Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, Woodthorpe School, as all other schools in the country, will be partially closing to pupils from tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January, and for at least the rest of this half term, except for children of Key Workers and those deemed vulnerable. The criteria for eligibility has been included in the survey sent out on Monday 4th January and available on our website and at gov.uk. If you haven’t already completed this, please do so by midday tomorrow. (Tuesday 5th January)

In order to make the necessary preparations in school and in classrooms, so that we may continue to provide on-site education for our priority pupils and remote learning for those pupils not attending school, Woodthorpe will be closed tomorrow for all pupils (Tuesday 5thJanuary), offering remote learning only via our class blog sites. We must continue to protect our pupils and staff from the risk of infection during this time and so keeping pupil numbers in school to a minimum, is vitally important in achieving this. 

From Wednesday 6th January school will reopen to our Key Worker and vulnerable pupils only, with remote learning for all other pupils, which will follow the year group’s normal timetable (please see your child’s class blog page). Please see you parent/carer guide to home learning for more support.

As always, we will do our utmost to provide the best possible education and care for our children during this challenging time and so children attending school will be taught within their class bubble with their class teacher and teaching assistant or usual member of support staff. 

In accordance with government guidance, we will continue to provide free school meals for eligible pupils (including vouchers if made available) and keep as many aspects of school life as normal as possible. Through our usual channels of communication, we will continue to keep you well informed and updated.

Thank you once again for your unwavering patience, support and encouragement for Woodthorpe School. 

Stay at Home, Stay Safe and Protect the NHS.