School Opening During Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear Parents & Carers,

As we navigate the testing times we are facing, its important that we keep all parents/carers up to date on the measures school is taking in order to keep pupils, staff, parents and carers safe, and to ensure we can continue to educate your children in a safe and effective manner. Below you will see some helpful information, as well as copies of our Key Points document and Risk Assessment.

These will be updated as needed, so do keep an eye on our website, newsletter and class dojo, where we will inform you of any changes or pertinent information.

Thanks for your continued support

Mr D Hemington




Attendance at school is now mandatory. All children are expected to come to school.

An adult must accompany each child to and from school. Therefore no children need to bring a mobile phone to school.

Please arrive promptly at your gate. All parents have already been informed of this information. A reminder will be sent via Class Dojo the day before your start date.

Parents must not enter the school site without an appointment.

Children must wear school uniform.

Children will be asked to wash their hands before and after each session using the outdoor sinks provided. Hand sanitising stations are also available at the entrance to each classroom.

Children are NOT required to wear a face covering in school. Parents/carers will be asked to take them home on arrival.

Children will be asked to come to school in their PE kit on the day of their PE lesson (White T shirt and school jumper; plain blue or black shorts; plain blue or black tracksuit bottoms; trainers)

Children should not attend school if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Parents/carers are expected to inform school of their absence and to arrange to get a test.

If a child is unwell in school and showing COVID-19 symptoms, they will be taken to the ‘sick bay’ and parents will be contacted immediately. Please make sure we have up to date phone numbers.


All children will have a packed lunch. Reception & KS1 pupils will be provided with a packed lunch by school. Those KS2 pupils eligible for Free School Meals will also receive a school packed lunch. All other pupils should bring a packed lunch from home.  They may use a packed lunch box.

There will be no breakfast or after school clubs. An adult is expected to pick up their child at the appropriate time.

Key Points

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School is part of the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust. More details about the Trust can be found by following the link to the website below:



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