Return to School FAQ

Do I need to send my children back to school?


No, whilst we would encourage you to send your child back to school there is no Government requirement.


If they don’t come back will they be fined for their attendance?

No, you will not be fined if your child does not return to school this next half term.


What will the class sizes be?


The maximum class size will be 12 children.


Will the children be taught by their own teacher?


Due to the small class sizes, there is a chance that your child will not be taught by their class teacher.


How will lunchtime be managed?


Lunchtimes will be staggered to ensure that there are only 12 children in the dining hall at lunchtime. This will be the case with break time and lunch time the numbers will be kept to a minimum to avoid groups.


Will the classrooms be cleaned thoroughly?


Yes, the classrooms are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis, but during this time additional cleaning will take place to ensure that frequently touched surfaces are cleaned.


Children will be encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly and also use the hand sanitizer in school.

Will the teachers wear PPE?


No, teachers will not be wearing PPE. The only person wearing PPE will be first aiders. This will take the form of face mask, gloves and apron.


Do the children have to wear face masks?


No, the children do not have to wear a face mask. We will endeavour to keep the children at a 2 metre distance whilst in school.

CORONA VIRUS - Updates and Information






















Returning to School 

For the latest information relating to Corona Virus, please visit the Government website and World Health Organisation.


For any urgent queries regarding Corona Virus, you can contact the Department of Education Helpline using the contact information provided below. This is for Staff members and Parents.

Department for Education Helpline:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

NHS Information:

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus

  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see travelling advice

  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus


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