Belmore Primary Academy

Update on full school reopening from 8 March

25 February 2021 - click here for more information

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope this finds you well.

I just wanted to give you a quick update on recent announcements and what they mean for Belmore. Following the Government update on Monday I can confirm that, in line with the guidance, we will be fully reopening on Monday 8 March. This will be for all children in all year groups. We will not be staggering the reopening as we did last Summer. Children have missed a lot of education and we, like you, are very keen to get them back to school.

I would like to pass on my thanks to all of you for the incredible job you have done to support your children’s learning throughout the latest lockdown. I know it has not always been easy. I know staff at Belmore have worked hard to deliver more meaningful home learning than was possible last time and I know, from the recent parent survey, how appreciative you have been of the efforts all staff have gone to.

I will be in touch early next week with more information about school day times and other arrangements for the reopening. We are not planning on making many changes to how it was working last term but I will confirm the details in my next update. Although the situation is improving the virus still presents a challenge to all of us and I am determined that we do everything we can to prevent having to send children home because of positive cases. We did well to avoid much disruption last term and I am sure that we can together keep this going when we reopen.

Please be advised that we will need to close the school on Friday 5 March in order to organise a deep clean and generally get the school ready for reopening. This means that we will not be able to have the children of key worker parents and vulnerable children in on that day.

I will be in touch again next week.

Take care

Paul Bateman