Clarborough Primary School

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Returning to School

Please have a look through our return to school handbook.
 This has been updated for our re-opening on 8th March 2021
1. School opening times

From Monday 8th March, all children will be able to attend school every day. We expect that all children will return to school as attendance is mandatory again from this time.

2. Uniform

Your child should come to school in uniform. Uniform is as follows:

  • Grey trousers, skirts or dresses
  • Navy blue sweatshirt, jumper, slip over or cardigan
  • White ‘polo’ type shirt, shirt or blouse
  • light blue and white checked summer dress
  • ‘Sensible’ plain black shoes or boots, (no heeled shoes, slip on shoes or trainers), that your child can run & play in comfortably and safely
  • On Mondays and Friday when children will be participating in PE sessions, they should come to school in their PE kit. (This is only for pupils in Year 1 to 6)
  • #TeamClarborough house t-shirt or plain white t-shirt
  • Navy blue hooded sweatshirt or cardigan and navy tracksuit bottoms, plain navy blue shorts or leggings
  • Black, navy or white training shoes or plimsolls

Children in Nursery and FS2 can come into school on Mondays and Fridays in suitable PE clothing.

3. What should my child bring with them?

Your child can bring their book bag or school bag containing:

  • a water bottle
  • pencil case with stationery for their own use (from Y1 onwards)
  • packed lunch (if you do not want your child to have a school lunch) from FS2 onwards
  • reading book and planner from FS2 onwards.
4. Dropping off and picking up your child

Drop off:

This will continue as it did in September. Each class has an allocated entrance and collection point that should be used every day. The entrances have been marked with waiting points for children so that teachers can direct them to a waiting point before accompanying them into the building. Please try to send children to school with only one adult for drop off and pick up at the allocated time and wear a mask. You should only bring siblings if you have no other alternative. If you have to bring siblings, they need to stay close to you and adhere to

the social distancing measures. Once your child is at an allocated waiting point, parents should leave so that social distancing guidance can be followed. As before, if you have more than one child attending school they should all arrive at the earliest time. Pupils will wait in the hall until their lessons begin.

Children should be dropped off and picked up from the following points:

  • Nursery Arrive at school via the main gate at 8:55 am
  • FS2 Arrive at school via the main gate at 9.05am
  • Y1 Arrive at school via the main gate at 8:45 am
  • Y2 Arrive at school via the village hall gate at 9:15 am
  • Y3 Arrive at school via the main gate at 9:15 am
  • Y4 Arrive at school via the village hall gate at 9.05am
  • Y5 Arrive at school via the village hall gate at 8:45 am
  • Y6 Arrive at school via the village hall gate at 8:55 am

Pick up: The same guidelines apply for drop off. Parents and carers should wear a mask and wait at the allocated pick up point following social distancing guidance.

  • Nursery Collected via the main gate at 12:00 pm (or 3:30 pm for 30-hrs care)
  • FS2 Collected via the main gate at 3:20 pm
  • Y1 Collected via the main gate at 3:00 pm
  • Y2 Collected via the village hall gate at 3:30 pm
  • Y3 Collected via the main gate at 3:30 pm
  • Y4 Collected via the village hall gate at 3:20 pm
  • Y5 Collected via the village hall gate at 3:00 pm
  • Y6 Collected via the village hall gate at 3:10 pm

If you need to collect more than one child, please meet them at the latest pick up time as you did last term.

5. Class organisation

Children can only be taught in a class ‘bubble’. They will be kept apart from other class groups where possible, including at play times and lunchtimes. Classes will have allocated spaces to play outside to minimise interaction with other groups of children.

The classes are organised as follows:

  • Nursery: Mrs Dean and Mrs Johnson
  • 30-hours childcare: Mrs Gulsever and Mrs Stocks
  • FS2: Mrs Turton and Miss Orwin
  • Y1: Mrs Williams and Miss Marshall with Mrs Waring
  • Y2: Miss Green
  • Y3: Mrs Holmes and Mrs Brown
  • Y4: Mrs Garton and Miss Marshall
  • Y5: Miss Mayhew and Mrs Beswarick
  • Y6: Mr Potter

Children will have allocated spaces to work in class and sharing of resources will be limited.

6. Moving around school

Children will not mix between their class ‘bubbles’. If they are required to move around school, they will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Corridors have been divided with tape and have arrows drawn on them to show them which side children should be walking on when walking in each direction.

7. Behaviour in and around school

In class, children will be made clear of the expectations for behaviour and learning that will help to keep everyone as safe as possible. These expectations link clearly to our behaviour policy which is available on our website (under policies and procedures)

8. Toilets

Each class ‘bubble’ will be allocated their own toilet to use, they will not be allowed to use any other toilets in school. These will be cleaned throughout the day.

9. Break time

Children will have to stay within their class ‘bubble’ during break time. They will have an allocated outside space and equipment that they will use and break time will be staggered, to ensure that there is enough playground space for the children to play freely.

10. Lunch time

As with break time, children will have to stay within their class ‘bubble’ during lunch time. School dinners are available. These should be ordered in advance as before lockdown via ParentMail and are £2.30 for pupils who pay for their meals. Lunches on Parentmail will be opened up later this week. A Parentmail will go out when they are available to book. Children in FS2, Year 1 and 2 will receive their meals as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme. Please remember, these lunches still need to be booked in.

Our school menu will be uploaded onto our school website. We will send a Parentmail out when this has been uploaded and you will be able to see which meals will be available on each day.

Alternatively you are welcome to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch each day. If you have missed the shut off date for ordering a lunch and would like school to provide one, please contact school by phone or by emailing

30hrs Nursery children will be required to pay £4 for their lunch and afternoon snack on each day that their child attends (if they have a 30hrs code). 30hrs children without a qualifying code will be required to pay £20 for the afternoon care provision. Both are payable via ParentMail.

11. Wraparound care, clubs and music lessons

During the Spring Term, there will be no after-school clubs or face-to-face music lessons to reduce the number of visitors to the school site. Children who have continued to access their virtual music lessons during lockdown will have the opportunity do so during school hours.

Breakfast club will continue to be offered from 7:45am but there WILL NOT be any after-school childcare provision. Breakfast Club activities will be set at tables and in spaces so children can be distanced from those not in their year group bubble as much as possible. Children should arrive at the main entrance. You should use the intercom buzzer to let someone know that you are dropping off your child so that you do not need to come onto the school site.

Charges for breakfast club remain as they were before lockdown and can be paid for via ParentMail.

Breakfast club 7.45am – 8.50am £3.00

8.30am – 8.50am £1.20

Please ensure that your child’s space is booked in BEFORE they are required via ParentMail. Parentmail will be opened up later this week. A Parentmail will go out when they are available to book. In exceptional circumstances places may be available if you contact Mrs Hardie at Please note that if you have not booked a place then we may not be able to provide care for your child due to pupil: staff ratios.