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The New Academic Year

We will be sharing arrangements for the new year here. The school will operate differently in September to reflect the wider opening of society, whilst being prepared to reintroduce the 'bubble' system if required.

Woodlands Morning Arrival (All Years)

Gates Opened :                    8:40am

Families use current ‘one way drop off’ system, entering the North Gate and exiting the East Gate.

Formal Session Start :        8:55am

Registration :                        9:00am

Woodlands Afternoon Departure

East Gate Opened :             2:50pm (for Reception)

Classes Handed Over :       Badgers C1 3:00pm, Hedgehogs C2 3:02pm, Rabbits C3 3:04pm

West Gate Opened :            2:55pm (for Year 1)

Classes Handed Over :       Nightingales C4 3:05pm, Robins C5 3:07pm, Woodpeckers C6 3:09pm

East Gate :                            3:05pm (for Year 2)

Classes Handed Over :       Falcons C7 3:10pm, Owls C8 3:12pm, Sparrowhawks C9 3:14pm

Towers Morning Arrival

Gates Opened :                    8:40am (South Year 3, West Year 4, East Year 5, North Year 6)

                                                Children line up (in their previous ‘end of break and lunch’ lines)

Year 3 (South Playground) Entry :            Class 10 8:50am, Class 11 8:52am, Class 12 8:54am

Year 4 (West Playground) Entry :             Class 13 8:50am, Class 14 8:52am, Class 15 8:54am

Year 5 (East Playground) Entry :              Class 16 8:50am, Class 17 8:52am, Class 18 8:54am

Year 6 (West Playground) Entry :             Class 19 8:50am, Class 20 8:52am, Class 21 8:54am

Families bring their children to the gate of their youngest KS2 child. All children can enter via that gate.

Towers Afternoon Departure

Gates Opened :                    3:05pm (Some families start to arrive from the Woodlands site)

Year 3 (South Playground)  :         Class 10 3:20pm, Class 11 3:22pm, Class 12 3:24pm

Year 4 (West Playground) :            Class 13 3:20pm, Class 14 3:22pm, Class 15 3:24pm

Year 5 (East Playground) :             Class 16 3:20pm, Class 17 3:22pm, Class 18 3:24pm

Year 6 (West Playground) :            Class 19 3:20pm, Class 20 3:22pm, Class 21 3:24pm

 

URGENT MESSAGE:

  • The current Covid-19 variant is spreading quickly, including through school children.
  • If a member of your household has a continuous cough, is hot to touch, or has a change or loss of taste or smell, you must all self isolate, and the poorly person have a PCR test.
  • If a person tests positive, the whole household must self isolate for 10 whole days from the date of the first symptom, or date of the test, whichever is sooner.
  • If a person is contacted by Track and Trace, or is informed they are a close contact of a positive person, that individual must self isolate.
  • If your child is in multiple bubbles (not just their household or school class), the risk of being a close contact rises. Please follow self isolation rules if informed that your child has been a close contact of a positive case through a club, out of school activity, or other bubble group.
  • If you or your child are informed of the need to self isolate (eg your child as a result of being in a bubble), self-isolation must be fully completed, even if a negative test is sought and confirmed.
  • If your child has a symptom of Covid-19, and self isolates, they can have a PCR test (not LFT). If this test is negative, your child may return to school as long as they feel well enough, are not part of an isolating bubble, as long as the familiy is not haing to isolate, as long as there is not a positive testing person in the household, and as long as Test and Trace hve not informed you of the need to self isolate.

To assist safety:

  • Please feel welcome to wear a mask on the playground. This is encouraged by the school.
  • Do not drive your car close to the schools. Please do not drive in:
  • Canterbury Road (the school end)
  • Barrington Road
  • Claudius Road
  • Grimston Road

Please leave these roads free for adults more space to be socially distanced, allowing families with children more space on the pavements.

Your child must not attend school if:

  • They, or another person in the household, shows a symptom of Covid-19.
  • Someone in the household has a positive test for Covid-19.
  • Test and Trace have informed you that your child must self-isolate.

Most self-isolation periods are for a full 10 days, but Test and Trace will guide you on this.

Take care everyone,

Mr Carl Messer (Headteacher)

Covid Symptoms or Positive Tests at the Weekend

  • If a child registered at St George's School receives a POSITIVE test result for Covid-19, and the school is closed (eg evenings or weekends) please TEXT 07928 373686 to inform us of the situation.
  • If a child is required to self isolate for 10 days due to having a positive test, they are considered fit at the end even if they continue to have a cough or loss of taste or smell. If they continue to have a fever, however, they must stay in self isolation beyond 10 days until this has returned to normal (at least 48 hours).

 

All children attending: 

  • Must only do so if well. If you or your child are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 you must self isolate and not attend school (ill person self isolates for 10 days, and the rest of the family for 10 days). The child can return before this time if tested and evidence of a negative test is provided.
  • Must be collected from school immediately in the event that they show symptoms of Covid-19 (a new persistent cough, are hot to touch, or have loss of smell or taste).
  • Must arrive exactly on time, and be collected on time to avoid cross infection between 'bubbles'.
  • Bring a bag to school with their packed lunch (if required) and reading book. 

 

Contact Us:

  • The main entrance will be closed. Please do not try to enter the school building.
  • Call us on 01206 506800 
  • Email us using the email addresses below.

 

Contact

SEN Issues                   senco@stgeorgesschool.org

Welfare Issues            nurture@stgeorgesschool.org

Mrs Dale                      jdale@stgeorgesschool.org

Mrs Cooke                   tcooke@stgeorgesschool.org 

Administration            contact@stgeorgesschool.org

Telephone                   01206 506800 ( 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday)

Asking for Help

StarLine on 0330 313 9162. StarLine is an independent body, staffed by teachers and Ofsted employees, who are available to give advice to families. Be aware that the call will be charged at the local rate.

Staying Safe Whilst Learning Online

The following websites may be useful in helping families to keep their children safe whilst working online.

www.ceop-police.uk

www.childnet.com

www.internetmatters.org

www.net-aware.org.uk

www.parentinfo.org

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/safeguarding/schools-protecting-children-abuse-neglect

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Menu 

Our menu's for the Woodland Site and Tower Site are available via the above News tab.  The Tower Site are offering a cold packed lunch menu at the moment at the usual cost of £2.50 a day which can be paid for via your ParentPay account.  

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Absence email

Please note you can now report your child's absence via the attendance email address - attendance@stgeorgesschool.org

Local Visits

To help children with their learning we may often go out of the school gate on a local visit. Your local visit permission slip enables us to do this. We will always inform families in advance if we are planning a local visit, normally via a text message (except for visits to the school field for PE etc). These visits will often be added to the website calendar. All such visits are fully risk assessed and planned prior to taking place.

Junior Parkrun will be held on the recreation ground at 9am on Sunday. Register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/colchester-juniors/ . Any pupil of the school who runs regularly can order a barcode bracelet and/or barcode tag from the Parkrun website and we will reinburse the cost! (Just show us the items and receipt as proof). Parkrun Currently Suspended

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School Meals remain £2.50 per day from September 2020.

Swimming is taught in Year 5. Please be aware that a £2.00 financial contribution will be requested for each lesson. Also, please do not allow your child to have piercings as this may impact upon them being able to join in.

Educational Visits are organised regularly for the children in the school. We will need to request a financial contribution for each visit that is a fair proportion of the total cost involved. Vists risk being cancelled if adequate contributions are not received.

Ofsted conducted an inspection of the school on November 9th and 10th  2017 as part of their normal round of inspections. Our school was judged to be good in all aspects. The full report can be read in the information section of this website.

SATs 2019 Results (Results for the whole year group : not confirmed) 

Reading 65%, Writing 82%, Maths 73%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 72%

Combined result 58%

SATs 2019 (Results for children who attended the school for all four years)

Reading 73%, Writing 87%, Maths 79%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 76%

Combined result 66%

 

 

 

 

Disruptive Weather or Significant Events : in the event of any significant disruptive weather, or unavoidable events (eg lack of utilities), families will be informed by text of any risk to the school being able to open as normal. Please do not keep your child off school unless you have heard from the school formally of any need to close.

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St George's School, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7RU

Tel Towers: 01206 506800 | Tel Woodlands: 01206 578080 | Email: contact@stgeorgesschool.org

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