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Letter to Families

Dear Families.

Well the Summer holidays are well under way now and I thought I would give you an update on school and how we are getting ready for September.

The end to the last school year was quite a sad one for us as we couldn’t see all of our community in school at the same time.  As I have always said – the safety of your children and the staff is of the utmost importance and we did what we could safely do to say a farewell to everyone.

We did manage to see most of our Y6 children and those we didn’t I will be visiting over the next few weeks to catch up with them and to wish them well in their new schools for September.  I am still hopeful that at some point in the future we can have a celebration evening for all the Y6s who left in July.  We will stay in touch with the families to see if this can be arranged.  Just be assured that everyone at Willow Grove School wishes all of the Y6 children the best of luck as they start the exciting journey into High School.  Take care of yourselves and remember that we would love to see you if you get the chance to visit us in the future. We are still here to catch up with families if you need support over the Summer break so just contact us at school if you need anything.

The situation regarding Covid19 is still very changeable, as we have seen with new rules being put into place over the last week or so.  I am going ahead with the plan that we will fully reopen to all children in September. I have previously mentioned a staggered start for the children coming back.  We will start the school year for the children on Thursday 3rd September with slightly reduced numbers.  Children will then be invited back on each of the following Thursdays until Thursday 24th September by which time all children will be back in school.  You will receive a letter to give your own child their personal start date.   The letter should arrive in the last couple of weeks of the Summer holidays. If you have any further concerns around this then please give school a call and we will be happy to discuss it with you.                                                                                                                                                 

The school hours for children will be 9:30am until 2:30pm for the first 2 weeks.  I will review the timings before week 3 and may go back to full hours.  Much will depend on the situation with Covid19 locally and other local schools and nursey provision.   As ever I will keep you up to date on any changes.  Please keep your eye on the school website and keep watch on the School App.


Enjoy the rest of your Summer with your families and I will be in touch soon.

Thank you for your continued support and please take care.

Mrs Murphy