Hatherleigh Community Primary School Caring about learning and learning to care

YR, Y1 & Y6 return to school information.

Thursday 21st May 2020


Dear Parent/Carer


Thank you to everyone whom has responded to indicate if their child in Reception, Y1 or Y6 will be returning after the half term break. I appreciate this has been a very difficult decision and would like to reinforce my understanding and support to those parents/carers whom feel now is not the time for their child to return. Also, to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, positive messages and appreciation of the school’s efforts over the last two months.


Following a meeting of the Governing board the return to school for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children will be over a three-week period beginning on Wednesday 3rd June. This approach has been adopted to allow for very careful monitoring of all procedures and measures to ensure the school is as safe an environment for the children as is possible and to allow for review and revision as is required.


The return timetable will be as follows.


Beginning from

Groups attending school

Monday 1st June

Vulnerable and key worker children

Wednesday 3rd June

Vulnerable, key worker & Year 6 children

Monday 8th June

Vulnerable, key worker,  Year 6  & Reception children

Monday 15th June

Vulnerable, key worker, Year 6, Reception & Year 1 children


Year groups will be divided into smaller groups with dedicated arrival and departure times, classrooms, teachers and teaching assistants.  Final information including specific details of which group your child will be in, their classroom and teacher will be communicated after the half term break when final numbers of returning children have been confirmed and also allowing for any revisions due to updated information from the Government.


Attached with this letter are the following documents


  • DCC COVID-19 return to school risk assessment.
  • HCPS COVID-19 return to school risk assessment.
  • Arrival, departure and play/lunchtime timetable including procedure for arriving and departing school.
  • Payments to school information.


The Government as you will have seen in the news has the ambition for all Primary children to return before the summer break, I will be writing to you later in the term to address this following the return of Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children.


If you have any questions or require further information, do not hesitate to phone school or use the teacher@ email address.


Once again, thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation during this challenging and uncertain time.



Stay safe and well



Alan Monger