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Bedfont Primary School

Bedfont

Primary School

General Information

Dear Parents/Carers

We look forward to welcoming all the children back into school in Key Stage 1 and 2 from Monday 7th September.

We are genuinely very excited about the academic year ahead and we will do everything in our power to make the learning experience as exciting as possible for all our pupils.  The children’s wellbeing, safety and education is our absolute priority. We would like to take this opportunity to communicate some of the simple, but extremely important, protocols that we must insist that you all adhere to:

Preparing your child

We want your child to look forward to their return and know what to expect. Please talk to your child about drop off and pick up, the school day and the hygiene rules that apply to them.  Children will not be allowed to wear masks at school however; some members of the school staff may be wearing PPE so you may want to discuss this with your child.

 

Drop -off

Children in Year 1 and 2 will be dropped off at the KS1 playground entrance while children in  KS2 will be dropped off at the main school gate at the designated time (no earlier, no later) and then walk to their classes (see below for start and pick-up times).  We ask that parents leave promptly and avoid hanging around or congregating.  Some families will have siblings with different start times - please drop your child that has the earliest start time off first.  The other child/children will be met by one of our staff in the playground to go into class early.  Only one parent to drop off.

Secure bikes outside the school and carry scooters back home (in circumstances where your child cannot walk to school). This is so that entering and exiting can be simple, quick and safe.

 

Collection

At collection time, pick-up your earliest child first and we will make arrangements for the older sibling to leave at that time. If you have children with the same collection time, collect your youngest child first. Any logistical problems around pick-up can be solved by communicating with the members of staff on the school gate. Only one parent to pick up.

If you are collecting your child then you must follow the one-way system.  Again, time keeping is paramount, so please do not be early or late – be on time.


 

Drop-off and collection times

Nursery - Morning     8.30am - 11.30pm

                Afternoon 12.30am - 3.30pm

Reception 8.45 - 9.15 to 2.45 - 3.15

Year 1    9.00 - 3.15                               Year 4   8:50 – 3:05

Year 2    8.45 - 3.00                               Year 5   8:55 – 3:10

Year 3    8:45 – 3:00                              Year 6   9:00 – 3:15

 

School Office

The school office is open for phone and email communication.  If you need to see someone then you must call/email to make an appointment. If you need to speak to staff (for anything other than an urgent message) please email the Office/request a phone call.

PPE in school

Children will not wear masks in school.  We will ensure enhanced washing of hands, keep children in year group bubbles and increase the cleaning of high-traffic areas.

Breakfast Club and Aftercare

Breakfast club and aftercare will start from Monday 14th September.  Further information will follow but places will need to be booked in advance.

If your child is unwell

 

If your child shows any of the symptoms of Coronavirus you will be contacted immediately and your child will be sent home. Your child will need to stay off school for 7 days or  until they have had a test that shows a negative reading. You will receive a daily SchoolPing to remind you. Please ensure that we have up to date contact details

Play dates outside of school hours

Please may we request that you refrain from out of school activities and play dates in order to safeguard our isolated bubbles from further exposure.

 

Thank you for continued support and co-operation.