St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here



Thank you from all the staff

20th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carer


A massive THANK YOU! You have been amazing. Across the 3 schools we have been overwhelmed by your understanding and positivity in response to this crisis.


We are currently phoning emergency workers to investigate their request in order to prepare registers for Monday.  We will be up and running at all 3 schools.  No child will be admitted without an agreed place.  Over time it will evolve and change as staffing varies.  We may need to work across hubs or with other schools. Thank you to all key worker bosses who agreed to split shifts, so that you will not need to take a place.  I would kiss them if it were not for the current social distancing rules!


  • We will write to you Monday with an update, once we see how it all works 
  • I will write to inform you of our Free School Meals financial support which you should have by Friday 27th March 2020
  • If you requested a place and were not offered one, please write to me at:
  • You will not have a place Monday, but a governor will review your request with me against the criteria and I will inform you ASAP of the outcome of this. (I am hoping you will be considerate to staff delivering decisions I have taken in line with the national guidance) They are delivering the message……. they have not taken the decision,  although some of the calls will be from me
  • I will write to you by Friday 27th March 2020 regarding holiday provision for Key Workers

The children attending from Monday will require a packed lunch, and the schools will be opening from 8.40-3.15pm.  Please send them in casual sports clothing.


Finally, we hope to see you all back in when this ends. However, can you please pass on to all the children how much we love them; they will be missed. Schools are pretty dull places without them!

Please do not contact the school by phone or email unless an emergency. We will be in contact.


With my very best wishes,


Mr Wright

Executive Prinicpal