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Building Works

Dear Parents / Carers,


We have some news that we need to share with you, but unfortunately, we do understand that it may cause inconvenience to your family.  We apologise for the disruption this will cause and the lack of warning that we have been able to give you.  Please trust that we have been working very hard to avoid this and will continue to do so, but there is a very strong chance that there will be a partial delayed opening for September 2018.  Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will return as normal on Wednesday 5th September, however, children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 may 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 delayed opening as the worst case scenario to enable us to improve our infant department as planned.  We have looked at many options, including, phasing the work so no delayed opening would be required, however, all options have been exhausted and therefore, this is the only way of enabling the building work to be completed.


We are still hoping that the build will be completed sooner than expected and if it is, we will be in touch via a text message, email and updating the school website.  There is however, the possibility that when the infant children return on the 12th September, the work is not fully completed until later in September.  We will be in constant liaison with the relevant people throughout the summer holidays to make the correct decisions.  We will ensure your child’s safety if temporary classrooms are required.


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


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.  Please know we will be doing everything we can to ensure that all children can start school on Wednesday the 5th September, however, there is the possibility that the infant children will have a delayed start date up until the 12th September.


We wish you and your family a very happy and safe summer holiday.