Returning to School March 2021

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Risk Assessment March 2021 
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DFE: What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19
DFE Guidance Face Coverings in Education

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Face coverings in education
NHS Coronavirus in children
What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Academic Year 2020/21: Staggered start and drop off times

Following the government’s announcement that schools are to reopen to all pupils on 8th March we are very much looking forward to welcoming back more of our pupils to face-to-face education. 

Please refer to the table below for the staggered drop off and pick up times which will be in place until further notice in order to reduce the number of parents and pupils gathering at the school gates and so mitigate the risk of spreadng infection. 

Staggered drop off and pick up times will remain the same as they were in December as follows:






Foundation Stage

Ducklings, Robins


Nursery gate

from 8.45


Ducklings 3.20 

Part time – 12.30

Robins 3.25

Nursery gate



Key Stage 1

Hummingbirds, Larks, Kingfishers


Playground gate from 8.45


Playground gate

Lower Key Stage 2

Swifts, Swallows, Kestrels 


Playground gate from 8.45


Playground gate

Upper Key Stage 2

Pelicans, Herons, Swans    


Playground gate from 8.30


Playground gate


Drop off

  • Parents of Year 5 & 6 pupils who have younger children in Years 1 to 5 should drop off their children no earlier than 8.40 am. Siblings in Nursery and Reception cannot be dropped off before 8.45am

Pick up

  • Parents/carers must not line up by the school railings until their child’s class has been called and use all the available space made available on the road as a result of the School Street barriers and the pavement opposite the school when waiting to pick up
  • A one way system is in place for picking up your child form the playground gate.


All parents and carers must follow the one way systems in place and wear a face mask when dropping off and picking up. You are also reminded to follow the current guidelines for social distancing and not gather in groups outside the school or in the park opposite the school.



Social Story: Helping to protect myself and others
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'My Back to School Bubble' e-book

This simple, illustrated e-book by e-Bug and NABU is ideal for parents of young children to explore what the return to school might look like, and help them feel more prepared.

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Lenny and Lily Return to School

By Prof Barry Carpenter, Ali Erskine and Jenny Hawkes
illustrated by Charlotte Firmin

Lenny and Lily have had different experiences of the lockdown, but now it’s time for them to return to school. Lily is excited to go back and meet up with her friends again, but Lenny has enjoyed being at home with his family and feels more anxious.

When Lenny and Lily go back to school they both face different challenges. Lenny struggles to reconnect with his friends and find his place in the group. Lily has found home learning difficult and struggles to keep up with the pace of lessons in class.

The story explores the range of emotions Lenny and Lily experience as they come back into school and rebuild relationships with their teachers and friends.


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Going back to school

This activity sheet from Partnership for Children is for parenst  to use with their children to explore the things they may be worried about when going back to school, and ways to calm those worries.

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Preparing your child for the first day back at school

This poster features some simple top tips for helping children feel more ready to return to the school. 


Back to School - Westminster City Council: Supporting parents and schools to help get children back into classrooms


In line with the latest government guidance, all pupils are expected to return to school full-time in March.Westminster City Council is working closely with schools in Westminster to welcome children back safely.