Amazing time on residential trip in JCA! So well deserved after SATS! Have fun year 6


Year 4 music lesson! They absolutely loved their drumming session


Children in school during residential week having a great time in Alleyn school playing rounders! Thank you Alleyns' staff for having us


Thank you to older students from Alleyns who comes in weekly to read with some of our children! The children have loved it!


We wondered where all the roaring sounds came from! Happy dinosaurs day from Reception!!


Saying goodbye to year 4 this morning! They are in for a treat on their residential.


What a great end to the week and ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week next week… our parent Mental Health Workshop and ballet taster


And they have arrived safely! Let the fun begin!!


Such a great positive energy this morning saying goodbye to year 5 leaving to Kingswood!Have fun year 5 !!!


Basketball team ready for their first game with a local school! Go team!!


Congratulations to our governors on your long serving award at the governor's conference today! You all make such a difference to our school, thank you!


Well done to year 6 for the fantastic work in Easter school. We have enjoyed the revision sessions!


Year 3 trip to London Eye exploring land use in London! We loved the cruise and the beautiful scenery!


What an excellent way to start science week! Our very own Maria led a brilliant assembly on the digestive system and made a giant elephant toothpaste! We loved it!


Year 3 and 4 author session with Roderick O'Grady, the author of BIGFOOT Mountain.


Reception enjoying their music lesson with the Mad Hatter, Mr O! Happy WBD


Our very own Suzanne Hemming, the author of How Frank Helped Hank, inspiring our children this morning to love reading! #


Amazing morning at HPAD! Teachers bringing books to life! The more you read, the more things you will know and more places you'll go! Happy WBD!


Year 2 re-enacted The Great Fire of London!


It was a shade of pink atmosphere! We said NO to bullying by sharing our pledges! We loved hearing the thoughts and ideas on what to do as a bystander! .

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    Welcome back

    Welcome back

    Welcome back! The start of a new school year is such an exciting time, we are really looking forward to the year ahead. In September we are able to largely return to normal, and in this letter, we are pleased to share our plans for the new school year.

    What can we expect to see in the academy from September 2021? 

    Children no longer need to remain in ‘bubbles’ so these will not feature when we return, along with other social distancing routines within the academy. However, hygiene surrounding handwashing and cleaning of our premises and equipment will still have a high priority. We hope that these revised measures will go some way to keeping everyone as safe and protected as possible going forward. 

    Start and end of the day:

    We will have a slightly staggered start and end to the school day:


    Start Time

    Home time




    Year 1



    Year 2



    Year 3



    Year 4



    Year 5



    Year 6

    8:30am 3:25pm

    How to enter and leave the school site:

    • We are pleased to welcome parents back onto the playground during drop off. This is to enable parents to speak to class teachers if needed in the morning. (However, parents will need to collect their children during pick and leave the playground following the one-way system)
    • Once you have collected all your children please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible 


    • Siblings can be dropped off together at the earliest time. 

    What Other Measures Are Still in Place?

    • Pupils will wash and sanitise their hands regularly at school, including when they first arrive, before and after they eat, and when returning from break
    • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
    • High contact areas will be cleaned throughout the day

    Lunchtimes & Playtimes:

    • Lunch times will operate in the usual way, with a choice of school meal or packed lunch
    • All pupils will eat in the Dining Hall.

    What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at the academy?

    • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms whilst at the academy, they will be placed in an isolated area
    • A designated first-aid trained member of staff will stay with your child
    • Parents will be contacted, advised to take the child home and organise a PCR test
    • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, we ask that you contact the school to inform us
    • Close contacts are now identified by NHS Test & Trace, who will work with a positive case, or their parents, to identify close contacts
    • NHS Test & Trace will contact individuals identified as close contacts

    What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home?

    • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home please contact the school to inform us they will not be attending, as per the usual absence procedure
    • You must organise a PCR test for your child
    • Please note that individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, or are a close contact with Covid-19, and any of the following apply:
      • They are fully vaccinated
      • They are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
      • They have taken part in or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial
      • They are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

    Any Other Important Information?

    There is a dedicated area of our website that will have a wealth of information on it with regards to returning to school from September 2021.

    Please Remember:

    • Attendance is a statutory requirement, although a small number of pupils may still be unable to attend in line with public health advice
    • Pupils will wear full school uniform
    • Pupils will come into school in their PE kits on PE days
    • Parents can provide a packed lunch
    • Pupils should bring a book bag

    Updated Staffing 

    Unfortunately, Ms Yeomans decided to take a break from education due to ill health. We are sad to see Ms Yeomans go and we wish her the very best for the future.

    I am delighted to inform you we have appointed Ms Ferguson, an experienced Support worker in Family Support Centre, dance teacher with MA in English Literature to join the team as a Learning Mentor. Ms Ferguson will be a great addition to the team.

    Ms Temi Sadipe accepted a senior position role in the summer and will not be returning; we wish her all the best.

    Ms Wemi Ebenezar was appointed as Administrative Assistant over the Summer and has already started working in the office.

    Medical and Specific dietary requirement


    Please note that if your child has asthma and has an inhaler in school, we have emailed you a Microsoft form to complete, which gives us permission to use our school Salbutamol inhaler on your child in case of an emergency. Please click on the link in the email and complete the form.


    Our lunches are all nut free and Halal. We always offer a meat and vegetarian option. We have emailed all parents a link to a Microsoft form which asks for any information about allergies (for which you have medical evidence) or information on lifestyle diets, such as vegan and pescatarian.

    If your child has an allergy or follows a lifestyle diet, please complete the Microsoft form so that Chartwells can draw up a personalised menu for your child. 

    If you have any questions, or need certain points clarified further, please feel free to contact us via email.

    We look forward to seeing you all in Thursday!