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Public Health England Information regarding Covid 19

Urgent Information Regarding School Opening Status

Important information below regarding Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 return to school

School Statement 3rd April 2020


Urgent Update for FSM Parent/Carers - In order to receive the WCC Welfare Scheme money you must call on the numbers below, we have been advised that payment will now only be made to those parents who contact the them directly.

School Statement 24/03/2020 - 

Message for Free School Parents


Message from:-   Warwickshire's Welfare Scheme Details.


If children are registered for Free School Meals parents/carers can apply for assistance to buy food whilst they are not at school.  This will be through a £30 voucher per child that they will receive via text/SMS to their mobile and can be exchanged for cash at any Paypoint outlet.  We are currently offering six weeks of support as we do not know how long schools will be closed for.

From Monday 23rd March 2020, our Local Welfare Scheme Team will be happy to help and parents/carers can apply using either of these methods:


The Canons will send off details to the the email below, but please feel free to also contact them to check they have your details.


o            calling on 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182. You will be asked for each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number

o            emailing us at  You will need to include each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number


Please be patient when calling us as we are anticipating a high volume of enquiries.  We can confirm that you can contact us at anytime during the six weeks and you will still be eligible for the full amount.

Critical Worker

School Statement 20.03.2020  16:30pm

Letters have been emailed to parents/carers who have requested a place under the strict Government guidelines for key workers.  Thank you for you co-operation and patience during this particularly busy time, we are working to ensure parents/carers are contacted and kept up to date.

School Statement  20.03.2020   11:14pm


Children in receipt of a Free School Meal (not universal infant free school meal), are entitled to collect a meal from school between 12:00-1:00pm each, if they are not attending school.  Food must  be ordered by email by 10:00am on the day. We will text those parents by 8:00am each day advising of the menu.  To avoid waste we will only prepare meals that have been ordered.  If you are not sure if you are in receipt of a Free School Meal please contact the school office.  


School Statement  20.03.2020   11:14 pm


Please find below the comprehensive list of Key Workers, from the DfE:


If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

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 supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and 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 COVID-19 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, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), 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, including those overseas.


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.


School Statement  19.03.2020   15.15 pm


We have had a number of calls from parents enquiring whether they fall into the 'keyworker' category.  We still have yet to receive a definitive list but we do expect this to include


NHS Staff

School Staff

Social Care Staff

Emergency Services Staff (Police, Fire, etc)

Ministry of Defence Personnel

Food/medical delivery Staff


This list may be amended one further information is received.


If you feel that you are a 'keyworker' and would be taking up a place for your child/children on Monday, please email by 1.00 pm Friday 20th March at the latest, so we can establish numbers to staff accordingly.


If your child has a social worker you will also be entitled to a place so please advise if you will be sending them in.


We realise that not all 'keyworkers' will require a place for their child as they may have a partner/other adult who will be able to care for them.


Please indicate in your email which category you qualify under as a 'key worker', with the name of your child.


You may of heard that all children in receipt of a 'free school meal' is entitled to a free meal or voucher.  Again details on this will be sent out once we have further clarification tomorrow.


We will keep you updated with all information as we get this in School.

School Statement as at 11:46 am  19.03.2020

We are still waiting for further guidance from the Local Authorities on key workers.  What we can say is that the school will be open on Monday 23.03.2020, for the children of key workers.  A definitive list will follow later today or as soon as we have it.

School Statement as at 11:57 am 19.03.2020

Breakfast club and all after school clubs, including homework club will be cancelled from Monday 23.03.2020


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