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Jan 2021 School closure- Communications

Dear Parents and Carers, 

You will have heard that this evening during the Prime Minister’s address that the decision has been made to close schools from tomorrow until the February Half Term for all but children of critical workers and vulnerable children.  The key message is that children should stay at home wherever possible. 

We have little information available to provide you with further details apart from that published on the gov.uk website. We anticipate further details will follow tomorrow which we can communicate to you.

Attached below, is a joint letter from the leadership of Mercian Educational Trust, with further information about which critical worker children are able to come into school. Please can we ask that children meeting these criteria are only sent to school if absolutely necessary to allow our teachers and leaders an opportunity to plan and adjust to the PMs announcement.  We will be distributing an online form tomorrow to parents for them to notify us if they intend on using the critical worker and vulnerable children provision until February, tomorrow.

Tomorrow, teachers will put together a remote learning plan for children, to begin Wednesday 6th January.   In the meantime, to continue to your child’s education tomorrow, please encourage your child to undertake the following activities: 

  • Reading 
  • Time tables/ Times Tables Rockstars 
  • Cooking or baking together 
  • Play a board game 

Timings for vulnerable children and children of critical workers who need to come into school tomorrow, are as follows:

Year group

Morning drop-off

Afternoon collection

Nursery and pre-school

Normal timings




Key Stage 1 (Y1-2)



Key Stage 2 (Y3-6)




Wraparound care (before and after school) continues for critical worker and vulnerable children from tomorrow.

Please be aware, managed by WCC, we have been informed that our school crossing patrol will not be in action until further notice. Please take care.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Malvern Vale children should attend the Malvern Vale site as we are going to try to mantain the bubbles on the separate sites.

Once again our school and its communities find ourselves in challenging circumstances. By cooperation, compassion and consideration for others, we will navigate our way through these troubled times and keep each other safe and protected.

Yours sincerely


Chris Hansen

Executive Headteacher

Somers Park Primary School