Arrangements for returning to school in September 2020
We are anticipating to fully re-open to all children in September.
Welcome to your new Year Group!
Your new teaching team have produced a welcome video for the children who are moving to their Year Group in September. Click on your new Year Group to view:
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to Year 3
Please see our Year 2-3 Transition 2020 page for a series of welcome videos for our new Year 3 children.
First Day of Term
In order to embed our new school systems, we will not have the whole school return on the same day in September. Instead, our school will start on the following days:
- Monday 7th September: First Day of Term for Years 3 & 6 only.
- Tuesday 8th September: First Day of Term for Years 4 & 5, plus Years 3 & 6.
Every Year Group is important, however, by opening up for half our school on the Monday, we are able to establish our new Year 3 children, who have missed their transition visits, as well as giving our Year 6 children a good start in their final year, in preparation for secondary school.
Start & Finish Times
We need to ensure that parents and children are carrying out social distancing when arriving and leaving our school site. As a result, we will have staggered start and finish times to reduce the amount of congestion. The new start and finish times are as follows:
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Parents with siblings: you may drop off all your children at your eldest child's time (ie. the earliest time).
Parents with children at the Infant School: initially, both schools tried to work out the timings so there would be no crossover, however it was very difficult to make it work without children losing learning time. If your drop off timings clash with the Infants, then drop your child earlier, but not before 8.30am.
Uniform & PE Kit
We will be back to wearing full school uniform in September. Children will not need to bring in their PE kit to school. Instead, to reduce changing and to make it easier for washing, children will need to wear their PE kit to and from school on the two days they are due to have their PE lessons each week.
Children are able to wear tracksuit trousers and tracksuit top over the top of their PE kit in colder weather - tracksuits will need to be black please. JW Sports in Bognor Regis, who stock our uniform, do sell black tracksuits if you are unable to find one.
The days each Year group carry out PE will be posted here in due course.
Year 6 Isle of Wight Residential, October 2020
We are currently looking at rescheduling this year's residential to the summer term 2021. This is proving to be tricky due to skeleton staff at sites but also due to the short notice of our booking and it being a large group of 80+ children and adults. We will keep trying and will keep you updated with our progress. Parents do not need to worry about their money that they have already paid - this is all safe.