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Coronavirus Advice

22 February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was announced tonight that all schools will return to face-to-face education on Monday 8th March.                                                                                  

This means that all primary school pupils in all year groups will return on this date. 

Primary school staff will continue to take two rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests each week at home to identify positive cases more quickly and break the chains of transmission. Schools will continue to undertake thorough risk assessments.

Our individual schools will write to parents about arrangements including the timings of the school day.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for working with us to provide learning for our children during lock down. We are really looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school.

Melanie Barrow,


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4th January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,


School Closures, Key Worker and vulnerable pupil provision


Further to the announcement by the Prime Minister the Trust is writing with more information about how this will affect our individual schools and the provision we will be making.


We will be keeping schools open with very small numbers of children who qualify as Key Workers, EHCP pupils and those with an assigned social worker. However, Occold and St Peter and St Paul Eye will be combining their provision which will be based at St Peter and St Paul- they will write to their own parents about this. All other schools will remain open with provision for their qualifying pupils.


To clarify from tomorrow Tuesday 5th January schools will be open for Key Worker and vulnerable pupils only. All other pupils will be provided with remote learning. More information will follow from your individual school about this.


We are pleased that Google Classrooms has been installed in all of our schools and this will be used to set work.


If you think your child falls into the vulnerable or key worker categories, (see list below). Please email or phone your child’s school office to let us know whether your child will be attending from Tuesday.


To allow us to plan, please let us know as soon as possible if you require a key worker / vulnerable place.



Student with support from a social worker i.e. Child Protection, Child in Need or Looked After

Students with SEND who have an EHCP

Key/critical worker:

Students who live with a parent who is involved with:

Health & social care

Education & childcare

Key public services

Local & National government

Food & other necessary goods

Public safety & national security

Transport & border

Utilities, communication and financial services


Please keep checking the Trust Coronavirus website for the latest information:


Finally, I would like to thank parents, carers, our staff, pupils, Governors and the Trust Board who are all working together to ensure that we are looking after our school communities in this difficult time. We will all keep communicating to ensure that the latest information is shared. It is with great sadness that we close our school doors again and we wish all our families good health.


We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you for your support, stay safe and well.


Melanie Barrow,


8th December 2020

We would like to thank all of our families, children and staff for working so positively together this year. We have appreciated all the co-operation and support that helped children return to school safely in September. We are pleased that a successful Autumn Term has been completed.


The past year has not been an easy one- but I am very proud of the way our schools have kept going and provided the best education we can for our children. We are delighted that ASST continues to grow and we will be welcoming Hardwick Primary to the Trust in 2021.


May I please take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Let us hope that as the Coronavirus will be brought under control and that 2021 will be a brighter and positive year for everyone. 


Melanie Barrow


31 October 2020

The latest Governmental advice from the Prime Minister's briefing on 31st of October is:


“Our senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be. We cannot let this virus damage our children’s futures even more than it has already and I urge parents to continue taking their children to school, and I am extremely grateful to teachers across the country for their dedication in enabling schools to remain open.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson


Our schools will therefore be open as usual and we look forward to welcoming our children back from half term on Monday 2nd of November.

1st September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,


We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Thursday 3rd of September. Lots of information is available to parents and carers about the return to school and the DfE have encouraged schools to share the following information:


Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.



We are very much looking forward to seeing all of our families and pupils. Thank you for your support with home schooling. We hope you have enjoyed the Summer holidays.




Melanie Barrow

CEO- All Saints Schools Trust

19th August 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our pupils in every year group back to school on Thursday 3rd of September.


We will keep parents up to date with the latest Governmental advice and the latest information, "What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the Autumn Term" can be read here:

29th May 2020

The Government have advised us that they think it is safe for schools to open for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from Monday 1 June. From that date all our schools will be open for children in these three year groups and for children of keyworkers and those with an EHP. The Nursery at Fressingfield Primary School will also re-open.

Please contact your school directly for further information. A detailed risk assessment has been undertaken for each school and your school can advise you of any particular arrangements that apply. Parents who wish to delay the return of their children for any reason will not be penalised and the Trust will respect the decisions of parents. Please let your school know.

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