High Beeches Primary School

  1. Phased Reopening after Coronavirus Closure

Returning to School After the Coronavirus Closure

Following the successful return to school of all year groups in half-class-sized bubbles, part-time during the second half of the Summer term 2020, we have been able to welcome all year groups back to school full-time since September.

This followed the publication of the government's long-awaited guidance for the full re-opening of schools at the beginning of July.  Although, the guidance stipulates that schools must continue to operate protective bubbles to minimise the number of contacts each pupil and member of staff has in school, alongside the majority of the existing protective measures (about which more details can be found in the useful documents section, right), it does endorse a return to full classes of 30.   This means that we have been able to accommodate the children in school full-time and, although we are expected to keep the movement of adults around the school site to a minimum, we have also been able to operate a full timetable including the use of subject specialist staff, such as for music and PE/games. 

We are still required to operate a staggered day, in order to minimise contact between pupils in different bubbles.  At the present time, we are unsure for how long these arrangements will be in place and will update parents as regularly as possible in line with government and local authority advice and taking account of the prevalence of Coronavirus in the local or wider community. 

In the meantime, details about the start and finish times of our staggered school day can be sign right.

Parents are requested to download and read the Expectations for Parents and Pupils and relevant Yeargroup Rules documents and to discuss these with their child/children, before the school fully re-opens on 3 September 2020

Links to Tapestry, our online learning journal for children in Recpetion, and Seesaw, our remote learning platform for those in Years 1 to 6, as well as to other online learning materials are available below.

Staggered Start and Finish to the School Day from September 2020

Year Group



Year 6



Year 5



Year 4



Year 3



Year 2



Year 1