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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear parents/carers,

We are ready to welcome all our pupils back to school next week. It has been a long journey and thank you all so much for all the support you have given school, and the hard work you have put into the remote learning with your child/children.

School timings:

The timings of school have not changed. Please can you make sure you are not on site before 8.30am unless you are attending Breakfast Club.  If your child is attending Breakfast Club they should not be on site until 8am and should be accompanied by an adult until the doors open. If you wish to attend Breakfast Club or After School Club then please book your child in in advance either by phone or email.


Only one person should bring your child to school and then pick them up. This includes older siblings. This is to reduce the number of people on site at any one time and therefore reduce the risk of passing on infection. Unless you are medically exempt we would very much appreciate it if you would wear a mask while on the school premises.


Please make sure that your child only brings the equipment that they need for that day. Children may come to school in their PE kit, but only on the days they have PE.

 PEForest Schools  
MondayYear 1Nursery/Reception
TuesdayYear 2, Year 3, Year 4 
WednesdayReception, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 6 
ThursdayNursery, Year 1, Year 6 
FridayYear 5 

PE consists of black/dark blue/dark grey shorts or joggers. The same coloured sweatshirt or hoodie can also be worn. There should be no large designs or logos visible. The same applies to a white T-shirt/polo short which should also be worn.

Symptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

Government guidance:

NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. You should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.

Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

  • through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
  • by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Mrs Hemingway:

Mrs Hemingway has now started her maternity leave. Mrs Haigh and Mrs Sheard will be leading the class next week. We wish Mrs Hemingway all the best and can’t wait to welcome her and her baby.

Polling Day:

We have recently heard that our school will be used as a polling station on Thursday 6th May 2021. Therefore school will be closed, but remote learning will be in place.

See you all back on Monday.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker