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'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16


As a Church School, we are clear in our duty to support our community throughout this period of uncertainty. 

As a school community, our guiding principle is taken from the bible, 'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16. We believe that through treating others how you wish to be treated, striving for greatness, celebrating our unique and differences and similarities, we are best equipped to serve our community.

Throughout the lockdown, we remained open to serve our community. We did this in a number of different ways such as providing food parcels and vouchers, remaining open to teach children of key workers and those in need, creating and sharing home learning resources and providing weekly telephone calls for all pupils. 

From the 1st June, schools began to gradually introduce pupils. The first children to return were in Reception, Nursery, Year 1 and Year 6. 50% of all pupils within these year groups returned to school.

Please click the link to see a publication from the Department of Education regarding welcoming pupils back to school.

Reducing Risk

Maintaining the safety and well-being of everybody within our school community is key to us. Therefore, throughout this process we have adopted 5 key principles for reducing risk:

  1. Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, or those who have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, do not attend the setting.
  2. Where recommended, the use of face coverings in school.
  3. Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual.
  4. Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  5. Enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often
  6. Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
  7. Where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  8. Always keep occupied spaces well ventilated.

For further information, then please contact the school office and we will send you a text link to provide you with additional information. 

Drop off time

Each family will be given a time slot that they should arrive on the school site to and from. These times have been worked out in alphabetical order. If you have multiple surnames within your family, then please use your youngest child’s surname.

The slots are:

8:30 – 8:40: Surname A - F

8:40 – 8:50: Surname G - N

8:50 – 9:00: Surname O – Z

Parents are still able to book their child to attend breakfast club. Breakfast club is free for pupil premium children.


Collection times

Collection times are worked out based upon the children’s year group:

3:15: Nursery and Reception

3:20: Year 1 and year 2

3:25: Year 3 and 4

3:30: Year 5 and 6

One way system

We will also be operating a one way system.

Parents should enter the school site from the main family entrance.



 You can then walk around the school site dropping/collecting your child off at the following entrances:

  Parents should then exit the school site from the top KS2 playground onto Shannon Road.

  Parents with pushchairs can exit the school site from the side gate.

 During the summer holidays, before your child returns, you will be sent a video explaining this in more detail.


Risk Assessment

 The decision to open schools was calculated after assessing the current level of risk and then compared the level of risk once a range of actions had been taken. This was then discussed and refined with the support of the Executive team of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust. 

This work then led into informing the shaping of the school's risk assessment, which was inline with the Birmingham City Council's expectations.

Please click below to access the risk assessment that will be in effect from September 1st 2020. This has been updated in October, January, February and March.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment 2020 - 2021

The link below is the risk assessment used for the period of June 1st 2020 - August 31st 2020 


Drop off and collection times