School Closure – Partial Opening

In accordance with our national strategy to mitigate the impact of COVID19, school will be closed until further notice. We will, however, remain open for the following pupils:

• Pupils who have a parent/carer who is a ‘key worker’
• Pupils with an Education Health-Care Plan (EHCP)
• Pupils who are being supported by Social Care, or who have been identified as ‘vulnerable’ by the school.

It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

For further information, including what constitutes a Key Worker, please see this guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers#critical-workers

School will be open for these pupils Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 3.00pm.

Pupils will not be expected to wear school uniform, but are requested to wear suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities. Please note that this provision is not a continuation of education, but allows for essential childcare only.

If your child is eligible for our provision, and you would like them to attend, please ensure you have completed the ‘contingency’ survey on our website.

School Transport

The school and local authority are currently unable to provide transport to / from school. (Please refer to LCC transport letter). Please keep checking our website regularly for updates. Parents/carers will be responsible for picking up and dropping off their children at the stated times.

Please note that during this period, the school phone lines will not be answered or monitored. If your child is in school, they will be permitted to carry their mobile phones with them. If you have a general query, please email this to: enquiries@swracademy.org and school staff will endeavour to answer this as soon as possible.