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Reopening of Schools - Update 

Reopening of Schools - Update

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope that you are enjoying the summer holidays with your families despite the weather.

I am contacting you with a brief update of the progress of reopening the school at the end of the month.

I am sure you are aware that the Minster for Education published a comprehensive document on the  “Roadmap for the Full Return to School”,  on Monday last and I anticipate that you are wondering what implications this will have at a local level.    

It is the expectation of the School Management that the School will reopen for all, and that all year groups will return in a staggered formation during the week of 31st  August – 4th September.  It is further hoped that all students will be attending each day from Monday7th September 2020. Details of which have to be finalised. Once finalised you will be notified immediately.

The school staff are working through the recently received documentation and are making the necessary provisions for a safe return for all students. Some guidelines are still being sought from the department and I hope to be able to provide you with a fairly comprehensive plan of return by the beginning of next week.

We are fortunate enough to have secured funding for a new fire alarm system. This fire alarm is currently being installed. Hopefully this work will be completed in plenty of time to allow us to prepare for a safe return to school for students and staff.

In terms of school uniforms, students will be expected to wear full school uniform, however if there are supplier issues, allowances will be made for parents for a couple of weeks.

Students will not be required to wear face coverings for the school day, however we would ask that students have one available to them should an unforeseen situation arise that it would be recommended to wear one.

Because of the threat of Covid -19 and all of the national health guidelines to be adhered to, it is fair to say that the school experience will be quite different for students, parents and teachers than it was when the schools closed down in March. In light of this as we are planning the reopening of our school, we are conscious of trying to keep the school as supportive, familiar, and enjoyable an experience for the students as we can.

If you have any questions in the meantime please send a separate email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we will respond asap.