Dear Parents and Carers
We are very concerned that too many Year 5 and 6 pupils are arriving at school well before their allocated time – some as early as 8.40 a.m. This cannot happen as the Year 3 and 4 pupils allocated time is 8.45 a.m. Please ensure if your children have no younger siblings that they arrive as close to 9.00 a.m. as possible. It is creating unnecessary congestion around the school but especially at the top gate. Also, blocking local residents drives is not helpful. We have been sent car registration numbers of those parking irresponsibly and we will not hesitate to forward these to the council and police.
The children are our number one priority. A pupil from another school was hit by a car after school yesterday, it was up close to the Infant School, which is also a congested area. I am sure no one would want the injury or fatality of a child on their conscience. Luckily this girl was not seriously injured, but very shaken up.
Also at pick up times, we have seen an increase in parents/carers arriving at school as early as 2.45 p.m., Year 3 and 4 do not finish until 3.05 p.m. Please do not come early than your collection time and when collecting children from the yard listen too our staff and follow the cones, some parents are cutting across the yard.
We are trying our best to ensure that the bubbles in school do not mix, we have employed additional staff at lunchtime, increased our cleaning budgets and efforts; all to ensure we do not have any positive cases of COVID. It is very clear from local restrictions that we ALL need to take responsibility in following the rules and guidance.
We really need your support in this matter.
Mr P Dixon