Conditional Reopening

UPDATE: Following guidance released by the Local Authority on 21st May, The Arches will NOT be opening to FS2/Y1/Y6 and have been strongly advised not to do so until at least 8th June. For now, the information in the attached documents continues to be of relevance but is now delayed until at least this time. Further information and communication regarding this will follow. Please bare with us during this time. 

Staff at The Arches have all been working exceedingly hard in readiness for a conditional reopening of school to certain year groups on 1st June. We hope that the information below answers all of your questions and will allay all your fears. Here, will be your port of call for any information and guidance regarding this conditional reopening. If there are updates, we will text you with further details. Please also regularly check your emails. 

This conditional reopening only applies to Foundation Stage Two, Year 1 and Year 6 children. Key worker and other identified children may attend as usual. All further information can be found in the documents attached below. Please read these documents (in particular, the Conditional Reopening Plan) before contacting school with your questions.

Guidance used to assist with planning the school’s approach over the coming weeks, which parents might also find useful to read, has included:

The Prime Minister’s announcement (10th May): https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020

‘Actions for Education and Childcare Settings to Prepare for Wider Opening from 1st June 2020’ (Monday 11th May): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020

‘Opening Schools and Educational Settings to more Pupils from 1st June: Guidance for Parents and Carers’: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

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