Latest School News and Guidance

On this page, we aim to provide you with the latest school news, along with guidance concerning our response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with any changes that have been made in our continuing efforts to keep everyone safe.

Please visit the Class Pages for information specific to your child's class, including start and finish times and correct entrances.

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Monday 6th December

In school we are trying to ensure good ventilation, but this can make the classrooms feel colder (especially when the outside temperature drops). We would therefore encourage pupils to wear additional layers - a fleece, for example, or an extra T-shirt under their uniform.

Although we are determined to enjoy our Christmas parties, movies, bingo games and fun, we are trying to minimise the number of items brought in from home. Rather than bring in lots of Christmas cards and have to quarantine them, why not make a donation to charity instead?

Thank you in anticipation of your support!

Monday 29th November

Covid-19: Latest Government Guidance for Education Settings

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Thursday 25th November

Important Information:
Multiple Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Year 5

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Monday 22nd November

Year 6 Residential: 18th - 20th February 2022

Thank you to everyone for responding to our initial letter and paying a deposit.  We would be grateful if you could ensure that full payments are made in advance of the trip – you can make several smaller payments between now and then!

Please download the PDF for further details of what children should take with them on the trip.

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Wednesday 22nd September

Letter to Parents from the Chair of Governors

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Thursday 16th September

OFSTED Report

Following our Section 8 OfSTED inspection on the 7th and 8th July, we have now received the final version of their letter.  It will be available on the OfSTED website from the 23rd September but we are allowed to publish it on our website and share it with our whole school community.

As a school, both staff and governors feel very proud of the many positive comments – especially as the visit came during the pandemic.  Some of the highlights are:

“Pupils work hard to live out their school values.”   “Pupils are proud of their school.”

“Pupils take pride in their work and achieve well.”  

“Pupils feel listened to.  They trust the adults in school…”

“All staff foster a love of reading in the pupils.”   “Pupils behave well in lessons.”

Of course, we have already begun to implement their recommendations, whilst continuing to build on the strengths identified.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in helping the inspection team to gain an insight into our school and thank you, as always, for your continued support.

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Tuesday 7th September

Important Advice from Public Health England

Following a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school setting, we have been asked to share this important advice from Public Health England.

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Coming Back to School

We have also been asked to share information from Sefton Council and the Government about the changes to COVID-19 restrictions in schools from September 2021.

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Friday 3rd September

Welcome Back

A very warm welcome to everyone (and all our new children and parents) at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. It has been lovely to see such excited, enthusiastic children starting back in their new uniforms and shiny shoes! A two-day week has helped to ease everyone back into the swing of things, but it may take a little longer to get used to new routines.

Although the latest government guidance has removed previous restrictions, I hope you will be reassured to know that we have put the following procedures in place:

  • We will continue to place great importance on handwashing and the use of sanitiser throughout the day.
  • All classrooms and corridors have good ventilation.
  • Additional cleaning routines remain in place.
  • Children will be encouraged to use the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ strategy when using tissues.
  • Any adult or child displaying symptoms of Coronavirus will not be allowed into school and parents will be asked to collect children who develop symptoms during the school day.
  • Rotas and timetables have been carefully designed to ensure that only one year group is using the playground or lunch hall at any time.

Following the removal of staggered start/finish times it would be much appreciated if you could help us by:

  • Making full use of our extensive playground to wait – rather than congregating in one area.
  • In the mornings, doors open at 8:45 to allow children to enter in time for registration at 8:55. This 10 minute window should allow a flow rather than a surge! Staff are on each door to welcome children in.
  • At home time, please limit the number of people collecting each child. Waiting behind the line of cones will make it easier for children to identify who is picking them up. Older pupils may make arrangements to meet a parent in the red or blue zone. Children know not to leave the school site if they can’t see an adult and to return to a member of staff.
  • Please comply with our request to not bring dogs onto the playground.

It will be busy – especially at the start of the year when we are establishing new systems but we will monitor and make further changes if necessary.

Thank you, in anticipation of your support.

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