Will my child’s temperature be taken on arrival?
No as it is not reliable in hot weather or if a child rides their bike/ runs to school – if a child exhibits symptoms of being unwell a digital contactless thermometer will be used in school. If a temperature is detected they will be sent home straight away.

Will my child see their friends?
We have arranged learning groups so that children have at least one friend. Although, some of your child’s friends may still be at home shielding.

What happens at break time and lunchtime?
The children stay in their learning bubble and are given zones to stay in – they are not permitted to mix with the other learning groups.

How are children socially distanced in classrooms?
Groups are limited to 15. Desks are spaced apart with no more than one child per desk. All children have their own equipment.

Does my child have to wear uniform?
No – they need to have clean clothes every day.

Can my child bring in their own lunchbox?
Yes as this is kept separately  on a trolley- lockers are out of use.

Does my child need to bring in a school bag and equipment?
No- as everything is provided.

My child left their PE bag and belongings in their locker can they get it back?
Yes but this will have to be supervised, one at a time at the end of the first day. Lockers are closed. Children have to take their belongings to their table every day.

Does my child have their own equipment?
Yes – there is no sharing of equipment in class.

What happens if my child is ill can I still send them into school?
No- if your child is ill for any reason then they must stay at home. If they have a re-occurring temperature, dry cough or loss of taste then the whole family must self-isolate for 14 days and you must go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or phone 119 to book a test.

How often are classrooms and toilets cleaned?
All classrooms and toilets are cleaned periodically through the day and deep cleaned at the end of the day.

How are children separated in the dining hall?
Each learning group has a staggered lunch break so that cleaning can take place in between.

How often does my child need to wash their hands? Can they take in hand gel/hand cream?
Children wash their hands on entry to the school building, before and after break and lunch, before they go home and in between activities. This could be as much as 6 or 7 times a day. Yes they can bring in their own hand cream to put on after they have washed their hands. Gel is not necessary as handwashing is far more effective.