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School Opens on the 1st June

Yesterday, the Government confirmed that Primary Schools in England could re-open on Monday 1st June 2020. 


Today, the Governors convened an Extraordinary Meeting of the Full Governing Body to review school preparations, including the Risk Assessments undertaken.  The Governing Body unanimously agreed that Barrowby CE Primary School can re-open, on Monday 1st June for the identified year groups:


  • Reception:         support early development through child-initiated play;
  • Year 1:              support Reading development; and
  • Year 6:              support English and Mathematics as well as prepare students for transition to secondary school.


Please remember, for those children returning to school on Monday 1st June:

  • Pupils should wear their full-school uniform, although girls have the option of wearing a summer dress with ankle socks and boys have the option to wear mid-grey tailored shorts, rather than trousers.
  • Pupils should only wear their indoor black shoes to and from school. Trainers or plimsolls will not be permitted to be worn throughout the day. 
  • Pupils do not need to bring to school their ‘outdoor shoes’ or  their PE kit.  We would ask that these are kept at home until otherwise notified.


Children should only bring to school a coat, their book bag,

lunchbox with packed lunch and water bottle.


If parents have booked the Breakfast Club: children can be dropped off at school between 7.45am and 8.15am and will be cared for by the Breakfast Supervisors Mrs Rafferty and Mrs Hands. The After-School Club will remain open from 3.15pm until 5.30pm.  Please visit the school website to learn more about this provision:  Breakfast Club and/or After School Club.


We ask that only 1 parent accompanies their child/ren to school from 1st June 2020.  Parents should accompany their child to school and wait with their child, at the designated entrance points to the school:


  • Reception-Line up on the church path-8.45am – 9.00am
  • Year 6-Line up on the school’s path-8.45am – 9.00am
  • Year 1-Line up on the church path-9.00am – 915am
  • Keyworker children-Main Entrance-Foyer-8.45am – 9.00am


There will be school staff on hand to advise parents each morning and to encourage the parents and children to observe and maintain the social distancing measures rather than waiting, as a group on the road and path outside the school gate. 


Parents will be asked to remain and supervise their children until they are collected, 1 at a time from the entrance points, by a member of staff.  This is to enable us to ensure that the children maintain, as much as possible, the social distancing measures in the school corridors, cloakrooms and classrooms.


At the end of the day, we would ask that parents again line up, in the designated areas-socially distancing.  Collection times are:



  • Reception Parents-Line up on the church path-3.00 – 3.15pm
  • Year 6 Parents-Line up on the school’s path-3.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Year 1 Parents-Line up on the church path-3.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Keyworker Parents-Main Entrance-Foyer-Times throughout the day


Staff will be on hand again to greet you and to collect your child/ren for you. Please be mindful that ‘school drop off’ and collection will take slightly longer than normal, during this period.  I would ask for your patience and understanding as we implement these new arrangements.


For those who are unable to return to school, on Monday 1st June the teachers will upload the ‘weekly bite’ for completion at home, as part of their ongoing ‘Home-Learning.’


We look forward to welcoming ‘back to school’ many of our Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children, on Monday 1st June, when the school re-opens as well as continuing to support our Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 pupils with their ongoing ‘home-learning.’


Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.