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Key Worker Provision

From Tuesday, 5th January 2021 our schools will only open to children of key workers and vulnerable children. This is due to the extremely high prevalence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Croydon. Other measures have already been implemented.

Here is a link to the survey

In order to plan for this provision, we need to find out how many children fall into this category and how many children are likely to attend school. 

Given the exceptional circumstances and the very high prevalence of coronavirus in our local area, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. This is to limit the chance of the virus spreading. 

Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home, we ask that you keep your child at home, where possible.

This provision is for children in years Reception – Year 6.

Nursery will remain open as usual. 

The provision will be open from Monday to Friday. The timings will remain staggered in order to keep children as safe as possible. The timings will be:

Reception: 8:45am-2:55pm

Year 1 + 2: 9:00am-3:05pm

Year 3 + 4: 9:15am-3:15pm

Year 5 + 6: 9:25am-3:25pm

In order to keep everybody as safe as possible, we are following the guidance from SAGE and Independent SAGE. Therefore, please review the following:

  • No parents/carers will be permitted on site for any reason. The adult from your child’s year group bubble will collect and drop-off your child from the school gate.
  • All children should wear warm winter clothing at all times, even inside the building. This is due to the heavy ventilation in school.
  • All adults and children must wear a face covering at all times on the school site.
  • Strict social distancing will take place with all adults and children, even within each bubble. 
  • Children will be supervised to take part in the remote learning in school.
  • Children must not bring anything into school other than their water bottle. 
  • Lunch will be provided for all children in school.

We will contact relevant parents before the end of the school day on Monday, 4th January 2021 to confirm arrangements. 

We may ask for proof of critical worker status before offering a place in our provision (work ID badge, pay slip, or a letter from your employer confirming what your job is and how it is critical to the COVID-19 response). A list of who qualifies as a critical worker can be found here

Please complete this form by 17:00 on Sunday, 3rd January 2021.