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Lockdown November 2020

It has been great to welcome the children back to school after the half term break. I know you will be aware that England is going into a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, but schools will remain open. I am sure this might leave you feeling anxious about your child’s safety. We have always worked as a family at Harehills Primary School and we will continue to do so to minimise the risks of contracting Covid-19 for your child, our staff and you.

Safety at school

Your child will remain in a class bubble and this includes break times and lunchtimes. This helps us to trace contacts in the event of a positive case of Covid-19. If this happens we will send home a learning folder for your child and this will include a suggested timetable and information about how your child’s teacher will contact you and your child while they are away from school.

We have our own ‘Calling all Heroes’ Harehills Primary song complete with actions to help remind our children how to keep themselves and others safe. Measures include:

  • Regular hand washing/hand sanitising.
  • Social distancing where appropriate. (Year 3 – 6 classes are in forward facing rows)
  • One ways systems in corridors and staircases
  • Extra ventilation by keeping internal doors open and opening windows and fire doors (this will be balanced by heating as the weather gets colder)
  • A ‘catch it, bin it. kill it’ approach to tissues
  • Our school website has a Coronavirus page (under the families tab) with lots of key information to help you. You can find out more about everything we are doing in school by checking out our Coronavirus Risk Assessment on the Ethos, Aims and Policies page.

Arrangements for start and finish times will remain the same as before the holidays except for Bexley 1, 2 and 3 who will finish at the later time of 2.55pm. I know you will support us by maintaining social distancing outside of school and by wearing a face covering within school grounds. It is important that we limit to only one member of your family dropping off/collecting a child.

Please do contact our school office if you have any questions about what is happening in school or send an email to

Make sure we have your up to date phone number and email address to enable us to contact you quickly if needed.

Thanks you for your support, which really does make a difference and helps us to keep your child learning, laughing and loving.

Yours sincerely

J. Summerfield