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Arrangements for September 2021

September Arrangements


Dear Parents/Carers,


As you will be aware, the Government guidance has changed for schools from September and we will be putting some of our old systems back in place. From Monday 6th September, there will no longer be staggered starts to the school day. All pupils will be able to enter school from 8.50am and the gates will close at 9am for Registration. We will also be removing the staggered ends to the day. For pupils in Reception and Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2), the school day will end at 3.20pm, and for Key Stage Two (Years 3-6), the school day will end at 3.25pm.


The children will be required to wear school uniform on their non-PE days, but due to the success of pupils coming into school in their PE kits, we would like the children to continue to wear PE kits on their PE days. PE uniform is as follows:


  • Red or black shorts
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • White t-shirt
  • Red school jumper or cardigan
  • Grey, white or black socks
  • Black plimsolls or trainers


Class teachers will notify parents/carers of their class’s PE days in September when the children return.


We have decided to minimise the contact between year groups in case the school is notified of positive cases, and therefore whole school gatherings will not be held initially. However, the children will be able to mix amongst their year groups at playtimes and lunch times. Assemblies will be held with Key Stages and for those where the whole school need to be included, these will continue to be pre-recorded.


We understand that the mandatory use of face coverings has been removed this week, but we would like to ask our parents/carers to consider continuing the use of face coverings in September at drop off and collection times due to the large volumes of adults on the school site at these very busy times of the school day.


The good hygiene measures for everyone will continue and the Government guidance is that frequent and thorough hand cleaning must remain a regular practice, along with respiratory hygiene. We will continue to follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.


We will be keeping a close eye out for Government updated guidance for schools during the summer break and if there are any changes to the above plans, we will communicate these via Parent Mail. Therefore, can we please ask parents/carers to keep an eye out for any Parent Mail notifications over the summer break.


Once again, we thank you for your continued support over the past year. We look forward to seeing all of the children return on Monday 6th September.


Kind regards



Nicole Essex