As the government has announced a general return to school for all students phased across the week commencing 8th March, we have released a letter advising parents on the arrangements for resuming school and the requirement for covid-19 LFD tests to be performed prior to that.
Dear Parents / Guardians,
As several classes are studying topics related to sorcery, witchcraft, magic and Harry Potter at the moment we have decided to try and lighten the present situation and have a dress up as your favourite character day which should be related to any of these topics on Friday the 5th of February 2021. Classes can be attended in fancy dress either in school or on the live feed classes during this day, depending where the students are, if students wish to participate.
We are studying Macbeth, the witches of Pendle Hill and Harry Potter books so the dress could be anything from Hogwarts, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Elizabethan times or witchcraft legends to be applicable.
Hopefully the children will enjoy the day and learn about the topics in a different and interesting way.
School will remain open, however due to icy weather conditions we recommend that parents do not travel to school if they have any concerns about safety.
Further to the government guidance released to us on the evening of the 30th December 2020, we would like to provide parents and guardians with the relevant guidance.
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We look forward to welcoming all students back to school tomorrow the 9th of September but would ask that you inform the children of the following rules to ensure Covid 19 precautions are in place.
Students must enter through the usual door and come through reception where they must sanitize their hands and have their temperature checked before proceeding through to their classrooms. Because of the necessary distancing pupils must wait until a member of staff shows them to their classroom and to their named desks. Hand washing facilities are available in the entrance lobby should that be preferable to sanitizer. Please inform your child that they must not congregate at the entrance before entering.
Hand sanitizer and tissues are available for use in every classroom , please tell your child to make use of these between lessons and also to wash hands at break and lunchtime – only one student to be washing hands at any one point.
Students must not move along the corridors between lessons unless they are proceeding to a specialist rooms with their teacher and then must maintain the required distance keeping to the left of the corridor when moving around the school. Masks should be kept by students in case they are required unless students have a condition which provides exception from wearing but should not be needed within school due to our mode of operation. If students wish to wear masks they are free to do so.
At the end of the school day students must remain in their classrooms until parents arrive to collect them. Members of staff will be on duty at the front door and these staff members will call students out when parents arrive as we operated previously. Could parents not enter the school building without prior appointment in order to preserve the safety of the site. Apologies for this restriction but it is necessary because of Covid 19.
Unfortunately our uniform supplier has suffered a fire at their premises which has delayed the production of our uniform. Some items are available but students who require new uniform can attend school wearing their own clothes until our order has been completed.
Due to the impracticality of practicing social distancing, it is still not possible to provide the school minibus service for the foreseeable future.
If parents have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
In light of the current guidance received from the Director of Public Health of Bolton Council we are now inviting all pupils to return to school with effect from Monday the 8th June.
As we meet the five national tests here in Bolton as outlined by the Public Health Department together with the Department of People and Lord’s School is now classed as meeting the guidelines set out by the various departments Our priority remains to keep both children and staff as safe as possible and we will continue to support parents in making the best decision for the education of their children.
We are acting in accordance with instructions as quoted below
“All schools should continue with their risk assessments and should only welcome back more children when it is safe to do so.”
The first of June was an indicative date – “many schools will be looking to bring more children into school over the coming weeks based on their own unique circumstances.”
As Lord’s School have the provision in place to provide the safety measures and social distancing due to small class sizes we accordingly would ask that parents consider returning their children to the classroom to minimize further disruption to their education.
By continuing to work together we can ensure that children can return in as safe a way as possible and continue to benefit from education, learning and social development.
Could all parents please confirm by 4th June 2020 at the latest whether their child will be returning to school.
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well and would like to thank you for all the supportive messages we have received from parents; they are really appreciated.
As you have probably heard, it appears that the government would like years 6 and 10 to return to school on Monday the 1st of June – hopefully the rest of the years will return shortly afterwards as we are able to meet the Social Distancing recommendations due to our small class sizes.
All precautions are in place in preparation for the children to return and they are being strictly adhered to so the children and staff are protected as far as possible in school. We are using the distancing, antivirus hand gel, regular handwashing, regular cleaning of surfaces, checking of temperature on arrival etc. We therefore feel that we are able to offer the children and staff a safe environment in which to work so a return to school would be possible. However this is totally up to parental choice. Could you please let us know your thoughts on this matter by email using Principal@lordsschool.co.uk .
We have been pleased that the students have mostly been completing their work online as this bodes well for their future- well done to all who have completed their work. We will do everything we can to support our students and their families during this time – if you need any support please just let us know. Again if you are having any problem with the school fees for this term please just let us know so we can assist and stop any worry. The children are, as always, our main concern.
Year 11 grading has now been completed and we are just waiting to send our information to the exam boards which will be done on 1st June. We now have plenty of information on each learner to enable the grades to be estimated by staff accurately so we can send these to the boards for them to do their calculations and issue the certificates on the 20th August 2020.
We are committed to providing a learning environment to suit our children. A place of safety and comfort for each child to reach their potential.
Our School is big enough to cope with the demands of the modern school day and all the rules and regulations that make your children safe.
Our school is small enough to care for every pupil we teach. Small classes and great teaching make for an excellent education.