Whitegrove Primary

New September '21 EYFS Families

We look forward to your child joining us in September 2021 so welcome to the Whitegrove family!

Timeline:

  • Offers of school places were sent by Bracknell Forest Council on 16th April 2021
  • The deadline to accept or decline your offer was 30th April 2021
  • The deadline for appeals is 18th May 2021
  • Once Bracknell Forest Council has finalised all acceptances, they will confirm to us our new EYFS children
  • We will then contact our new EYFS families with details on the next steps.

(Please see further information from Bracknell Forest Council HERE)

It has been a difficult time to enrol your child without being able to visit schools and ask questions face-to-face so we've added this page to our website HERE to point you to the information you need. Please keep coming back to see as we will be updating it regularly. To find out more about the framework we follow, please click HERE - the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Framework’ (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years.

If you have any questions, please contact us using our dedicated new-to-EYFS email address startingeyfs@whitegroveprimary.co.uk

Drop-off/pick-up times from Monday 29th March 2021

Drop off: 0855-0915 (registration at 09:15 therefore aim to be on site by 9:10 to allow children to settle and be ready to learn).

Pick-up: 1515-1530

Please follow the one-way system at all times - NB:

  • If at all possible, please WALK to/from school or park with care and respect our neighbours
  • No mobile phones
  • Only one parent/carer per family group
  • Keep your household close and 2m from other households - no gathering, lingering or mixing of households
  • Adults to wear a face covering over both nose and mouth (unless medically exempt)
  • Please avoid bringing dogs, bikes and scooters to school; the paths will be busy so please consider others. 

ASYMPTOMATIC testing for households

For households (including childcare/support bubbles) with primary, secondary or college-age children:

As schools return from 8th March 2021, asymptomatic adults and children of secondary school age and above are able to test themselves at home using Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) twice every week:

  • See the Department of Health and Social Care's announcement HERE
  • For information on how to get a test pack, click HERE
  • This service is for people WITHOUT symptoms
    • f you have symptoms you must apply for a test HERE and you and your household must self-isolate while you wait for the result
  • Please do not use LFT on children of primary-age or younger.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE - click HERE for details on alternative testing.

Testing of SYMPTOMATIC individuals

Anyone showing symptoms, including primary aged children, must take a PCR test and self-isolate with their household while waiting for the result. Children must have a negative PCR result before attending the school site.

Please note that Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) are not an acceptable test for anyone showing symptoms, as LFTs are intended to be used in asymptomatic cases.

Click HERE to apply for a PCR test online.

Please see Bracknell Forest Council's latest information HERE and flowcharts HERE for an explanation of which test to use.

Test and Trace

The school continues to be responsible for Test and Trace on behalf of the NHS/PHE, so please do contact us if you are testing or you are concerned a member of the household has symptoms.  Email all attendance and medical issues confidentially to secretary@whitegroveprimary.co.uk

Report all positive cases to secretary@whitegroveprimary.co.uk ASAP.  We check this email throughout the day, evening, weekends and start of school holidays as part of our Test and Trace requirement.

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