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Coronavirus Update 10 - 25th March 2020

After the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, in relation to new, firmer measures about staying at home, I have taken the difficult decision to reduce the school staff team even further, at school.


The message is clear:


The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. 


When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes;
  2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces; and
  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.


The school will continue to operate an emergency childcare service to support all those families who have identified key workers.  However, these are unprecedented times.  In order for me to appropriately staff this provision, please could you e-mail to confirm whether you still require emergency childcare for:

  • Thursday 26th March;
  • Friday 27th March; and
  • Bookings taken for the Week beginning 30th March.


I would ask that all parents who have previously reserved an emergency childcare place: email to either confirm or now cancel the places as childcare arrangements at home have changed.


In addition, could you also indicate the school drop-off time and collection time.   We recommend that children are collected from school as soon as possible after the key worker has finished work.


I understand that the nature of this national emergency is difficult and that childcare needs can be dependent on factors that are often out of our control. We will continue to support you where we can.


From today, all contact with the school should be conducted through our email: due to the reduction to school staff; there may not be someone on-hand to take your telephone call.  Mrs Midgley and I will continue to monitor the e-mails daily and be on-hand to support, guide and reassure where we can, during this time. 


Please continue to support each other and keep safe.  To support you and your child/ren at home, we have continued to add links to the school’s Home Learning Guidance.  Today’s new additions include:


The Easter Story


For those of you who would like to take time to reflect upon the Easter Story, Michael Buckeridge (one of our regular visitors, who delivers Collective Worship) has created a series of 4 short videos re-telling the Easter Story.  The 1st Video- a story about Palm Sunday is available, ready to view.


Mindful Colouring


If you are feeling anxious or your child/ren are worried-Prayers for when you feel anxious offers you the opportunity to reflect and engage in Mindful Colouring activities.  Please feel free to review the colouring sheets available and print as required.


Story Time with David Walliams


We are delighted to announce, everyday, for the next 30 days, David Walliams is releasing an audio story from the World’s Worst Children.  So why not click the link below, sit back and relax to David as he reads the different stories, over the coming days?


Barrowby All Saints Church


We just wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers, at this time. If anyone would like to 'join' us from the comfort of their home, Barrowby Church's Sunday Service will be streamed live each week.  Please visit our website and/or Facebook page to learn more.


Scam around Free School Meals


Unfortunately, some Schools have reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘


‘If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’.


The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam.


All communications e.g. emails, letters, texts from school will be through our ParentmailPMX service.  If you have any queries regarding school please email:  


We will continue to support our school community as best we can.