Social distancing at drop-off and collection
A low number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in staff and pupils has kept our classes open to more pupils for longer than other schools. Parents have played their part by social distancing and letting as many Year 5 and Year 6 pupils walk to and from school alone, at least part of the way.
We cannot afford to be complacent, especially as we come to the end of term. No-one wants to spend the Christmas holiday break suffering from infection or in self-isolation.
Help us to remain open to as many pupils as possible, for as long as possible, and reduce the risk of infection by:
- using preferred gates so that everyone is spread out across the school site;
- avoid family groups, 1 adult from each household is preferred at drop-off and collection times;
- if High School siblings collect younger brothers or sisters, avoid their High School friends coming on to our site too;
- Year 5 and 6 pupils who walk alone, avoid groups and stops to chat at and around our gates. Be considerate of others.
Scientists say that being outside is a protective factor. This and the size of the school site means that we have not asked parents to wear a mask.
- Adults and pupils who are Year 7 and above are welcome to wear a mask, if you wish, at pick-up and collection time.
- Social distancing is safer than wearing a mask. Please do not swap space for face.