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Information about Coronavirus

If you, your child, or any member of your household shows any symptoms of coronavirus please do not come to school but follow government guidelines about self-isolating.


If your child is coming back into school you may have some questions...


Does my child have to wear school uniform?

Ideally yes - but we accept they may have grown out of clothes whilst off. If this is the case please just send them in plain joggers/shorts and a plain T shirt. Please wear trainers or comfortable shoes.


Does my child need PE kit?

No, we're not getting changed for PE


Do I have to bring a packed lunch? What about a water bottle?

It's up to you. Meals are still being provided, but you can bring a packed lunch in a washable lunch box. Please send your child's water bottle in - we'll refill it if they run out.


What time should we arrive?

We will be operating staggered start and finish times to minimise the number of people trying to access the school site at any one time. It is therefore important that you arrive on time to minimise the risk of different groups of children mixing. The details for your child(ren) will be given to you separately. Check with us if you're not sure.


Who can bring my child to school?

Only one adult should bring your child to school and we will not be allowing parents into the school building without making an appointment by telephone or email. Please adhere to social distancing whilst bringing and collecting your child.  


What will a typical day look like?

The children will, on the whole, be working with children from their own year group, but not necessarily from their own class.


The different groups of children will be kept separate during the day. They will have their own group base and their own outside area to play in.


Wherever possible they will have a small group of adults they will be working with.


Within their group base the children will have their own work table, stationery pack etc.


We will be keeping them as socially distant as possible, with gentle reminders, but no-one will be in trouble if they forget.


We are not working as a childcare hub and we will be teaching some lessons alongside outdoor activities and well-being sessions.


If you have any other questions please just call us.


Letter to parents bringing children back in

Letter to parents about school reopening 11 June

Letter to parents about school reopening

Letter from Carlisle School's Partnership group

Please see the above letter for more information. More specific communication regarding our arrangements as a school will follow in the coming days. We are working hard to ensure that we can communicate these as quickly and clearly as possible. Thank you for your continued support.

Letter to parents from John Readman & Dan Barton - local authority

Communications will follow about how we will be tailoring the arrangements mentioned in the letter with safety as the most important factor.

Letter from Dan Barton - local authority

Parent Pack - how to support your child's wellbeing

We are committed to support our key workers and have been working with Carlisle Schools' Partnership to set up a childcare hub that will be sustainable.


The hub for our school will be based at Robert Ferguson Primary School. Our school closed on Friday 27th March and staff are volunteering at the hub instead.


For a place you can email our school at secretary@newinf.cumbria.sch.uk or the hub directly hub@rferguson.org 


The hub is open from 8.15am to 4pm, although you can drop off and collect between these times. Please don't just turn up at the hub. There is an online booking system and you need to book a place for each session you need. Thank you. 


Please see the letter below.

Following the announcement from the PM school will be closed from Friday 20th March until further notice but will be open week commencing 23rd March for the children of key workers. Please see letter above.


The Government has today announced who is considered a key worker. Please use this link to check if this applies to you.


Cumbria LA are collating information about key workers using this link


We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and are taking advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England.


Further advice from DfE is available here


The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)


Letter to parents 16 March 2020