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Building Works - Update

Dear Parents / Carers,


I am sorry to have to confirm that there will now definitely be a partial delayed opening for September 2018. As you are aware from our letter on 26th July we have been working very hard to avoid this. Again, we apologise for the disruption this will cause to our families. The junior children will not be affected by this, however, our infant children, including EYFS starters, are.


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will return as normal on Wednesday 5th September, however, children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 will start back on Wednesday 12th September.


We have been in conversations with the Director of Children’s Services at the Local Authority and the Diocese who have granted this five day delayed opening to enable us to improve our infant department as planned. The work is coming on very well and I am sure we will all be pleased with the much improved classrooms, library area, SEND room and SENCO room.


Please note, this will not affect your child’s attendance as the appropriate registration code will be used.

Some areas may not be completely finished for the 12th September, but please be assured that everything will be in place to ensure your child’s safety.


As stated, we are very aware that this may cause disruption and inconvenience to our infant children’s parents/carers, however, we really do believe that this is the right decision as the final building work will bring about improvement for your child(ren)’s learning.


Many thanks for your understanding in this matter as it is clearly not ideal. We do hope that you and your family are enjoying a very happy and safe summer holiday.


Mrs S Thomas