This page was last updated on 2nd July 2020

The school is open and providing education to many of its pupils. Over the coming weeks we putting the final plans in place to ensure a smooth return in September 2020.

Special schools are not required to follow the mainstream approach of opening to years R, 1 and 6 and we will continue to offer places to children of essential workers and a number of other pupils who would benefit most from a school place whilst keeping overall pupil numbers low.

We are currently offering a limited number of After School Clubs (via the Short Breaks Scheme) but plan to run our full Summer Holiday Short Break programme. The school has been in communication with all families. Supporting information/letters have been sent and final plans are now being put in place to ensure a safe and happy experience for all.

The “Learning from Home” section of the website continues to be added to so please visit regularly for updates and ideas on activities you can do at home.

Support for families entitled for Free School Meals is in place and working well. The school has three methods of support:
– Food boxes delivered on a 2 weekly cycle
– Supermarket vouchers to the value of £15 per child per week, posted prior to the week they are needed
– BACS payments to a small number of families who undertake their shopping via a supermarket NOT recognised by the Government Voucher Scheme or who shop via local suppliers/shops.
The above offering will end at the end of term and all eligible families will receive a £90 food voucher to cover the Summer Holidays.

If you unexpectedly need our support during the holiday you can contact us:

Online with our simple REQUEST FOR HELP form.
Call James on 07825-120679 or Matt on 07825 120678

We have updated our Safeguarding Policy during this period to ensure we have robust systems in place to safeguard our children and all staff are aware of how to respond to concerns.

For parents of children currently attending it is essential that if your child or anyone in your household shows symptoms of coronavirus you do not send them in, inform us and begin following self-isolation rules outlined below.

Advice for households that have run out of soap/handwash – you can use Shampoo or Washing Up Liquid and both will have the same affect when used for at least 20 seconds.

Advice on the NHS 111 website:

For Pupils, Staff and Visitors – Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital when you have the above symptoms.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. You should only call them if your symptoms become beyond what you can control/tolerate, your symptoms become worse quickly or if you are still unwell after 7 days of symptoms.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms and live on your own, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, you all should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.