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Tuesday 19th May

Please see my letter below regarding the proposed re-opening of schools.  Please read the letter and then I would be grateful if you could complete the survey as soon as possible.

Proposed wider opening of schools

Wednesday 22nd April

I have written to clarify some aspects of home learning - please see my letter below.

A note on home learning

Monday 20th April


Term for children officially starts tomorrow.  I hope you have had a lovely break, and been able to enjoy the sunshine.  As the current Government restrictions continue we will certainly all face challenges in the weeks to come.  Please get in touch with school if we can be of any help to you.  I have been made aware that our phone is not currently working.  Please contact us via email -

Parent Letter - 20th April

Pupil Letter -20th April

Tuesday 24th March

Monday 23rd March  - 9:00 pm

Please be aware that given the government's announcement this evening:

we will not be opening unless prior critical worker status has been agreed and your child is expected at school.  We will need all critical workers to email in advance and give us notice that you require school support for your child.  

In this event we will do our very best to open provision for your children so you can continue to work in your vital role. 

Monday 23rd March




 *If you believe you are a key worker and are unable to make alternative arrangements to look after your children safely, please see my post below and contact the office as a matter of urgency. 


Friday 20th March


Thank you all for your support over the last few difficult weeks.  I was very sad to see you all head out at the end of the day.  I look forward to being able to welcome you all back!


We will endevour to maintain a skeleton opening for the parents of critical workers who are unable to make alternative arrangements for their children.  Please contact the Mrs Jones if this applies to you. 

Thursday 19th March


Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery will close from the beginning of next week apart from for children whose parents are key workers or who are vulnerable. We have not yet received information from the government regarding this.  I will update you as soon as I have clarity.  


Wednesday 18th March

Nursery parents please check the information on Summer Term claims in the Parent Tab under Nursery. 

Tuesday 17th March

Please be aware that the Government have issued new guidance today:


The government guidance for your attention is here:



This defines the underlying health conditions covered by social distancing guidance.

Monday 16th March


The advice issued by HM Government includes:

1. Schools to remain open

2. People with fever or persistent cough told to self-isolate for seven days.

3. Public Health England (PHE) has released new guidance for those staying at home with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus.


The advice states:

• Not to go to work, school or public areas, use public transport or taxis – or even for a walk.

• Those with even mild symptoms of infection should stay at least 2 metres away from other people in their homes and should sleep alone.


The NHS update advice states:

1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a) a new continuous cough and/or b) a high temperature.

2. For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection

3. If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.


This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.


If your child has either a new cough or high temperature DO NOT send your child to school. Your full cooperation with this is absolutely vital.

Current advice is that personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19 especially washing hands more and the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it strategy. In school we have been teaching all children the importance of handwashing and hygiene to protect us from all kinds of bugs and germs. Please ensure your children wash their hands before leaving home and we will ensure they wash their hands on entry to school and regularly throughout the day.