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School Opening Information 2021


Dear Parents


Following the government announcement, school will be closed from tomorrow.


Pupils with parents who are key workers will be able to attend school.


For tomorrow, we will use the allocated places made available in March 2020 to May 2020 only. Children who joined us in school in June 2020 due to Reception and Y1 classes returning to school will not be included in the initial allocations.


Children should arrive in the usual way through St. Gile's entrance at their current staggered time and be collected in the same way until further notice.


If your child is in Reception class, we do not currently hold information about your key worker status. If your child is in Reception class and you are a key worker, your child may come to school tomorrow.


I sincerely apologise for the late notice. However, we will do everything possible to communicate changes for this week. Detailed confirmation regarding places and arrangements will be sent to all parents tomorrow.


If your child is remaining at home, they are to complete work available on our school website. Class teachers will be in contact shortly to arrange live online lessons for classes.


Best wishes, stay safe

Miss McDonald


Notes for School Attendance


It is important to note, children will not be able to maintain strict social distancing in class. Measures have been taken to reduce contact as much as possible, but consistent distancing is not possible due to classroom size and numbers of children. Other measures advised by the Government and Local Authority have been combined with reduced contact to provide reduced risk.


We will continually review our procedures, risk assessment and practise during this time to ensure the health and safety of our school community. We have reviewed requests received from the parent community regarding measures too. In line with this, we are reminding parents about social distancing requirements and requesting where possible adults wear masks when entering the school site.


May I take this opportunity to remind you of the following:

  • Only arrive at school within your scheduled time slot (these will be reviewed over the next few days)
  • Remain socially distanced while waiting for your child to enter school (1m marker lines have been extended along the pathway at St. Giles Road in both directions to assist you in keeping to distancing requirements)
  • Adults entering the school site must wear a face mask unless exempt
  • Once your child has entered school, immediately leave the area to provide effective social distancing for everyone - DO NOT gather or wait around to talk to other parents
  • If your child wears a mask to arrive at school, you must provide them with a plastic zip lock bag to store it in throughout the day


If your child is entitled to a Free School Meal and your child is self-isolating, school can provide a lunch pack for the time absent from school. If you would like to make use of this service, please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange this for you. Please note, this does not apply to Universal Infant Free School Meals. 


If you have any queries, concerns or need further advice please contact the school office 0121 464 4459.


EYFS - Ms Worrall

Y1 - Mrs Flaherty

Y2 - Ms Ryan

Y3 - Miss Murrell

Y4 - Mr O'Shea

Y5 - Mrs Rew/Ms Green

Y6 - Miss Cahill/Ms Ruffinato

Welcome EYFS!


We are delighted that you and your child are joining Our Lady's Catholic Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it is with great pleasure we welcome you and your family to our school community. 


We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September and assure you that we will write to you in the coming weeks with further details about your child's induction.


Please contact the school office on 0121 464 4459 or email with any queries and our team will be happy to answer your questions.


We look forward to meeting you in the near future and we hope that we shall have a very happy and successful relationship with you and your child. 

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