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Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils

Dear Parents/Carers,


Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils


Following on from my previous update, I’m now writing to confirm arrangements for the pupils of Donnington Primary School.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers who would not otherwise have suitable childcare. The key worker list includes the following;


  • NHS staff
  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Armed forces
  • Social workers
  • Delivery Drivers


We will also be open for children with certain needs.

It would be helpful if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories. Please email  giving your child’s name and class and reason for them to attend school from Monday 23rd March 2020. We will also need details of your profession and the name of your employer. We’ll be in touch again as soon as we are sure who this does apply to.


All other children will need to stay at home as that is the safest place for them. We therefore ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.


We’ll update you regularly by text message, email and the school website. Please note the following;


  • Class pages on the school website have been updated to include activities and links to online learning portals
  • Class teachers will post instructions for completing work on their class pages
  • Please use the class email address to communicate with your child’s class teacher. Please note that whilst we aim to answer all queries as soon as possible, teachers may not respond on the same day that queries are submitted.
  • Resource packs and spare exercise books are available to collect from the main entrance from Monday 23rd March 2020.
  • Children should be picked up and dropped off at the main entrance only and parents/carers will only be permitted onto the school site in the event of an emergency


If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so via

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.


Thank you again for your continued support during these difficult times. We will be in touch with more information when we can.


Yours sincerely


Ms Harrison