Dear Parents & Carers,                                                                                                                                    24th April, 2023

Happy Easter! Although we have hardly been back after the Easter Break, I need to inform you about the coming possible industrial action, which will impact upon the majority of our parents and families. On a happier note, looking forward to the Coronation of King Charles III, we will mark the occasion with a small celebration next Friday, but will look forward to a Coronation Picnic later in the Summer Term.

Preparation for Industrial action: Thursday 27th April & Tuesday 2nd May

I expect our school to be affected by the planned industrial action by members of the NEU, and so once again I am asking parents to be prepared for disruption. It will probably be a very similar pattern to last time. Therefore, I anticipate on Thursday and Tuesday, the following arrangements:

  • Daycare and Nursery will be unaffected
  • Year 1 and Year 6 will be unaffected
  • Reception, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 will have attendance restricted to children eligible for Free School Meals and children of key workers (namely those working in NHS, public services and transport). We will expect all eligible children, including those of key workers, listed last time. Parents only need to contact, if they think their children may be eligible to attend but did not confirm a place last time.

I will confirm the final arrangements on Wednesday 26th April but let’s hope this may be the last disruption.

Yours sincerely,

John Hardy

Head Teacher