Letter to Parents Regarding School Re-Opening

14th May 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find attached a letter that we have been asked to send you regarding the possible wider-reopening of schools from the 1st June.

Please note that this is not an endorsement by the school of the government’s plans or policy.  The Department for Education has not yet looked at the scientific evidence about the safety of schools opening as it is agreed that social distancing cannot be achieved in a school setting.  We are therefore awaiting further guidance to support us in putting in the necessary precautions to keep children and staff safe should we open to more pupils.

Opening will be limited to safe group sizes and be dependent on available staff.

The government have stated that it is parental choice whether to take up this place and is not compulsory therefore to help us plan please indicate, as requested by the letter, as soon as possible, by EMAILING FAO Mrs Furber at ststephens@andaras.org  your current intentions.

Many thanks for your continues support

Maura Furber