Returning to school during COVID-19 (7th July 2020 update)

Dear St. Luke's Families,

Thank you for your support and understanding so far during this unusual time, it has been lovely to receive your messages of support and kindness.As you are aware, we opened to more children at the beginning of June and are now supporting almost 120 children over the week.

Current class bubbles are set at a maximum of 15 children and staff remain constant where possible. To promote this positively, all children stay in their 'bubbles' when in school and do not mix with children outside of their 'bubble.' Children have their lunch and breaks separately in their 'bubbles' and are encouraged to wash their hands regularly. All plastic equipment and items are wiped down and or washed at the end of each day and again at the end of each week to reduce risks.

As advised, due to the ages of the children returning we cannot guarantee full distancing but will do our best to support you and your child/ren during this time. If you are unsure or have questions then please read the full guidance that can be found on the DfE website.

Moving forward, in September we will be welcoming all children back to school and children will then be in classes of up to 30 children as before lockdown. Children will be taught in 'phase bubbles' meaning that they will be taught a broad balanced curriculum by staff in their phase. 'Phase bubbles' will stay together throughout the day for lessons, breaks and lunch.

As per government guidance, all children will be expected to be in school from September onwards.

** please see additional information being sent later this week regarding start dates and times.

Once again I would like to thank you for your understanding and support so far, this is new for all of us and we aim to keep you up to date as we move forward together.

Kind regards,

Amanda Butler