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Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and cooperation since the start of the lockdown. It has been a challenging period for all our families, and the children have missed seeing their friends, as well as of course their education.

The Government is now encouraging all eligible children (Nur, Rec, Y1, Y6) to return to school. As per the announcement, our school will reopen on Mon 8 June 2020. Currently, we are working hard to take the necessary steps in readiness for welcoming back as many children as possible.

For the vast majority of children, coronavirus is a mild illness, and scientific evidence shows that young children are less likely to become unwell if affected with the virus. Only children with specific serious health conditions should not attend their school.

It goes without saying that the safety of our children and staff is our top priority. We are working hard, following the latest government guidance, to develop and implement a number of new ways of operating. This will allow us to open as safely as possible, making the school COVID secure and limiting the risk of transmitting of the virus.

Here are some of the steps we are taking in readiness for reopening:

  • Taking temperatures on arrival and looking out for symptoms
  • Sanitising hands on arrival and throughout the day
  • Having a staggered drop-off and collection time
  • Keeping children and staff in protective groups, without mixing with others
  • Ventilating all rooms and spending time outdoors, as much as possible
  • Reducing movement around school
  • Increasing cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces
  • Not sharing personal belongings
  • Not using school cups or cutlery at lunchtime

I hope you are reassured we have taken all possible steps to ensure maximum safety for all in our school. We look forward to welcoming your child back.

Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor (Acting Headteacher)

Headteacher’s Welcome

Beeston St Francis of Assisi is a friendly, caring and popular school filled with happy, enthusiastic and talented learners, and equally happy, enthusiastic, talented and committed staff.

We value the contribution parents make to the school life, and the importance of the home/school/parish partnership in developing the “whole child” during their time with us.

We firmly believe that every child is unique, a gift from God to be nurtured and developed, and that every child has the right to feel clever and achieve greatness. Therefore, we offer our pupils as many opportunities as possible to embrace their personal strengths, while challenging themselves to be the best they can be!

We are all very proud of our school. We hope this website through its various pages gives you an insight into how we work, and how we strive within a Christ-centred environment to prepare our pupils to play a full and positive part in the ever-changing world we live in.

If you would like to find out more about us, then please make an appointment to visit the school, where you will be warmly welcome!

Vera Snejberkova-Taylor (Acting Headteacher)