Wellesley Primary School is working closely with the Local Authority (LA) to implement Government guidelines for educational settings.

We will continue to keep you up to-date via ParentMail of any changes to guidelines.
Keeping children safe in school

Children work in class pods of no more than 30.  Classes do not mix.
Staggered entry, breaks and lunchtime.
Good ventilation throughout the school building.
Regular handwashing throughout the school.
Children have their own working space and own set of resouces.  Shared resouces are cleaned regularly.
Children remain at desks - very little movement around the class.  Following advice from the LA, grouped tables can now be used for more effective teaching.
Limited movement around school, other than to go to the toilet, cloakroom or to a group room (supervised).
Staff members to monitor and regularly clean touch points in corridors and toilets.
Any child complaining of illness/showing symptoms will be isolated straight away.
Extra cleaning by our cleaning staff after school.
Visitors to school will be kept to a minimum and they will be asked to wear a mask where appropriate and sanitise hands on arrival.
School maintenance providers will visit the school out of hours where possible.
Children with underlying health issues

All parents with vulnerable children have been consulted before the return to school. Staff are aware of more vulnerable children in their class and to be vigilant with them re social distancing, hygiene etc. 


If your child is displaying any symptoms, please do not send them into school; siblings should also be kept at home.  The symptoms include cough, high temperature, loss of smell or taste.  If you are unsure, please call us to discuss what to do.

If any child shows symptoms during the school day we will ask you to collect them straightaway from school.  They will be kept in isolation until collected and should be isolated at home for 10 days after this, following the latest Government guidance.

If any member of your household become unwell with coronavirus symptoms, you must immediately contact school and arrange collection of your child.  You should then follow the latest Government guidance on self-isolation and testing.

Parents Covid Guide
Wraparound Care

Breakfast Club

Parents must book in advance so that numbers are known.  Children are kept in their class groups in different areas of the hall. Children must sanitise their hands on entry, before eating and at the end of the session. Each class group has specific equipment such as pens and paper, games and puzzles appropriate to their age-range. Other equipment will be used on a rota basis and either cleaned between each groups usage or left for 72 hours.  Tables and chairs to be cleaned at the end of each session. 

Breakfast wil be provided and brought to them at their table.

After School Clubs

We use two after school clubs - Barnwood Buddies and Wild About Play.  They have both sent through their own risk assessments.  Both clubs intend to keep children in school bubbles with one member of staff and where possible this will be with a member of staff who also works at Wellesley.

School Meals

We are providing children with school meals.  They have the option of a hot meal or a choice of sandwiches.  The food is delivered to the classrooms.  Free school meals continue to be offered and during school closure the provision of a packed lunch is still provided.
Drop off and Pick up Times


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What you can do to help

Children to wear clean uniform everyday; ideally fresh on every day. Provide an extra jumper, fleece or sweatshirt as the school will be cooler due to the ventilation. 
Children to wear clothes they can manage independently.
Children to wear PE kit into school on designated PE days so no need to change.
Do not send your child to school if they are showing symptoms or if any family members are showing symptoms.
Please stick closely to your set times for drop and pick up to avoid congestion.
Please wear a mask on site and follow social distancing rules whilst waiting and follow the one-way system.
Water fountains are not available so please ensure your child has a water bottle.
Children need to bring in their own tuck for breaktime.
Communicate with school via email or phone. 
Sign up for SIMS Pay so that staff do not need to handle any cash.
Contigency Plan

Home learning packs have been sent home for use during a school closure.

Remote Learning - Google Classroom has been set up for all pupils from Y1-Y6.  By now you should have received your child's login details and a guide on how to access Google Classroom

Children in EYFS will have work set on Tapestry.

We intend to set weekly homework on Google Clasroom from now on in order for children to get use to using the platform.  It will enable school work to be set if there is another lockdown or closure of a bubble.