School will be closed from Friday 20th March until further notice.
Emergency School Closure
Although we remain open for a small number of key worker and vulnerable children, not as an educational setting but as a safe space with a very skeleton staff, we would like to direct you to this advice from the Education Secretary on behalf of the Government.
You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
Letters have been sent to those we are expecting. If you have contacted school but no longer need the childcare, please phone the office and leave a message. Alternatively, text the school using our texting service.
Support and Guidance for families:- Just a reminder if you are worried please visit the OpenMinds Calderdale website where they can find lots of useful information to support them through COVID -19.
The Children’s’ Commissioner for England has put together this guide which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
The Government has released advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: COVID-19 click here for more information.
Please click here to head over to our Home Learning page.
Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
The DfE has updated their information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
Free School Meals
If your family circumstances have changed and you feel you are now entitled to claim Free School Meals follow the link and apply online if you can as call demand is high.
The form is available online here or an application can be submitted via our Contact Centre – 01422 288003 – Please note that calls are taking a while to answer due to current demand.