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Thursday 22 July

Dear Parents and Carers,


We are fast approaching the end of term and I imagine you will be wanting to know the arrangements for the new term in September.


As you know, I liaise with the Bury Public Health Team on a weekly basis and school follows their recommendations even where they differ from the Government's guidance. This is to keep everyone as safe as possible.


In September, these are the arrangements for dropping children off before school and picking them up after school:


  1. Willow, Lilac and Oak Class parents will drop children off at the same gate as they do now. Parents should walk up the school path, hand their children over to the staff waiting for them and leave the premises through the car park and down the school drive.
  2. The parents of children in Hawthorn Class should come up the school path, drop the children off at the main door and leave via the school car park and school drive.
  3. All parents of children in Years 3 to 6 should come up the school drive, send the children up on to the `top playground and leave down the drive.  Staff will be on the playground to greet the children from 8.45am.


At the end of the school day, Years 3 to 6 parents can come on to the top playground to collect the children. All other parents should collect the children from the door they dropped them off at. There will no longer be staggered start times and school will start at 8.55am and finish at 3.30pm for all the children. When on school premises, please remember to socially distance as far as possible. Staff will be at hand to help direct you to the right place and there will be signs telling you where to go as well.


Current hygiene arrangements will still be in place inside school, however bubbles will be relaxed but not removed entirely. This is to keep the children as safe as possible.


Please remember school finishes at 2:30pm tomorrow (23 July) for all children, there will be no staggered finish times and Smarties will not be open. If I don't see you before the end of school tomorrow, have a wonderful summer. I am so proud of the way our school community has pulled together and I think we should all be proud of what we have achieved.


Keep safe and well. St. Margaret's children are the absolute best!!


Mrs. Perry