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End of School Day - 7th October 2020

7th October 2020


Dear Parent/Carer


RE: End of the School Day


At the end of the school day there is only a single exit, the lower gate on Park Lee Road from which all children can leave the school grounds.  Along with the parents and carers who came to collect their children, this causes a good deal of congestion and makes social distancing almost impossible.  From Thursday 8th October therefore, the Year 6 children who walk home independently will be escorted to the top gates by their teachers and allowed to leave from there.  This means that cars and other vehicles will not be allowed to enter or leave the car park between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.  Year 6 children who meet siblings, or who are collected by parents will leave through their normal exit.


In order to help further, could I ask all parents and carers who collect their children at the lower gates or meet them on the yard to wear a face covering if they are able to do so.  All members of staff will be wearing masks too.


Finally, could adults who collect children to move away from the gates as quickly as they can to avoid congestion.


I am sorry to have to ask for your help with these matters but we must do everything we can to maintain social distancing at all times of the day.  If you would like to discuss this matter please feel free to ring me at school.


Thanks for your continuing support of school during this difficult time.


Yours sincerely



Mr P Hawthornthwaite