In response to the congregation around the gates at the end of the day yesterday, we have decided to put in a slight change that will impact on the families of Year 3 and 4 ONLY. These changes are necessary to ensure the safety and well being of you all. But are also an attempt to get this new way of life to run as smoothly as possible. These changes will start TONIGHT.
If you have a child in Year 3 or 4 they will now be lined up in their class group on the yard at 3.05 p.m.
The gates will be open at this time and we request that ONE adult per family queues to come onto the yard to collect their child, by keeping close to the perimeter. You will then be asked to walk in single file around the back of the school building/path beside the car park to take you back to the main gate, remaining 2 metres from the person in front of you. Staff will be there to direct you.
The procedure for collecting siblings at 3.20 p.m. WILL remain the same. These families can wait beside the gate if necessary.
We request that families of Year 5 and 6 DO NOT come onto the yard, and in fact we are asking you to seriously consider waiting further up Beechdale Road to allow your child to walk to meet you. This does not apply to a child in those year groups who have additional needs or are otherwise vulnerable. By moving away from the gates you will significantly ease the congestion and keep our children and families safe. Your time to collect your child remains 3.20 p.m.
If there is ever a time when you are not there, please remind your child to return to school and we will do the same.
Please also consider, do you need to bring your car down to the school gates?
We hope this eases things at the end of day