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Riseley C of E Primary School

COVID - 19


UPDATED INFORMATION: Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning!  Hoping you are all safe and well.

We need to reiterate that although school is open to the children of key workers, it must be considered as your 'last resort'. You should keep your children at home wherever possible, only using school during your working hours. If a parent is working from home, your children should also be at home. 

As previously stated, you will all understand that numbers of children in school need to be as low as possible, to protect both the children, the staff, as well as yourselves.  

Furthermore, Nursery provision has very specific staffing ratios which we cannot provide; therefore Nursery children cannot attend.

We would ask that those parents who are requiring their children to come to school ring or email the School Office as soon as they know sessions needed as this allows us to make staffing arrangements accordingly. (01234 708218 or ).

Finally, any children who do attend can now wear play-clothes instead of school uniform.  A pair of wellies might come in handy too!

Thanking you in anticipation of your continued support and understanding in these challenging times.

Stay safe!

UPDATED INFORMATION: Sunday 22nd March 2020

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary has clearly stated that: 

"You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.' 

We are asking that you only send your child to school if you are a critical worker and you have NO other options available for childcare. We need to keep the numbers of children in school as low as possible to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect children and staff.


Previously we said that from Tuesday 24th children would need to be at Ursula Taylor. We are pleased to say that we have managed to find a way to keep Riseley open using a rota system and using a skeleton staff. Children will now NOT need to go to Ursula Taylor. 

I am sorry if this change makes things difficult for families who may have made arrangements since late last week. We feel keeping our children at Riseley is a better option and thanks to the professionalism and support of the senior staff we have been able to achieve this. Thank you for your flexibility.

Mrs King, Ms Guest, Mrs Brown and I will share the collective responsibility for the school during this time. I will be at Riseley whenever possible and also contactable by the team 24/7 in case of concern or if support is needed.

Lunches will continue in the usual way. 

Please send children to school in their uniforms, with a PE kit and coats etc as usual.

Thank you for your support and patience at this challenging and confusing time.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office and we will do our best to support you.

Mrs Morrall. (22.3.2020)