School Closure January 2021

Dear Parents

Following the successful appeal on behalf of Greenwich Council and the other remaining 9 London boroughs (that were excluded from the initial contingency framework), we will now NOT be required to return to school until the 18th January.

Remote learning will begin as of Tuesday 5th January.

The school is required to remain open for children of key workers and those considered vulnerable.   

Key Workers

Parents of children who are requiring a place in school from Tuesday 5th must contact the school by 3.00 p.m. Monday 4th.  The office will need evidence of Key Worker status before a place will be given.

Vulnerable Children

The office staff will be contacting families of children with EHCP plans to gain numbers for our SEN provision

DFE Guidelines: Critical Workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID- 19) response include those who work in health and social care and in other sectors outlined in the following sections:

Health and Social Care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care chain, including producers and distributors and medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and Childcare

This includes:

  • Childcare
  • Support and teaching staff
  • Social workers
  • Specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus response to deliver this approach.

Key Public Services

This includes:

  • Those essential to running of the justice system
  • Religious staff
  • Charities and workers delivering frontline services
  • Those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • Journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and National Government

This only includes:

  • Those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the coronavirus response
  • Or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms- length bodies.

Food and Other Necessary Goods:

This includes those involved in food:

  • Production
  • Processing
  • Distribution
  • Sale and delivery
  • As well as those essential to the provision of other key goods ( for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public Safety and National Security

This includes:

  • Police and Support Staff
  • Ministry of Defence Civilians
  • Fire and Rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • Those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating.

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

  • Staff needed for essential financial services
  • The oil, gas, electricity and water sectors
  • Information technology  and data infrastructure
  • Key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications
  • Postal services and delivery
  • Waste disposal sectors

Vulnerable Children:

  • Are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, child protection plan or who are looked after.
  • Have a EHCP Plan
  • Have been identified as otherwise as vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities:
    • Children receiving support from children’s social care services
    • Those living in temporary accommodation
    • Those who may have difficulty engaging with remote learning

If you have any queries regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the school from Monday 4th January.

Yours sincerely

Mr Small