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8th June 2021

News sheet 8th June 2021

I do hope that you all enjoyed the half term holiday. It was good to feel the sunshine!


It is heartening to see that the number of cases of Covid and particularly those requiring hospitalisation remain low. However, I am very aware that we need to maintain our current precautions if this is to remain the case. In school, this means:

  • We will continue to operate in ‘bubbles’
  • Staff will continue to wear masks in communal areas and when working closely with children
  • Children and staff will wash or sanitise hands regularly
  • Parents should continue to wear masks and socially distance at drop off and pick up times
  • Children should not come to school if they are unwell. Parents should call the office for advice if they are unsure.
  • Children with high temperatures, loss of taste or small or a new continuous cough will need to have a PCR test before being able to plan a return date to school.

We have been very fortunate to have remained fully open since we reopened. This is because parents and staff have been vigilant about following the rules and taking necessary precautions. The responsible attitude of our community gives us the best chance of enabling all our children to attend school until the end of the school year.

We will continue to minimise the number of people on site which does unfortunately mean that our rearranged Sports Days will be for the children only.

Summer at school!

Now that the weather is finally starting to improve, please do remember to make sure that your child has a full water bottle every day; wears a hat (outside only!) and has sunscreen applied on exposed skin before coming to school.

Water Bottles

If your child does not have a water bottle, we have a small supply in school. These can be purchased through our Scopay app, at a cost of £2.00 each.


A reminder that children may wear either old or new uniform as we go into the summer. Our new uniform for summer is as follows:

Grey shorts/ skirt / trousers

White polo shirt

Navy jumper

Blue checked dress

PE uniform will consist of:

Navy blue shorts or joggers

White round neck t-shirt


Our new school tie is now available from the School Office.  Ties are to be worn by all KS2 children from September and can be purchased via the Scopay app at a cost of £5.00 each. 

Ties will be sent home with your children.

If you have any difficulty using Scopay, please contact the office.

Building progress

The building works continue to run well. The electricity supply was rerouted into the new substation successfully over the half term break and we currently remain on track to move in during the October half term.

We are now working with Morgan Sindall to plan the first visit to site for the children next week.  We know they be impressed with what they see inside!


Important Dates

Summer Term 2021


Monday 7th June                                          INSET Day

Tuesday 8th June                                         School reopens 8.30am

Tuesday, 6th July                                         Class Photographs

Monday 12th July                                          Annual Reports sent out to Parents

Wednesday 21st July                                   Year 6 Leavers event

Thursday 22nd July                                      Year 6 Leavers Assembly TBC

Friday 23rd July                                            School closes 1.45pm


Autumn Term 2021


Thursday, 2nd September                           Inset Day

Friday, 3rd September                                  Inset Day

Monday, 6th September                               School re-opens 8.30 am


Safeguarding/Child Protection


Hillbourne Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


If you have any concerns, please contact the following people through the school office:

The designated child protection lead: Ms Helen Roderick, Headteacher. The deputy designated child protection/safeguarding officers are: Mrs Jane Ryan, Pastoral Care, Ms Stephanie Meredith, SENCO. Tel: 01202 692604.