St Richard's R.C. Primary School
St Richard’s RC Primary School will be open only to Vulnerable Children and Children of Key Workers from Monday 11th January 2021 until further notice. This follows the Prime minister’s announcement about a new national lockdown commencing on Wednesday 6th January 2021, including the closure of all schools to most pupils until at least February half-term.
Remote learning provided by school will commence from Monday 11th January 2021 and pupils in Early Years and Key Stage One will be expected to undertake 3 hours of home learning per day, Monday to Friday throughout lockdown. Pupils in Key Stage 2 are expected to undertake 4 hours of daily study, Monday to Friday. Please visit the offline and online home learning pages of this website for more information.
During this new national lockdown, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. There is no requirement even for parents who are key workers to send their child to school if they do not need to. From Monday 11th January 2021 and until further notice, St Richard’s will be offering reduced educational provision and will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. St Richard’s has to strictly prioritise access to this reduced provision which will be in place from 8.30am until 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, term time only.
If you are a key worker and require a place in school for your child(ren), please send an email entitled ‘Application for key worker child’s school place’ to email@example.com by 12 noon on Thursday in order to be considered for a place starting the following Monday:
By submitting this application, you must:
Criteria for identifying Keyworker Children
Children are classed as ‘keyworker children’ if their parent or carer works in one of the following fields/ professions, which is critical to the country’s response to Covid-19:
For parents of vulnerable pupils, a member of St Richard’s school staff will contact you by telephone on or before Friday 8th January 2021 to confirm the offer of a place in school from Monday 11th January onwards. At St Richard’s, the criteria for Vulnerable Pupils is:
We fully understand that this is an unsettling time for families. There are challenges ahead for us all but the vaccine offers a light at the end of the tunnel. Please be patient with the school as we endeavour to do our best for all our families. Please take extra care during this new period of national lockdown.
With many thanks for your continuing support,
Mr J Murray
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