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School Place Allocation Update

Dear Parents and Carers,


We have received extremely high numbers of requests for the limited number of places available and, as we draft this message to you, more are coming in. Each case needs to be carefully considered along with the number of children that we can manage safely within our setting. The deadline to submit your Parent Survey is by 9am tomorrow 6th January.


Therefore, I am unable to confirm with you this evening if your child has been allocated a school place for the lockdown period. I realise this may be disappointing news but I had not anticipated the enormity of this task. I am once again calling for your patience, compassion and understanding for the incredibly challenging situation that we all find ourselves in. We are also waiting to receive further Government guidelines that we will have to adhere to.


I am asking that if you are at all able to keep your child at home this week, please do so, unless you fall into either of these categories:

  • You are a Covid-19 critical worker and have NO OTHER childcare provision available.
  • Your child falls within the vulnerable pupil category (e.g. is in receipt of an EHCP; has an assigned social worker, is a young carer, etc.)


As school leaders, we will do our utmost to allocate places as quickly as possible but do not want to rush this decision. You will receive notification of our final decision by Friday afternoon at the latest.


Furthermore, your email requests have not been ignored, but due to the volume we have received and the complexity of this situation, we cannot answer each communication individually at this time.


As promised, there is a video for your children to watch on the website blogs and Microsoft Teams, and remote learning will be available on Teams/Tapestry tomorrow morning.  Please find below guides to support you with accessing remote learning.




Kind regards,

Emma Slaven


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