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St Peter's Road, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 9EZ

01706229972

bursar@st-petersrc.lancs.sch.uk

St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Return to School Information Form

14 May 2020 (by Bradley Smith (bradley))

Dear Parents and Carers, 
 
As I know you will have seen, the Government has expressed the desire for schools to open to more children from after the half term holiday, which for our school is June 8th. The year groups prioritised initially are Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, which for our school is 60 children. This is alongside continuing to provide childcare to children who have a parent who is a Key Worker or children classed as vulnerable. Potentially this would be up to 80 children coming to school each day. 
 
Furthermore, the Government have since stated 'an ambition' for all Primary children to return for the last month of this academic year.
I will be honest - Social Distancing is not possible in a Primary School, especially for our youngest children, I am sure it does not surprise anyone to read this! What is possible however, is to put measures in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading and this is what schools up and down the country are doing. This is not new to us, we have been putting measures in place for the last 7 weeks for our Key Worker children and school staff but the potential increase in numbers will make it a very different ball game indeed. 
 
All schools have the responsibility to put plans in place which are relevant to their own school settings as each environment is so different. In order to be able to work with you, the staff and governors on what is best for St Peter's I need you to please let us know whether you intend to send your child to school if the option is made available to you. Your response is not a commitment  - it is not set in stone but it will give me the vital information I need to look at the next steps. 
Therefore, please can you go to our school website (www.stpetersrc.com) and on the homepage you will find an online form entitled 'Return to School Information'. Please complete one for each child indicating your response as soon as possible. This is particularly urgent for parents in Years R, 1 and 6 but I ask that all children are included in the responses. 
Inevitably there will be endless questions about this situation which I will strive to answer in due course once the picture is clearer. Just to say that we 100% respect the decision you as parents and carers make for your children, whatever that is and I ask for your continued patience and willingness to work with us. 
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding, I will be in touch again when I have further updates, in the meantime please take care all of you. 
Best wishes, 
Helen Sullivan