School Reopening Information

The information you need is provided above.  Additional details and protocols that will be in place should a child show symptoms or test positive or what to do if a family member does will follow.  


The table below answers some of the key questions asked about reopening.  If you want to find anything else out please contact the schools.

School Reopening


How will we socially distance the children?



Year groups will act as a ‘bubble’ and will not mix with other year groups.  Classrooms will be organised to distance children as much as possible and will be set up to prevent any face to face interaction to reduce risks.



It will not be possible to socially distance younger children within each group but they will not mix with other groups.  Open spaces and increased hygiene will be used to protect them.



What will happen at break time?




Each year group will remain together.  They will get regular short breaks outside throughout the day.  Older children will be encouraged to play games that allow some level of distancing.  Younger children will have lots of space to run around.


Play equipment will be shared as little as possible and if it is shared, it will be cleaned between uses.


What other measures are in place in the classroom?




Children from Year 1 and older will be provided with their own equipment including some electrical devices where appropriate.  They will not share their equipment with anyone else.  There will be access to soap and sanitiser, which will be regularly used.  There will be regular cleaning of surfaces.  The younger children will be provided with their own whiteboards, whiteboard pens and some additional equipment such as counters.


 What will happen at lunchtime?




Children will eat lunch either in the hall at a safe social distance or within their classroom.  They will only do so with their year group.


What will happen at the start and end of the school day?


Each group/bubble will be allocated a specific drop off and pick up time.  They will also get their own specific entrance into the building.  There will be marks to allow safe queues as you drop off or pick up children.  Only one parent can accompany the child to school.


What will they learn?


We will provide a proper curriculum focussing on early reading and phonics for the younger children. English and Maths will be the primary focus for the older children.  There will also be wider curriculum lessons and some creative learning.  Throughout the time in school there will also be a strong focus on mental wellbeing.


What happens if a member of staff or a pupil gets Covid 19?


There will be additional guidance provided on this.  The basic answer is that the group/bubble that the staff member or pupil is part of will be asked to self isolate.  Clear and detailed guidance on this will follow.