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Covid Updates

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

As a result of the announcement last night, we are closing to all pupils with immediate effect. The school will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 6th January) to ALL PUPILS and then re-open on Thursday 7th January to critical worker children and vulnerable children.

Learning tasks are however, already available on your child’s class web page for today and tomorrow.

If however, you require your child to attend school as you believe that you are a critical worker you will need to contact  or call the school office and speak to a member of the senior leadership team today so that we can organise our teaching and support teams

As shared yesterday, school will close on Friday at 1.15pm to allow those teachers who are teaching to plan for the week ahead. If you are a key worker and you need Friday childcare, you must also inform us when you call or email in.

There is a very tight list on the government website of the professions that fall into this category.

Thank you for your continued understanding, cooperation and support at this challenging time for all of us.

Kind regards,

Miss Deakin

Head teacher


Government Website:

Critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

  Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased

  Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

 Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors