National Schools Closure

National Schools Closure

Following government guidelines, we are working towards a phased return of designated priority year groups. This will happen at different stages between 4th – 15th June and parents & carers of these year groups will be informed of the arrangements for their child’s return.

Children’s mental health and well-being is, as ever, our highest priority, and we recognise that some children also need the opportunity to end this academic with some face-to-face time with their friends before the end of the current school year.

Therefore, we would like to welcome Years 2, 3 and 4 children back to Burdett-Coutts school on designated Fridays from 9.00am to 12.00pm. We have chosen Friday, as it is the day when the school is closed to all other year groups and for this reason, we believe that we can safely accommodate each class on their respective day.

Please see the following letters from Mrs Dyer:

At all times we will continue to have the absolute best interest of our children, families and staff at the forefront of our thinking when planning the reopening of our school. We do not want to compromise the health, safety and well-being of our entire school’s community so safeguarding this remains our absolute priority.

For those children not required to come to school, their learning remains very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen.

We recognise that this continues to be a challenging period for children, families and staff and we appreciate your continued patience as we adapt to the ever-changing situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and if at any time you need to get in touch with us, you can do so here ›

Free School Meals:

Due to the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the government has recognised that families are facing increased pressure on household budgets over the coming months. To support families, the government has launched the Covid Summer Food Fund which will enable children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals to be supported over the summer holiday period.

On Monday 13th July, you will be texted a sixteen-digit numerical code for one voucher which is worth £90. This is to pay for a daily lunchtime meal for your child during the summer holidays. It will cover the following period:

Week beginning

Weekly value

20th July 2020

£15

27th July  2020

£15

3rd August  2020

£15

10th August  2020

£15

17th August  2020

£15

24th August  2020

£15

Total £90.00

The code can be redeemed at: www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk and you can purchase food items with your voucher at the following supermarkets: Aldi, Asda, Company Shop Group, Iceland – including The Food Warehouse Stores, M&S, McColl’s, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

The voucher must be used to purchase food for your eligible child / children and must not be used to purchase other products such as clothing, cigarettes or alcohol.

Please read the attached brochure for simple instructions about how to redeem your code. If you need further support in accessing the code, please visit the school office on Thursday 16th July, where Miss Cameron and Mrs Camplin will assist you with your enquiry.

For further details, please read the full letter from Mrs Dyer here ›

Safeguarding:

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the Children’s Services Team on 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm weekdays) or outside of these times, the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388.

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

For the school’s safeguarding procedures during the Covid-19 crisis, please read our Safeguarding Addendum here ›

City of Westminster : Coronavirus support

Westminster City Council are committed to helping their residents, businesses and all stakeholders during this time. Their website has a dedicated Coronavirus Support section packed with information and updates about their response to coronavirus, including links to central government and NHS for advice on staying safe.

They also publish an email newsletter which we have included below:

If you prefer, you can sign up to receive their email newsletters here  ›