Corona Virus Update

We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.

As instructed by the Government the school will be closed from Friday 20th March until further notice apart from for children of key workers and vulnerable children, with Year 1 children from Monday 8th June. For all other children the Government has stated that from Monday 23rd March 2020 they must not attend school until further notice. We will update all parents as we are advised if the situation changes.

We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health England and the Department for Education to close entirely, we will inform parents and carers immediately.

The safety of our children and all the staff is our highest priority. We have followed government guidance, putting in place many safety measures as per our detailed risk assessments to ensure that the school is safe for some children to return. 
The health and safety of our Giffards community will always be our priority and to this end we will be accepting more key worker and vulnerable children from Wednesday 3rd June and then Year 1 children from Monday 8th June. If you are in one of the groups of families we are accepting and require a place for your child but have not yet let us know please contact us as a matter of urgency. 

Advice for Parents around reopening of schools 

Updated information from the Government 24.04.20

Chastisement Newsletter from Essex Police 22.04.20

Letter explaining about the resources available to your child and how the school is keeping in contact with everyone

List of online  education resources for home published by the DfE 07.04.20 

Purple Mash Newsletter 07.04.20

FSM Food vouchers -FAQ for parents/carers

Letter re Home Working 30.03.20

Opening over Easter 

Please click here for a link to the latest guidance (01.04.20) that we have received from the DfE

Easy read guidance on Shielding from Public Health England

Guidance on Social Distancing

Confirmation over Key Workers 

Arrangements from Monday 23rd March 2020 

For advice on when to self -isolate if you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus please click this link: