School Reopening Update 13th May 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

School Reopening - Update 13th May 2020

I hope that you and your families are healthy, safe, and well.

As you will probably have seen, the Prime Minister has set out the Government’s plan to begin to gradually ease the lockdown and manage the Coronavirus pandemic over the coming months.

The Government has said that it would like to be able to begin a phased reopening of primary schools for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 at the beginning of June, with the hope that all primary school children can return to school for one month before the start of the summer holidays. By our estimation, that would be around the 22nd June.

The Prime Minister stressed that all the reopening plans are conditional and will depend on infection rates decreasing.

We are really looking forward to seeing all our pupils back at school again. We know that the best thing for every child’s education is for them to be at school – but, most importantly, only when it is safe for them, and our staff, to do so.

Once we have reviewed the Government’s guidance and then developed our specific plans, I will update you with more details. For now, please continue to encourage and support your child/ren to complete the schoolwork they have been set and to maintain a healthy and active daily routine. Please also continue to follow the NHS advice on Coronavirus.

If you need any further information or help, please contact

Yours sincerely,

Mr T.Martlew, Principal

Ark Oval Primary Academy