COMMUNITY · FAMILY · TOGETHER
See the information below for more details, particularly the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page.
Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
However, please think very carefully about whether you need this provision for your child.
How does it all work?
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Out-of-School provision has been setup to support our most vulnerable children as well as children whose parents are considered to be in one of the ‘key worker’ groups.
Vulnerable children have been defined by the Local Authority (LA) in conjunction with the Government’s Department for Education (DfE) as:
- Those children with an Education, Health & Care Plan
- Children who are currently receiving support from a Social Worker i.e. those officially designated as a Child In Need (CIN), a Looked After Child (LAC) or those subject to a Child Protection (CP) plan
- NHS staff
- Teachers and support school
- Police and community support officers
- Frontline civilian police staff
- Prison officers and staff
- Probation officers and trainee prob officers
- LA officers and LA/ NHS social workers
- Uniformed staff in fire and rescue services
- Armed forces personnel and some civilian MOD personnel (ie clinical staff, MOD police, uniformed fire and defence) and some discharged personnel
- Highway agency traffic staff
- LA environmental health officers/practitioners
- Care workers
- Food/supermarket drivers and other workers
If you have not already requested a place for your child or your circumstances change, please email or message the school office as soon as possible.
We are asking parents of children eligible for our childcare provision to begin by sending their child to school every day of the week in order to help us plan for appropriate staffing levels. We will be keeping the situation under constant review and update you when necessary.
To begin with, please bring your child to our Breakfast Club entrance between 8.40am and 8.55am. At the end of the day, please collect from the same entrance between 3pm and 3.15pm.
To begin with, our childcare provision will open at 8.40am as usual (with gates closing at 8.55am) and finish at 3pm. However, once we have a more accurate idea of staffing and children numbers, we will look to extend this further as soon as possible.
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to maintain accurate emergency contact details and ensure that those listed understand their responsibility to act in your absence should an issue arise that concerns your child.
Children do not need to wear usual school uniform – hopefully this will reduce the pressure on parents and carers a little! However, it is likely that some will want to continue existing routines to support their children during this unsettling time.
It will be very important that clothes are washed properly in order to minimise the risk of germs being spread. All clothes and footwear must be suitable for a school environment (inc. being outdoors) and may well get dirty at some point.
Children will need to have a water bottle with them and provided with a healthy morning snack e.g. a piece of fruit, as our normal fruit supplies will not continue. We have been working closely with our caterers and have made arrangements for all children attending our childcare provision from Monday 23rd March to have a cooked meal as would usually be available.
Meals must be booked via ParentPay in the same way as usual before 9.30am. If you would like your child to have a packed lunch provided from home instead, please send them with this as normal.
There may be other items e.g. wellington boots and changes of clothing, that we ask to be supplied from time to time depending on the nature of activities planned for your child.
No charges are being made except for school meals at lunchtime.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals (benefits-linked OR thorough the Universal Infant Free School Meals entitlement), this will continue as normal. Parents and carers will still be expected to book school meals (or stipulate that they will have a home-provided packed lunch) via our normal ParentPay system. This is needed in order to ensure that our caterers can provide the correct meal numbers and so that we know who we are expecting to attend.
More details will be sent out shortly.
If, for any reason, staffing numbers begin to fall below acceptable levels in order to maintain safe ratios, the school reserves the right to prioritise places in any way we decide.
Please help us remain open for as long as possible by following all terms and conditions posted on our website.
If your child begins to display any other symptoms, i.e. other normal childhood illnesses, they are still expected to self-isolate for 14 days.
Parents and carers are expected to inform the school IMMEDIATELY if you suspect your child may have become poorly in order to safeguard them and everyone else.