Dear Parents and Carers,
The last few weeks of summer term are upon us and rather than have a gradual end to the school year a flooding incident has meant things have become much busier than we had anticipated.
A fault with the main water tank resulted in an entire floor of classrooms filling with over 1000 cubic metres of water. Although we worked quickly to get all the water out, the rooms have taken some time to dry. Currently over 20 industrial heaters and dehumidifiers are running 24 hours a day to remove the damp. In the meantime staff have created ‘pop-up classrooms’ in spaces all over school and are going above and beyond to make sure this has as little impact as possible on teaching and learning.
Some things have had to change e.g. Read, Write Inc. lessons have been replaced with in-class phonics sessions so pupils still receive the same content, assemblies have altered as Rec are using the Heart Space, most after school clubs have stopped as staff are using the time to gather resources for the next day of teaching. We have had to postpone the PTFA Summer Fair until we start back in September.
The restoration team from our insurers are working closely with us to make sure we get back to normal as soon as possible. We will keep you updated as we learn more. In the meantime, thank you for supporting us during this tricky time.
Despite what feels like bad luck, the summer term still has many fun experiences for pupils to enjoy. There are ten educational visits taking place, open events for new pupils next year, sporting competitions and many visitors to the school. All these events are listed on the events calendar on our website. Facebook, Dojo and Twitter can also keep you updated.
The school year finishes for pupils on Friday 19th July with this being the last day in school. We have attached a calendar for the next academic year.
Thank you for continuing to support us.
M. Browne & R. Hadfield