Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School


Returning to School

When & How will school reopen?


Our school will reopen on Wednesday 2nd September for Years 2, 4 and 6 followed by Years 1, 3 and 5 on Tuesday 8th September.


Our new reception class will begin their transition into school from Monday 7th September.


Following Government advice we will need to stagger the start and end of school to ensure everyone is safe - however we are also mindful of supporting our families in getting back to ‘normal’ so we will outline our plans and will review these during September.


On arrival all children will be directed to the nearest wash basin and hand sanitiser. We do need to reduce the amount of people on the school site at the start and end of the school day so we are suggesting the following:


Arrival Bus Children: 8.35 a.m. into hall and come into class at 8.45 a.m.

Breakfast Club Children: 8.45 a.m. into class


All entrances into classrooms open at 8.40 a.m. - 8.50 a.m. to allow for children to arrive in a calm way and avoid groups of children/families waiting outside.


Departure Maple and Little Acorns: 3.10 p.m.—3.15 p.m.

Cherry and Oak: 3.15 p.m.


We appreciate that many of our pupils will need support at the start of term when they arrive. It is our aim that with a staggered start to term and year groups starting on different days most pupils will have settled into our revised routines quickly.

A staggered start and end of the school day will also help with the flow of traffic on and off the school site. To help we suggest that parents limit the time they wait on the school site – we will not let any of the children leave without your permission.


However if you need to collect earlier or later due to siblings in other year groups please let us know -we are here to help!