September.
To make our school as COVID secure as possible, we are operating 6 gates, three start times and two end times. The staggering is essential.
Some children to arrive between 8.45 to 8.55am, others 9.00 to 9.10am (see chart below for your child). Gates will close between 8.55 to 9.00 to distinguish between the different entrance times of groups. There is no need to queue outside the school if you time your arrival to happen during your allocated 10 minutes. But please note that if you are late you cannot go in with the next cohort, you will have to wait for all nursery and reception children to have gone through Gate A2 and then go to the front entrance - Do Not Use Any Other Gates.
We will have Gate Supervisors on each of the gates who will be there to ensure our school stays safe and will be able to answer any questions about school access.
PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE REQUIRING ALL THOSE OVER 11 YEARS OLD TO WEAR A FACE COVERING ON SCHOOL SITE.
Below are the groups, the classes and the subsets. We have deliberately put children in subsets according to family groups so as to minimise the potential for whole school shut down if there is a local outbreak. This may mean children will be working with other children in the year group different from their previous class. We are prioritising public health Pupil groups/classes will not be changed.
You will have already been sent a text informing you of your childs NEW subset for September. Note subsets A, B and E are together and C, D and F are together (yes the lettering is correct!).
Signs will be up showing which Gate, for which class, at which time.
Parents are discouraged from going onto the main playground in the morning and must be prompt both drop off and pick up to prevent bubble mixing.
|YEAR GROUP||CLASS/SUBSET||START TIME||START GATE||PICK UP TIME||PICK UP GATE||FACT SHEET|
|Nursery||All Nursery||8.50am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Session dependent||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class Nursery|
|Reception||Class RC: AR, BR, ER||8.45-8.55am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.10pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RC|
|Class RD: CR, DR, FR||9.00-9.10am||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||3.25pm||Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)||Factsheet Class RD|
|Year 1||Class 1L: A1, B1, E1||8.45-8.55am||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||3.10pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 1L|
|Class 1M: C1, D1, F1||9.00-9.10am||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||3.25pm (Gate A2)||Gate A2 (in), Gate C (out) - wait long wall side||Factsheet Class 1M|
|Year 2||Class 2B: A2, B2, E2||8.45-8.55am||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||3.10pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 2B|
|Class 2J: C2, D2, F2||9.00-9.10am||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||3.25pm||Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side||Factsheet Class 2J|
|Year 3||Class 3S: A3, B3, E3||8.45-8.55am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||3.10pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||Factsheet Class 3S|
|Class 3T: C3, D3, F3||9.00-9.10am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||3.25pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 3T|
|Year 4||Class 4C: A4, B4, E4||8.45-8.55am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||3.10pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side||Factsheet Class 4C|
|Class 4L: C4, D4, F4||9.00-9.10am||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||3.25pm||Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side||Factsheet Class 4L|
|Year 5||Class 5T: A5, B5, E5||8.45-8.55am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.10pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5T|
|Class 5M: C5, D5, F5||9.00-9.10am||Gate A1 (in and out)||3.25pm||Gate A1 (in and out)||Factsheet Class 5M|
|Year 6||Class 6M: A6, B6, E6||8.45-8.55am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.10pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6M|
|Class 6C: C6, D6, F6||9.00-9.10am||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||3.25pm||SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)||Factsheet Class 6C|
It is hoped that over time we will be able to close the gap between the pickups at the end of the day.
This is likely to run till December and we will keep our arrangements under review.
Pupils' Video Message for Return to School
This video is to help prepare children for the return to school following the COVID lockdown. It emhasises the importance of social distancing and handwashing. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet below.
'Thank you for your tremendous resilience and keep showing your school values that support our vision of Care, Challenge and Celebrate with Christ. We are here for you. Be determined. Be courageous. Be kind.', says Mr Metcalfe, Executive Headteacher.
You may be in your own home...but you still belong to this community. We miss you but look forward to seeing you soon.
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.