Return to school 8th March 2021

You will find all the information you need on the special arrangements for your child’s return to school on the 8th March 2021 on this page.

In line with the latest government guidance, pupils who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not attend school. If your child is in this group, they should continue to learn from home until further notice.

Our priority at all times continues to be to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can.Therefore it is essential that families inform us immediately of anyone in their family who is experiencing symptoms of Covid 19. As a reminder, your child should selfisolate and not come to school if they:

  • Have coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive
  • Live with someone who has symptoms or have tested positive
  • Are a close contact of someone who has tested positive

For individual pupils who are selfisolating or shielding, we will provide links to Oak National Academy resources for your child’s year group, and organize weekly telephone contact. If a whole bubble closes we will provide more tailored resources. We will make a pack available with specific resources for your child if they have an EHCP.

We have planned transition activities to help them to adjust to new school routines. Please do make sure the usual standards apply for uniform, shoes, hairstyles and equipment.

The children should come to school in PE kit on the days they have PE they do not need to wear uniform. This should include trainers and, if cold, tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie with a coat if wet. 

The PE rota is as follows:

Monday Regis Wheatland
Tuesday Craigweil Hotham
Wednesday Marine Blake
Thursday Shell Starfish Seagull Blake
Friday Beach


We are delighted that the children have worked so hard at home. If your child would like to bring their work in to share with their class teacher then they may do so in the first week. There is no expectation that children do this. As the children have received weekly feedback on the work they submitted teachers will not be marking additional work brought into school. We would also like to thank you for all your support in helping your child learn from home.

Please ensure that your child arrives on time and is collected on time. We want to keep children and parents moving to avoid unnecessary contact so we have introduced a ‘drop and go’ zone. This will be a conedoff area to drop children after entering the Main Gate and then parents are asked to exit the South Gate straight away.

Drop off and Pick up information

Classes Phase Arrival time Way In Pick-up time Exit from building Exit gate
Blake Y3 / Y4 8.45 Parish Gate 3.05 Outside door Parish Gate
Marine Y3 / Y4 8.45 Main Gate 3.05 Outside door South Gate
Wheatland Y5 / Y6 8.40 Main Gate 3.00 Parish Hall Main Gate
Hotham Front doors South Gate
Regis Front doors South Gate
Ocean Y1 / Y2 8.50 Main Gate 3.10 KS1 door South Gate
Beach KS1 door South Gate
Seagull Y1 / Y2 8.50 Main Gate 3.10 Front doors Main Gate
Shell Early Years 9.00 Main Gate 2.50 EYFS Playground South Gate
Starfish South Gate


Map of Entry and Exits


Download a printable copy here: Map of entry and exits

The Main Gate and South Gate will be one way in the morning. Please do not wait on the playground as this will mean that bubbles mix. Early Years parents may wait in the EYFS play area until the children are collected. If you have children in different bubbles please arrive for the earlier start and your child can go straight to their class. You should also collect at the earlier finish time.We will finish at the same times every day Monday Friday.

Parents are welcome to enter the playground at collection time but maintain a one metre distance wherever possible. Unless it is an emergency, please only communicate with the office via email. By reducing the number of people who enter the school we will minimise the risk of infection.

Lockdown has been a challenging period for all of us, and we’d like to thank you for your continuing support during this difficult and uncertain time. If you or your child have any concerns about returning to school, or if you think your child might need extra support when they return, please get in touch with the school office who will put you through to Mrs Beaven or Mrs Kale.

We’ll continue to keep in touch if we update our plans or if we need to make changes due to new government guidance. Our latest Risk Assessment will be added to the school website in the next few days.


Term Dates for this academic year can be found on the Term Dates page on this website.

These dates and others can also be found in the Calendar of Events.