Southwark News Update

Good morning, everyone.

We have reached the end of a hugely successful finish to the spring term. We have all worked hard to ensure that the children returned to school safely and have settled smoothly to school life after the early spring school closure. I am so proud of all the children and how they have demonstrated such determination to overcome challenges they have faced. We break up from school today and return on Monday, 19th April.

After Easter, we will be gradually shortening the 'drop off' window. As you know, it was temporarily extended in the light of the school re-opening. As of Monday, 19th April, the school gates and classrooms will open from 8:35am until 9:00am. This will be in place for the first week back.

Although we are all taking the first steps on the government's road map, it is still essential that we are adhering to government guidelines to suppress virus transmission. This applies over Easter whilst the children are off school but also throughout the summer term as well. Therefore please ensure that you and your children are aware of the most up-to-date national guidelines and also return to school after Easter still following all of the school safety systems. Thank you.

Click this link for the most up-to-date government guidance:

There are still many outstanding vouchers on the Edenred website. We do not know how long the website will be available for you to download your vouchers so please do this ASAP. If you have any questions, please contact the school office before the end of the day.

Thank you to everyone who follows the one-way system and is patient and courteous whilst leaving the school site at the end of the day. Unfortunately, I have had some reports of some parents and children ignoring the one way system, pushing past others in the one-way system, as well as using foul language. I want to remind you that we expect everyone to behave in a calm, respectful and courteous way whilst on the school site. I ask for your support with this matter.

In addition, if your child is in Year 5 or 6 and is walking home on their own, they need to leave the site immediately, following the school rules. They must follow the one-way system and not push past others on the way to the side gate. Again, they must act in a respectful and courteous manner. I have spoken to all Year 5 and 6 children this morning, reminding them of these expectations. I appreciate that most of our children do demonstrate respectful behaviour and this is always celebrated.

Please can I remind you all about or expectations for school uniform. After Easter, we will be being stricter on uniform expectations now that we have been back at school for a few weeks after the school closures.
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Thank you for your continued support throughout the spring term. I wish you all a restful and happy Easter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school, on time, on Monday, 19th April, ready for a successful summer term ahead.

Mr Skirton