Headteacher Letter - 27th May 2020

Wednesday 27th May 2020


Dear Parents/Carers,

We are continuing to plan for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return to school in June.

In the text message we sent to you recently, we asked if you intend to send your child back to school, if you have not yet responded, please reply by Friday 29th May.  We need to know how many children are planning to come to school so we put in place our plans.   We may not be able to accommodate all the year groups the government has identified so it is important that we know your decision. The link is:


We are now working on the details of how to separate children into classes with no more than 15 pupils.  This will mean changes to what time children should arrive at school and what time they leave. We are looking at how we will plan their lunch breaks and how children can move in and out of the school building.  

The earliest we will be able to open for pupils is Wednesday 3rd June and this will be for children in Nursery onlyReception pupils will be back on 8th June, Year One 10th June and Year Six 15th June.  These dates are provisional. 

From Monday 1st June, teachers and staff will begin to come into school to prepare for the children’s returnIt is important that they understand the strict new procedures to ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of everyone in the school. Community Classrooms will open as normal on Tuesday 2nd of June for key worker children and vulnerable students who are already attending. 

The Government will make an announcement on Thursday May 28th to confirm if schools can re-open. The ongoing uncertainty makes planning difficult.  If schools are going to re-open, and you have indicated that you want a space for your child, I will write to you by Monday 1st June to let you know the specific arrangements for each year group. The safety and welfare of pupils and staff is our priority. We will ensure that we put in place the measures needed to make school as safe as it can be.    

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

Best Wishes,


Mrs Eaton


Welcome from Mrs Eaton, Headteacher

Rebecca Eaton

Welcome to Ark Tindal Primary Academy. Our school is a nurturing, exciting and innovative place to learn and we are all driven by the common vision of enabling every child to go to university or into a career of their choice. 
At the heart of everything that we do is the determination to develop our pupils through a variety of experiences, challenges and opportunities, whilst enhancing moral values  particularly respect, good manners and good behaviour.
At Ark Tindal we pride ourselves on helping every child to feel safe and happy in the school environment. Children are valued by their classmates and teachers, and we have dedicated staff to ensure that all our pupils are settled, comfortable and ready to learn. It is important to us to celebrate the achivements of our pupils, be it academic, sporting, artistic or in social groups outside of school.

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