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COVID-19: School Closure information

Last updated Thursday 21st May 

From Monday 1st June, please find the key information about how we intend to widen our school offer in a safely controlled way.

In light of current Surrey and government guidance, we have reviewed the school site, and risk assessed reopening for staff and pupils. It is clear from this work, that under current social distancing guidance we cannot automatically achieve the wider school opening from 1st June to include critical key workers and vulnerable children AND open to EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6.

Please see the attached letter from Surrey County council and The Dawnay School regarding the plans for widening ur school offer from 1st June. 

Next steps for families of Key Workers or families with Vulnerable Children

(Definition of critical workers)

Parents should ensure they check the government guidance on what parents and carers need to know as this contains important information to support and guide your decisions.

For Response:

We require all families with children who fall into the category of all Key Critical worker and all vulnerable children (including all those with an EHCP) to contact the school (  to confirm your child/ren will be in school on Monday 1st June. It is essential we gain this information before we close for half term on Friday 22nd May, to help with our own risk assessments and forward planning.

We may require proof to justify your role as a key worker or your vulnerable child needs.  We respectfully ask for parents to work in partnership with us to avoid us having to ask difficult questions to justify your circumstances.

Update on assessments and examinations 

It is confirmed that we will not go ahead with assessments or exams, and that we will not be publishing performance tables for this academic year. 

Parents and carers can still expect an end of year report for their child/ren at the end of term.