Charlton Church of EnglandPrimary School ‘Transforming lives through God’s embrace'

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COVID-19 Information and school procedures

School procedures from Monday 8th March 2021



Staggered start and finish times

We need to continue with staggered start and finish times to avoid overcrowding on the drive. Social distancing remains in place. 


                                 Drop -off           Collect

Reception                 8.30 am             2.40pm

Year 1                       8.40 am             2.50pm

Year 2                       8.50 am             3.00pm

Year 3                       9.00 am             3.10pm

Year 4                       9.05 am             3.15 pm

Year 5                       9.10 am             3.20 pm

Year 6                       9.15 am             3.25 pm

Please do not arrive earlier or later than your child’s allocated time. The only exception is for siblings. Siblings can be dropped off at the time your youngest child starts and collected at the time your oldest child finishes. However, parents may choose to drop off and collect siblings separately at their year group’s allocated time.

Please keep to the one-way system on the drive and maintain social distancing. Parents cannot congregate anywhere on the school drive or at the drop off zone. Only one adult can drop off and collect children and we request that adults wear face masks while they are on the school drive.



Unfortunately, parents still cannot come onto the school site. This includes the office. Please phone or email the office with any queries. We will continue to keep parents updated via newsletters and emails.


Breakfast and After School Club

Children attending will remain in their 'bubbles' spaced out in the hall.



Children will remain in their class ‘bubble’ and will not mix during the day. The guidance states that schools must do everything possible to minimize contacts and mixing to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Play times and lunch times will continue to be staggered or in different zones. Collective Worship will continue to take place in classrooms. All tables and chairs in Yr 2 – Yr 6 will face the front, and be in rows, in accordance with the government guidance. Classrooms will continue to be ventilated with windows open. Children will continue to wash or sanitise their hands at regular intervals throughout the day.

Children will be assessed during the week beginning 22nd March. The assessments will enable us to identify any gaps in learning. PSHE lessons will focus on well-being so we can support children with the return to school.



Children will continue to eat their lunch in their classrooms.


Key Stage 2 children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be provided with lunch. Key Stage 2 children who are not eligible for FSM will need to bring in a packed lunch. All Reception and KS1 children are eligible for Universal Free School Meals but can bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Further details about menus and booking will be sent to parents soon.



Please inform the school immediately if your child has any coronavirus symptoms and ensure they get a test. Please use the out of hours email address: to report cases after school or at weekends.

Pupils must not come to school if:

  • they have one or more coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms:
  •  a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  •  a member of their household (including someone in their support bubble or childcare bubble if they have one) has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
  •  they are required to quarantine having recently visited countries outside the Common Travel Area
  •  they, or a member of their household (including support and childcare bubbles) has had a positive test result
  • they, or a member of their household (including support and childcare bubbles) has booked a test and is waiting for the result


Please click on the link below for the full government guidance:



School uniform and school shoes must be worn from Monday 8th March. However, we recommend children wear additional clothing e.g. base layers under their uniform, as classrooms need to be ventilated. Children can bring in a fleece or hoodie which can be worn over school uniform while indoors, if necessary.

On PE days, children must come into school in their PE kit and trainers. PE days will be confirmed next week.



What can children can bring into school?

Children can only bring a named water bottle, book bag, coat, additional fleece or hoodie and lunch box to school. Children must have a water bottle as the water fountains have been turned off for hygiene reasons.

KS1 children will be provided with fruit for break time. KS2 children can bring a piece of fruit for break time.

Only children in Yr 6, whose parents have given written permission for their child to walk home alone, can bring in a mobile phone (which will be switched off and handed in to Mrs. Gardiner every morning).

Children cannot bring anything else to school.


Reading books

Reading books can be sent home. However, when they are returned to school they will be stored for 72 hours before being used again.

Children who attend out-of-school settings

Where parents are using external childcare providers or out of school extra-curricular activities for their children, the advice is to use only one out-of-school setting in addition to school as far as possible and to check external providers have put in place their own protective measures. Please click on the link below for the full guidance:



Links to government guidance


National Lockdown: stay at home guidance


Guidance for households with possible or confirmed cases of coronavirus



Getting tested for coronavirus




Well-being and mental health


Please click on the following link for advice on mental health from Public Health England:

Please also look at the document below:


Government/NHS guidance on Coronavirus



Please click on the following links for the latest information from Public Health England:

Please click on the following link for the NHS Covid-19 advice:


BBC Newsround has some useful child appropriate articles you may wish to share with your child: