COVID-19 Information and Guidance

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Please find information below about our COVID-19 safety measures since September 2021.

Year Group ‘Bubbles’

In line with the Department for Education’s “Schools COVID-19 operational guidance” document, "bubbles" are no longer required. This means that children are able to mix more freely with children from other year groups, including at break and lunchtimes.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Staggered start and finish times are no longer required in Step 4 and so since September, we have reverted to opening the doors for all children at 8.45am and the window for drop-off will remain open until 9.00am. Any children arriving after 9.00am will be marked as late and will need to enter the building through the main entrance via the school office. Key Stage 1 pick-up is 3.00pm and Key Stage 2 pick-up will be 3.05pm as before. (Reception parents/carers, please refer to your previous letters and information video – Starfish Class drop-off is 8.40am and pick-up is 3.00pm, while Seahorse Class drop-off is 8.50am with pick-up at 3.10pm to avoid congestion at the blue doors in from the Early Years Foundation Stage playground).

Please see the table below for full timings and drop-off and pick-up locations.

Drop-off

Time

Location

Pick-up

Time

Location

Nursery

8.45-9.00am

Nursery side door

Nursery

3.00pm

Nursery side door

YR Starfish

8.40-8.50am

EYFS playground & blue doors

YR Starfish

3.00pm

EYFS playground and blue doors

YR Seahorses

8.50-9.00am

YR Seahorses

3.10pm

Years 1, 2 & 3

8.45-9.00am

KS1 playground & classroom doors

Years 1, 2 & 3

3.00pm

(Y3: 3.05pm)

KS1 playground & classroom doors

Year 4

8.45-9.00am

KS2 playground & KS2 corridor door

Year 4

3.05pm

KS2 playground & KS2 hall door

Year 5

8.45-9.00am

KS2 playground & KS2 corridor door

Year 5

3.05pm

KS2 playground & KS2 corridor door

Year 6

8.45-9.00am

KS2 playground & Y6 door

Year 6

3.05pm

KS2 playground & Y6 door

* Nursery children who attend for half days and have lunchtime drop-offs and pick-ups will still use the Nursery side entrance at the usual times.

Breakfast Club and After School Care

Both Breakfast Club and our Sandcastles and Lighthouse after school care provision continue, operating from the same locations. Extra-curricular clubs are also on offer for children to sign up to each half term.

Lunchtimes

As mentioned, with the bubble system no longer in place, children will be able to come into contact with children from different year groups and therefore we have returned to having all children eat lunch in one of our two halls in the autumn term. Whether a child has a school lunch or a packed lunch from home, they will sit down with each of the children from their year group in the same hall, at the same time to enable them to eat and socialise with their friends.  

Hygiene

Enhanced cleaning, particularly of surfaces and high contact areas, continues during the school day and children and adults continue to wash their hands thoroughly throughout the day.

Ventilation 

We also continue to ensure that there is good airflow throughout the school and wherever practical, windows and external doors are kept open. 

Face Coverings

Adults in school will wear face coverings in communal areas such as corridors.

Isolation

Close contacts of a positive case of COVID-19 no longer necessarily have to self-isolate - please see our COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan Summary below for full details. 

Please see below for some further key information including our whole school Risk Assessment. 

Key Documents:

COVID-19 Risk Assessment - January 2022

What parents and carers need to know - DfE Guidance

COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan Summary

School coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance

Managing COVID-19 in Education and Childcare Settings

Shropshire Guidance

Step 4 Letter

Files to Download

Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Respect'.

"Do to others as you would have them do to you." Matthew 7.12

In school we will be:

Exploring the value of respect.

Encouraging pupils to show respect to everyone.

Exploring ways in which we can show respect as one of our School core Christian values.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.

Contact the School

Meole Brace Primary School

Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
SY3 9HG

Tel: 01743 351027
admin@meolebrace-pri.shropshire.sch.uk