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Full opening of school, 8th March 2021


A few reminders ahead of school opening to all pupils from the 8th March:

  • Please see our blog here with some simple activities you can do to help prepare your child for returning to school, so they are ready and happy to face the first day back after lockdown.
  • To help reduce virus transmission opportunities on site, 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:

o    Reception: 9.00am – 3.30pm

o    Year 1: 8.50am – 3.20pm

o    Year 2: 9:10am – 3:40pm

o    Year 3: 9.00am – 3.30pm

o    Year 4: 9:10am – 3:40pm

o    Year 5: 9:10am – 3:40pm

o    Year 6: 9.00am – 3.30pm

Speak to Mrs Westie, Miss Seedhouse or Mr Cresswell if the times above mean you have a  20 minute gap when dropping off or collecting your children – we will try to find a solution…

  • 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’.
  • When coming onto the school site, please also ensure you wear a face covering and that only one parent or carer comes onto the school site to accompany their children.

  • 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.
  • Please remind your children about the Rainbow Rules and ensure they know how important it is that they are followed by all children. Click here for the Rainbow Rules


Although we all hope that we are moving back to some sense of normality and that schools will not have to close again as part of a national lockdown, we still have the potential for bubbles to be closed if we see positive cases of covid-19 amongst pupils and staff. If all parents follow the guidance above, the chances of a bubble closure at Crossdale will be greatly reduced. Many thanks for your ongoing support with our covid-19 measures.


Parents should not see any significant changes from the 8th March when compared to the autumn term – routines and expectations will be almost identical. However, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We will send further information next week.


We are greatly looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to their school – it’s where they belong!