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Update on school opening

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.  Lockdown has been hard for everyone and I'm sure that like us, you're hoping that things will return to some sense of normality as quickly as possible.

 

To update you on what's been happening at Northwood, from the start of lockdown in March we have been open every day for the children of key workers whose parents said they needed us.

 

From 1st June we extended our opening by inviting the children from Reception and Year One to come back.  Some returned, but not all, which was absolutely fine as we fully appreciated that feeling confident to send your child back to school was a personal choice.  For those children who did return we formed 'bubbles' of no more than 15 children per class in line with Government guidance.

 

Our Year 6 pupils were invited to attend school for timetabled 1:1 sessions with Mr Fisher; an opportunity which several children have taken up, and is proving to be very successful. 

 

As time has gone on some more parents have approached us to ask if their child can now come back.  Unfortunately we don't have the staffing capacity to open a new bubble and Government guidance states that we cannot add more children to existing bubbles, so sadly no additional children have been able to return at this time.

 

We are now looking forward to September when we are hoping to be able to re-open school for every year group.  We are still waiting for Government guidance on how schools will operate from September so we will update you further once we know ourselves.

 

We are also unable to confirm our term dates for 2020/2021 as yet, but again will do so as soon as know.

 

For now, work will continue to be posted on each class page for the children to complete at home, and please do continue to email us the work that they've done or some photos of what they've been getting up to.  Emails should be sent to admin@northwood.bexley.sch.uk

 

With best wishes from all at Northwood