Important information regarding end of term

9th July 2021
Important Information Regarding Creative Arts Week & End of Term
 
After two successful ‘move up’ days this week, we are now looking forward to next week’s annual Creative Arts Week. This year’s theme is ‘Performing Arts’, with Thursday and Friday being the first opportunity for us to welcome parents into school properly for over a year! Here are the important details:
 
• As Government guidance currently limits the number of people who can attend a school event outdoors to 30 spectators, including children of all ages, each family will receive one ticket for the performance and end of term certificate assembly (see right for timings); sadly, this means that attending grown ups will not be able to bring children with them unless they have a second ticket (see below).
 
• If there are any spare or returned tickets, these will be allocated via a random draw. Please return the reply slip if you would like the opportunity to receive an extra ticket if any are available (or your ticket if you will not be using it) by 9:30am on Monday 12th July.
 
We are looking forward to welcoming a larger audience to the Year 6 production of Roald Dahl’s Cinderella on Monday 19th July, which will be followed after a short intermission by their leavers’ assembly; exact timings will be confirmed next week. Parents and carers will not need tickets to attend as Government restrictions are due to be lifted on that day.
 
However, although most national restrictions are being lifted on 19th July, please note that our school protective measures will remain in place until the end of term in order to keep our children, families and staff as safe as possible. This includes:
 
All adults and secondary aged children will still need to wear masks on site on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th July, including at pick up and drop off times, unless you have a pre-existing medical exemption;
 
• Staggered start and finish times will remain in place, so please continue to drop off and pick up at the same times as you have been doing for the final two days of term;
 
Children will still be in ‘bubbles’ with staggered break times, separate outdoor play areas and appropriate social distancing measures in line with our current risk assessment.
 
We know that there is an overwhelming sense of relief and anticipation about having greater freedom to connect with one another, but please continue to respect our school rules and our staff (who have worked so hard again this year to keep your children safe, happy and making great progress) until the end of term, especially regarding the wearing of face coverings at the beginning and end of the school day. You would still need to report a positive COVID-19 test to us after the end of term, and then self-isolate for 10 days, so let’s keep each other safe right up to the end of term – no-one wants to have to miss a holiday or special occasion!
 
We will confirm arrangements for September before the end of term; all being well, we will no longer have any of the above measures in place, although of course we will continue to do everything required to keep everyone safe. As always, we really appreciate your continued support.