Covid 19 Information
Important Information For Parents
Updated 5th October 2021
All Saints is fully open for all children with most COVID-19 restrictions no longer in place. However, we still all need to keep our children, parents and staff safe and healthy, so we are following the Government and local guidance, which may change at any time. We therefore ask that all parents comply with the following procedures and timings and look out for any updates.
All children should be dropped off at school between 08:30 and 08:40am (Reception and Year 1), and between 08:35 and 08:50am (Years 2 – 6). Please avoid arriving early and if possible, walk all or part of the way to/from home to avoid parking problems near the school.
If you arrive early in a car – please wait in your vehicle (with the engine switched off please!)
Monday – Thursday
All children should be collected promptly at 3:20pm (Reception and Year 1), and 3.30pm (Years 2 – 6), unless they are attending an after-school club.
All children should be collected promptly at 1.05pm (Reception and Year 1), and 1.15pm (Years 2 – 6). If you wish your child to have lunch at home on Fridays, you may collect your child at 12.30 but please inform the office in the morning at drop-off time.
One Way Systems
In order to allow parents to keep a safe social distance we ask everyone to follow our one-way systems. Please allow a little more time when dropping-off and picking up your children as you may have to walk a little further! Please do not walk back up the footpath from the Powell Building playground to the pedestrian gate on Little Horton Green.
You may leave the Powell site via the pedestrian gate near the mini roundabout on Little Horton Lane, or via the car park gate next to the minibuses. Please supervise your children closely when walking near the car park and on the pavements around school.
Regular Testing of Members of households, childcare or support bubbles of school staff and pupils
Staff and families are encouraged to continue to use Lateral Flow Tests regularly.
What should I do if my child, or someone in my household has symptoms of COVID-19?
If your child has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you must keep them at home and arrange for them to have a test. You should follow NHS advice regarding other members of the household if anyone tests positive for COVID-19
What will happen to my child if he/she develops symptoms while they at school?
If your child becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you will be contacted and asked to collect your child and any siblings immediately. You will be advised to follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you wish to speak with your child’s teacher or anyone in school we would like you to contact either via dojo or book a phone appoint through contacting, by phone, the main office. Again we would normally welcome parents into school but in order to allow for social distancing we will operate a system of phone contact only.
If you are late please come to the main reception gate where you will be seen one family at a time, so please bare with us as this will take longer than usual.
Physical Education (PE)
Children should wear their PE kits to school on their designated PE days:
- Black tracksuit bottoms or black leggings
- White polo shirt or white t-shirt
- Black trainers or pumps (If you wish your child to wear pumps please can they wear their black school shoes into school and change their footwear for PE)
- School jumper
School attendance is mandatory and you are required to bring your child to school every day. If there are medical reasons, directed from your child’s doctor, for your child not to be in school please inform us as some as possible.
If you need any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher through dojo or contact the school office.
Thank you all for your continued patience and support.