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Important Information for parents

Many thanks for your support today with the full reopening of Crossdale for all pupils. Having been largely closed to most pupils since March, it was great to welcome back the vast majority of our Crossdale family!

The logistics of staggered starts, breaks, lunches and ends to the day, as well as bubbles and hygiene measures, has proved a challenge given the increased number of pupils on site. However, based on our experience today, there are several ways in which you can help.

If staff and parents are diligent about following our procedures carefully and consistently, there is a greater chance that Crossdale can stay open and not be subject to a partial or full lockdown.

  1. Please ensure you stick to the start and end times to the day detailed below. Please don’t be early or late and help us control the number of people on site:
  • Reception 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Y1 8:50am - 3:20pm
  • Y2 9:10am - 3:40pm
  • Y3  9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Y4 9:10am - 3:40pm
  • Y5  9:10am - 3:40pm
  • Y6  9:00am - 3:30pm
  1. Only one adult per family should accompany their children onto the school site.
  2. Parents of children in Base 2 and 3 – please let your children go to the ‘Be Safe Bees’ alone to avoid congestion near entrances to the school. Parents of children in Y3 and Y4 should stand on the middle playground, but not past ‘The Tower’.
  3. Please be mindful of social distancing with teachers and avoid congregating on the playground. You can send any questions to your child’s teacher using the class email system.

To answer your questions and point you in the right direction, Mr Cresswell, Mrs Westie or Miss Seedhouse will be available on the gate every day from 8.50am and after school until 3:40pm. 

Kind regards,

Mr Cresswell


 Extra Information

  • If you have any questions or concerns about symptoms of covid-19, always use this link to get clear advice from the NHS: Check Your Symptoms -
  • Please read the attached parent leaflet
  • Our full opening plan can be found here
  • Please ensure you have discussed and practised our Rainbow Rules with your children before tomorrow – especially practising effective handwashing.
  • Going to school ‘does not increase risk of young children catching coronavirus’ – Click here to read more.