Closure of the school kitchen

Regretfully it is not currently viable to keep the school kitchen open . So from Monday 18 January 2021 all children attending school will need to bring a packed lunch from home.

Children currently in receipt of benefits-related free school meals will be catered for until such time as vouchers can be issued. They have been contacted separately.

If anyone feels they may now be entitled to claim free school meals please apply online at shropshire.gov.uk

We do look forward to resuming full service in due course. In fact I think it is fair to say we all long for normality to return.

Thank you for your understanding.

School closing at 12pm today

Due to heavy snow forecast and plenty on the ground Mr Langford has taken the decision to close the school at 12pm today.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This is never an easy decision and sometimes looking back it isn’t the right one (when the forecast is wrong), however we have had problems in the past with pupils and staff struggling to get home. The safety and wellbeing of our school community is always our prime concern.

Stay safe everyone!

Keyworker Care

We are trying our best to sort Keyworker Care. If you have received a text message or if you are new to our school and are a Keyworker then please email admin@pontesbury.shropshire.sch.uk if you NEED Keyworker care and which days you will require this.  We are trying to limit the number of children and adults on site so please consider if you are able to keep your child at home or if you can continue to use your childcare bubble. We will contact you via text message or phone call by the end of the day to confirm your place.  Depending on numbers we may need to prioritise places for families with more than one keyworker.

Please be aware we do need to see proof of your job / keyworker status if you have changed job or have not provided this previously.

For the latest guidance on Keyworkers please visit this government website.

Season’s Greetings

Sorry to mention the horrid Covid word on the last day of term but I have been asked a hypothetical question and I have sought advice from the Department of Health and thought it best to share this with you all.

If your child develops any of the coronavirus symptoms within two days of being in school and then has a positive test we would ask that you email me at school and we will then be able to provide track and trace with the details of all those in the same bubble in order for them to isolate. If a child develops symptoms later in the holidays you would just advise us on return to school. I very much hope this is not the case for any of you, we want you to be able to enjoy Christmas with your families and then want you all back happy, healthy and rested on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

On a happier note I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and very happy Christmas and hope 2021 sees us all being able to return to normal life albeit not immediately – the end is in sight!