Important update: Drop off and pick up arrangements from 8th September 2020

25th August 2020
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back all of our children from Tuesday 8th September 2020.
We have been looking closely at the drop off and pick up arrangements for the start and end of the school day. Following feedback from parents/carers and to ensure we are following guidance the latest Government guidance, these will be the arrangements for the start and end of the day from Tuesday 8th September. If your child is in Nursery or Reception please refer to the information that has been shared by Miss Jeffcock regarding your child's start and finish times.
There will be 30 minute drop off slots for all children in a morning - this will allow children to arrive in a staggered way and will avoid large crowds of people. When children arrive in class, they will be provided with a free breakfast and drink every day. At pick-up time, children can be collected from designated points around the school site. 
We hope that these arrangements are more convenient for parents/carers, particularly those who have children in more than one year group and those parents/carers who work.
Please note, the latest Government guidelines advise that children under the age of 12 do not need to socially distance, however, adults should - please ensure you remain 1m+ away from all other adults that are not in your family (including staff) when dropping off and collecting your child. The government guidelines also state that children under the age of 12 do not need to wear face coverings.
Please do not congregate in groups and leave the school site immediately once you have dropped off/collected your child.
No parents/carers are allowed inside the school building, including the main office, until further notice without an appointment. If you need to speak to staff, please do so at the beginning of the day (Mr. Heeley will always be available at the main entrance) or at the end of the day. You can also call us on 0191 267 4315 or email us
Any dinner money/letters, etc. should be sent in with your child in a clearly labelled envelope and passed on to the teacher. 
EARLY YEARS (Nursery and Reception):
Early Years parents/carers have been sent separate information from Miss Jeffcock and Mrs. Corr about staggered start dates (this is normal practice in our Early Years setting to help new children settle into school). If you require further information please contact Miss Jeffcock via the Early Years Facebook page.
DROP OFF/COLLECTION POINT: The Early Years Garden - please enter via the blue gate on Sugley Street opposite the corner shop and leave via the double gate on to Rokeby Street (behind Coffee on the Corner).
DROP OFF TIME: Any time between 8:45am and 9:15am. 
PICK UP TIME: Nursery 2:45pm (1:45pm Friday), Reception 3:00pm (2:00pm Friday).

KEY STAGE 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Drop off: Between 8:45 and 9:15am through the Main Entrance.

Pick up: 3:15pm (2:15pm Friday) from Upper Playground.


KEY STAGE 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Drop off: Between 8:45 and 9:15am through the Main Entrance.

Pick up: 3:15pm (2:15pm Friday) from Lower Playground.


When your child enters the building:

- They will be given hand sanitiser on arrival.

- They will go straight to their classrooms (staff will be on hand to direct them on the first day).

- They will keep their bags/coats at their own desk throughout the day.

- There will be hand sanitiser in all classrooms along with sink/hand washing facilities. 

- Toilets will have hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities.

- All key touch points (such as door handles) will be cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaning products at regular intervals throughout the day. 

- Children will remain with the rest of their class in a 'bubble' for the rest of the day. They will not mix children from other classes at play-times or lunch-times. Break times and lunch times will be staggered. 

- There will be no whole-school gatherings, such as assemblies, until further notice.

- There will no no out-of-school visits until at least October half term. 

- There will no before or after school clubs or provision until further notice. 


We can't wait to welcome all of our children back to school on Tuesday 8th September - we have missed you all so much!