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Important update for September 2020

New September start date for pupils: 7th September

Dear Parents,

We have recently had funding confirmed to carry out extensive improvements to our school over the summer holidays. This funding will allow us to replace the heating system across the entire school. In conjunction with the new double glazing and insulated roof we have had installed in recent years, this will ensure the building is comfortable and warm for the children at Crossdale.

Although we are delighted to be in a position to carry out these improvements, the allocation of  funding and project planning have been significantly delayed due to the Covid-19 situation. In fact, the engineers and designers are still finalising the details of the project. The planned works are extensive and likely to cause significant disruption and upheaval. As a result, school governors have taken the decision to delay the date that children return to school in September until Monday 7th September.

Delaying the start of term by 2 days for children will give staff time to ensure the school building and site are fully prepared and safe. We do acknowledge that this situation may cause parents some inconvenience, but given the extent of the planned works, governors believe the delay is essential to ensure adequate preparation takes place prior to pupils returning.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Peter Cresswell