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  • From Thursday 3rd September, The Dawnay School are planning to reopen to all pupils, in all year groups. Please contact the school office for more information.


Home Learn

Updated Thursday 21st May 2020

Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department for Education has provided guidance for supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19). Available here

The Dawnay Online Weekly Home Learning Offer

During the continued school closure, staff will release online learning resources each Friday morning to support the children and parents for the following week. The  online resources will go live during each Friday, in preparation for the start of the next week 

These resources will be shared as a weekly blog, accessible on the school webpage, Home Learning Tab, select your year group/Phase and see the blog tab under each year group/phase home learning page. 

Supporting your children’s education during the school closure

We have been hearing from some of our families that they are becoming worried about their child/ren’s development and the impact of missing school. We want to reassure you that no one expects parents to act as teachers, or to deliver lessons like a school would.

Please see the letter attached to this page for more information and guidance to help you are home. 

The change of routine and staying at home may make this a difficult time for some children. Public Health England has published advice on how to support your children’s wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Guidance is also available to help you look after your own mental health.

The Department for Education has shared a number of resources to support children’s education at home. We encourage families to read and discuss these resources to help them at home. There is also some important guidance about keeping your child safe online.

The Dawnay Drive Thru

Please note: until further notice, the ‘Drive Thru’ will now only be open to families who known to require printed copies of the home learning packs. We are aware who these families are, and will contact them separately to ensure they know how to collect the resources.

For families who are known to require printed packs, the Drive Thru will be only open via Griffin Way entrance as follows:

  • All day between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm every Friday

If you do not have access to a computer or wifi, and believe you should also receive a printed home learning resource pack, you must contact the school office by phone or via email:

Email Protocol - Parents

To enable communication between home and school during the school closure, from Monday 20th April we will put in place the following arrangements. Parents and carers can now email teachers with questions about their child’s home learning activities. The new email addresses:

Phase email addresses

Upper Junior:

Lower Junior:

Infant Phase:

Early Years:

If you have a question for any other member of staff, please indicate this information clearly.

Please note: If your child is on the SEND register, after Easter Mrs Hughes will be contacting you individually to discuss how to best support your child at home. However, if you have a specific question, please contact her via the main school office email address below.

To make it easier for staff to respond, we request that emails follow a set format with the following information:

Child's name




Emails will be checked daily by the phase leader, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4.30pm. They will be forwarded to other members of the team as necessary. We will aim to respond within 48 hours.

If there are general questions, please contact the office as normal:

Thank you for your support and understanding if it takes longer than normal to respond to you.