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Letter to Parents re: Summer School

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have created many challenges for families. Weeks of social isolation have made family life more intense and whilst some have enjoyed this break from normality, others have struggled.


It is our sincere hope that school can open to all pupils in September, although it is anticipated that restrictions to support social distancing will remain in place limiting the availability of the breakfast and after school provision.


To support transition back to school, and to provide opportunities for learning during the summer holiday, we are intending to provide provision in the form of a summer school. This will be funded by West Lakes MAT and will focus on wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, creativity and practical skills. We are also intending to take children on school trips where it is safe to do so.

The provision of the summer school is dependent on sufficient uptake from families who feel comfortable sending their children to the summer school during the holiday period. Places will be prioritised using the following criteria:


  • Key workers requiring childcare who are essential to the Covid-19 response
  • Vulnerable children
  • Children in Years 2-5 who have been unable to access the school building since March
  • Other children on the school roll


If you would like your child to attend the summer school please complete the survey using the link below. The closing date for applications is Friday 26th June (Please note you will need to complete the survey for every child in your household)


For ease of reference the questions you will be asked are listed below:

  1. What school year is your child?  (Nursery, Reception, Years 1-6)
  2. Do you wish them to attend the summer school during the school holidays?  (yes, no, not sure)
  3. How many weeks of provision would you require (1 or 2)
  4. Would you be prepared to send your child to the summer school at an alternative venue within the Trust (yes, no, unsure)
  5. Would you be happy with your child being taken off site on a school trip whilst at summer school? (yes, no, depends on the trip)


More details will follow once we have an indication of the numbers who wish to access this provision.