Tue, 12th May 2020
Yesterday, the Government sent out a public statement that all Early Years settings and Primary schools would be reopening after the 1st June 2020.
Although we have been anticipating an announcement, and were preparing for various scenarios, the limited details so far released, have raised a considerable number of questions. You will all have your own legitimate concerns and queries too.
We are currently working on putting together an action plan that will enable us to open, as long as it is safe for the children, their families, and our staff members, to do so.
We will keep you informed as our plans progress.
Many thanks and continue to stay safe.
The Owl Team
***Information for children who are going to Infant School in September 2020**
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
Will parents receive offers of primary school places for 2020 admissions on 16 April?
Yes, primary National Offer Day will continue as expected on 16 April.
How will admissions authorities (academy trusts, governing bodies or local authorities, depending on the type of school) manage admissions appeals at this time, given the restrictions on gatherings?
The Government know local authorities and other admissions authorities are concerned about how to manage admission appeals over the coming weeks. They are working urgently on emergency regulations and guidance to establish alternative arrangements which are suitable but also flexible. They are looking at flexibility for admissions authorities to hold panels via telephone or video conference, or in writing, and at extending the normal timescales. The Local authority will provide further information in due course.
Wed, 18th Mar 2020
As we are sure you all know by now, the Government has decided to close all Schools in England from Friday. We will be open for Thursday and Friday this week and then closed until further notice.
Currently we have very little detail in terms of what the next few weeks will entail, but we are hopeful that tomorrow we will receive clearer advice from the DfE, which we can cascade to you all.
Please keep checking all our usual channels of communication such as Tapestry, Facebook and our website for any subsequent updates.
We wish you all good health and keep safe.
The Owl Team