School Reopening Information - September 2021

September 2021

Over the coming week, our website will be updated with all September re-opening information.  If you have any questions, please email and we will do our best to answer them quickly.  Here is the latest guidance for school re-opening from Central Government.

On this page, you will find all key information regarding school re-opening from September 2021. 

Have you got a question that isn't answered on this page?  Take a look in the below documents.  If your question is still not answered, please email it to and we will answer it as soon as we can.

  • Please see the updated one way system document, which will remain for the time being.
  • Outbreak Management Plan (coming soon!)
  • The school's updated Risk Assessment (coming soon!)

Staggered start and end times for Families

As we did for the last academic year, we will maintain staggered start and end timings for the time being.  They are:

N – 8:30am/11:30am

R – 8:40am/2:55pm

Y1 – 8:45am/3pm

Y2 – 8:45am/3pm

Y3 – 8:50am/3:05pm

Y4 – 8:50am/3:05pm

Y5 – 8:40am/2:55pm

Y6 – 8:40am/2:55pm

Timings will go back to pre-pandemic times after Easter 2022 - 8:40am gates open and will close at 8:55am.  The gates will open again at 2:55pm and will close at 3:05pm.

Face Coverings

Although wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory, we ask our families to continue to wear them when on school site if they are able to help minimise the spread of the virus.


How to wear a face mask

From 27.1.2022, face coverings are n o longer mandatory.  However, individuals can choose to wear a face mask if they wish.

There are many different types of masks out there.  Here is some great advice from the World Health Organisation about how to wear masks safely.

What if my child is unwell?

We often get asked what to do if my child has a cough or a high temperature.  Here is some information from Public Health Agency and Department of Education that may help parents to decide what to do.  As we did last year, we ask that unwell children remain at home until they are better.

Welfare Calls

The school continues to regularly undertake welfare calls to parents and carers for a variety of reasons.  COVID-19 related reasons will also be a reason for the school to contact parents and carers.  We can offer you a wide range of support from a listening ear, support with accessing online learning with/for your child, support with acquiring food during an isolation period, providing access to financial support etc.  We are also happy for parents to call the school and ask for support.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can support you as much as possible.  We also have a Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing page to our school website, which we hope you will find useful.  We also have a list of useful links for parents, including the Job Centre, Foodbank, Children's Centre etc.  Click here to go to the page of our website that has them!


Latest Government Guidance

Please also see the latest government guidance (updated from August 2021):

Guidance for Parents:

Guidance for Schools:


School Risk Assessment

Schools are required to take reasonable steps to protect all members of the school community from COVID-19 within the education setting.  Schools must assess the risks and implement proportionate control measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. It is a legal requirement that we revisit and update our risk assessments regularly. The risk assessment below is a “dynamic document” which is kept under regular review and accounts for changing school circumstances, Government Guidance and advice from Department of Public Health/Public Health England.  Our Risk Assessment can be found below.


COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after partial school closure from March 2020. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in full school opening guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.  

Long Lawford Primary School's spending Plan can be found below.