Warden Park Primary Academy, New England Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3JR

01444 451264

Warden Park Primary

'Reach for the Stars'

Update 11 - 10th June

 

Parent and Carers of children in Y2, 3, 4 and 5

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In line with DfE guidelines, our school is currently open to children from Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y6, as well as children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils.  These children are being taught in small groups, known as bubbles, by two adults.  Adherence to these guidelines means that all 15 of our classrooms are currently occupied.  We have no additional classroom or staff capacity to admit further children.

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Following the Government’s announcement yesterday that primary schools will not welcome all primary children back for a full month before the summer, we can confirm that Warden Park Primary Academy will remain closed to children in Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the remainder of this school year.  The Secretary of State has said that the government is working to bring all children back to school in September.

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We understand that this is likely to be disappointing news for lots of families.  Many children have been unable to attend school for more than 10 weeks and we do not underestimate the challenges this will be presenting.  We also acknowledge that maintaining enthusiasm for learning at home may be hard for some children and teachers will continue to do everything they can to provide exciting learning opportunities and feedback to all.

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As we approach the end of the Summer term, thoughts will turn to a new academic year, class and teacher/teaching assistant.  Please be reassured that we are currently in the process of planning how, despite these strange times we find ourselves in, we can ensure a smooth transition for all children.  This process will look different to previous years. However, we are confident that it will be an effective one which will include some of the activities that the children are used to experiencing in preparing for the move to a new class, albeit this may be virtual or in a different format.  We are also considering whether it will be possible for pupils in Y2, 3, 4 and 5 to experience some time with their current teacher before moving on to their next teacher. 

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If you need to contact us for any reason, please email us at office@wardenparkprimary.co.uk or call 01444 451264.

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Despite not all being in school, all families are very much in our hearts and minds and we send you our best wishes.

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Mr Davis

Headteacher