As you may be aware, the criteria for what constitutes a critical worker is being changed by the government. This is an attempt to try and give the economy of the country a boost.
As a result of this, some families may now be eligible for critical worker school places who were not previously. That being said, at this current time, the criteria has still not been updated. The government have said they will review this by 01/06/20.
Please find the link to this document below:
Therefore, we have decided to send the registration survey for ALL critical worker places out today and then extend the deadline for completion of this survey until midday 02/06/20. This will allow families who are eligible under the current criteria, plus those who become eligible under the new criteria, to register for places.
Please be aware that there are a limited number of places and only children registered using this survey will be offered a place if there is space available. If you miss the completion deadline, your child will not gain a place at school.
We are sure you can appreciate that this is a very difficult situation to manage at the moment as there have been numerous changes to these criteria.
Therefore, even if you have previously registered for a critical worker place, you will need to fill in this survey (although if your child currently attends school we will provisionally reserve a place for them).
After registering you will need to provide the school with evidence of your critical worker role otherwise your place may be given to someone who can supply this evidence. If you have previously supplied this evidence of your status to the school, you will not be required to do this again.
Please register for a place using the link below:
From 01/06/20 critical worker provision will be housed in the Y4 classrooms and drop-off and collection will be from these classrooms via the main playground. The timings of the school day will be 08:45 - 14:45 (Mon - Thurs) and 08:45 - 12:30 (Fri).
Please also be aware that if your child is classed as a critical worker child, but is also from Reception, Y1 or Y6, they may be placed into a bubble within their year group. This will be dependent on the number of children who return to school.
This is a hugely complicated and changeable situation in terms of COVID-19 and schools and we truly appreciate your patience and support. If you have any questions, please refer to the frequently asked questions document sent to you yesterday (28/05/20).
Please remember, even if you have previously registered for a critical worker place, you need to fill in the survey above and register again.
Andy Powell - Deputy Headteacher