Following the government’s decision late yesterday afternoon, Cliftonville Primary School will be closing from the end of Friday, 20th March for the vast majority of pupils. This includes Breakfast Club and our Extended Day provision.
Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is a very special community and I am so proud of how we have responded so far to this very challenging and ever changing situation. As we move into this next phase, we must continue to work together as one large community.
Where possible, the school will remain open for Children of keyworkers i.e. NHS Health Workers, Emergency Services (fire, police officers ambulance), Delivery drivers for supplies, Social Care workers including those caring for vulnerable and elderly people, school staff who are actively working in schools. Could you please advise us as soon as possible, if you are a keyworker in our community and wish your child to still attend school. The school will, where possible, stay open to pupils with EHCP’s and pupils linked to a Social Worker.
We have tried to keep our community up to date with the progress of this very challenging situation and I would like to thank all parents, staff and children for their commitment and support for the school.
From Friday and until further notice the following will apply:
As stated in previous communications, there is a section on the website under the parents section called ‘Home Learning’ with activities for each year group and also general activities for Maths & English. If you do not have internet access, please collect a copy from the school office. To avoid printing sheets a dark green exercise book will be sent home for work to be completed in. Please return the exercise book to school when school re-opens. There will be additional resources added to the website so please keep your eye on these. Please also use any other online learning opportunities e.g. My Maths etc.
It is vital that we ensure that all our children continue to be supported. Our Parent Support Advisors will still be in contact with some of our families and our work with a variety of external partners will continue.
We continue to follow the DfE advice and the latest information regarding self-isolation can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#what-to-do-if-you-have-symptoms
Finally, I would just like to thank all parents and staff for your continued support for Cliftonville Primary School. I will keep you informed over the closure period of any updates or changes and I wish you all very good health during the coming weeks.