St Peter's Church Of England (VC) Primary School and Pre-school

Myneer Park, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1YU


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Return to full re-opening on March 8th

26 February 2021 (by admin)

Dear Parents and carers,

We have now completed our Risk Assessment for the full return to school. The following procedures will be in place from the 8th March. We will still be in the first phase of the exit from lockdown, and therefore all control measures must be observed.

  • The children will be in whole class bubbles for the majority of the time with separate breaks, staggered lunchtimes and use of separate areas within school.
  • The Risk assessment also includes Key stage bubbles. This includes the role of support staff, start and finish times and access to toilets and school lunches. We will minimise the contact between class bubbles wherever possible.
  • All staff will continue to test at home twice a week with lateral flow tests.
  • Staff will wear masks in the communal areas of school where they are unable to social distance. The children do not need to wear masks.
  • We ask adults visitors who enter the school building to wear masks.
  • We politely request that you wear masks when on the school site when dropping off and collecting your children as we are aware that these areas become quite busy. Please move through the school site as quickly as possible and follow the one- way system where possible.
  • We will not be able to have whole school gatherings. Assemblies will be held in classes.
  • Our staggered times for the school day will be as following:

Pre-school 9.00-4.00 (as per sessions booked)

EYFS 9.00-3.00

Y 1/2- 8.45-3.15

Y3/4- 8.40- 3.10

Y5/6- 8.50-3.20

  • We will continue with frequent handwashing and cleaning of surfaces as advised.
  • Children should not attend school if they are unwell and we would appreciate being kept fully informed if any member of your family has had a Covid test. We need to continue to engage fully with the Test and Trace process and respond to any incidents with speed and consistency to keep the community safe. If a case occurs within a school bubble, we will isolate all immediate contacts.
  • The children will be expected to wear full school uniform. This will help to re- establish the sense of consistency and school identity.
  • Whilst they can bring bags to school, we would ask these to be kept to a minimum, only if absolutely necessary. Toys and other personal items are strongly discouraged.
  • Basic stationery will be provided. The children will not need pencil cases. We need to keep all surfaces clear for regular cleaning.
  • The children will need PE kits in school.
  • The menus for ordering school dinners will be sent out in advance. This will include the full menu choice of hot freshly cooked food.
  • We will continue to use the post box at the front of the school for post.
  • Our Breakfast and After School club will start immediately. All other clubs will resume after Easter if we move to stage 2 of the exit from lockdown


We are really looking forward to seeing all of the children back in school. We understand that this might be a  worrying time for families. Please contact us if you need support.


With thanks


Mrs Cole



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