Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you are well and are looking forward to the nice weather that we have been promised.

Over the past week, we have been busy looking at plans for September. We are meeting with our Governors on Monday to discuss our plans and I hope to get more information out to you on Tuesday, with regards to the ins and outs of what school will look in September. It’s been a real challenge to organise the plans and whilst writing them, we have had 3 main drivers in mind, in this particular order:

1) Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all pupils and staff;

2) Ensure that the logistics of the bubbles and other precautions are followed;

3) Ensure a balanced and broad academic curriculum.

What I can share with you at this time is some changes to dates for September:

Tuesday 1st September – INSET Day (STAFF ONLY IN SCHOOL)

Wednesday 2nd September – Year 5 ONLY IN SCHOOL

Thursday 3rd September – Year 5 ONLY IN SCHOOL

Friday 4th September – Year 5 ONLY IN SCHOOL

Monday 7th September – Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 return to school. All year groups in school from Monday 7th September.

We will only have Year 5 in for the first 3 days of term as we have not had any physical transition in school for these pupils, unlike previous years, and we need to devote time to them to ensure that they are settled appropriately into life at Bede’s. I do hope that all parents understand this decision.

I will update you all next week with further plans with regards to staggered starts that we need to implement.

Enjoy the weekend!

Take care, stay safe and God bless.


Luke Payton

Head of School

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