School Organisational Updates

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Full Return to School from 6th September

Only one parent/carer should drop off and collect children to avoid overcrowding.

No Staggered Start/Finish to the School Day - 

  • All children arrive in school from 8:45am ready to learn when their lessons start at 9am.
  • Children can be brought through the Reception Gate or the Main Playground Gate, to their classroom door by their parent or carer where they will be greeted by their teacher/support assistant.
  • There will be staff in the playgrounds to direct you if you need help locating your child’s class.
  • At the end of the day, children will be handed over to their parents/carers at the classroom door in the playground.
  • Children in Reception and KS1 are to be collected to go home at 3:10pm.
  • Children in KS2 are to be collected to go home at 3:15pm.
  • We request that only one parent/carer drops off their child/ren to avoid overcrowding
  • Please do not wait around but vacate the playground as soon as you have dropped off their child/ren

Walking Bus - We intend to restart the walking bus this half term.  Further information to follow soon.

Breakfast and After School Clubs

  • Breakfast and After School Clubs will commence on Monday 6th September.  Please contact the office if you would like to request a place by sending an email to

Homework for Year 1 - Year 6  will restart the week beginning Monday 13th September 2021.  In the meantime, children should keep reading and practicing their times tables/counting.

Communication with the school

  • We are committed to working in partnership with parents and would encourage brief communication at the beginning and end of the day if there is anything that you think your teacher should know.  If you need to arrange a longer or private conversation, please contact the office as this will not always be possible when teachers are welcoming children or sending them home.

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle into school each day marked clearly with their name as children will still be unable to use the water fountain.

Reading at Capel 

  • Reading books are now being sent home by the class teacher. 
  • All year groups will receive their 2 reading books (a colour banded book and a reading for pleasure book) on a Friday and must return them on the following Friday.
  • The colour banded book should be read by the child to a supported adult such as their parent/carer whilst the reading for pleasure book can be read to or with the child by anyone in the family.
  • Colour banded books need to be brought in to school every day. 
  • Lost or severely damaged books will incur a charge of £5.

PE at Capel

  • Pupils will continue to participate in two PE lessons per week - one with Mrs Routledge and one with their class teacher.  Dance and Gymnastics lessons will be held indoors; all other sports will be taught outside - weather permitting.
  • Pupils from Year 1 to 6 will need to have their PE kit available at school every day. 
  • Reception children will not need to bring a PE kit but are asked to come to school in active wear on Tuesdays (when they have their PE lessons).


  • Free school meals will be provided as normal for all pupils in Reception and KS1 and those who are eligible in KS2.
  • Pupils who do not receive free school meals will have a choice of ordering a lunch or bringing in a packed lunch.  We encourage you to take up the school meal. We do, however, recognise that this may not be possible if catering for allergies or a restricted diet.
  • Once pupils return to school, lunches will be eaten in the dining hall.
  • All school meals can be pre-ordered through Parent Pay.  Menus are displayed on this App to show you the choices available. However, due to the national shortage of delivery drivers, the menu may need to be adapted at short notice. 

Ventilation and extra clothing

  • Schools have been advised to keep windows and internal doors open in the classrooms as ventilation is extremely important. 
  • When the weather is cold , we would encourage children to wear extra layers under their uniforms and bring an extra jumper or fleece into school in addition to their school jumper. 
  • This does not have to be a school uniform jumper. 
  • The extra jumper or fleece should  be kept in school during the week and taken home on Fridays to wash so please do not choose your child’s best jumper or fleece. 
  • Please also label it with your child’s name.
  • Please remember to send your child to school with a warm, waterproof coat every day. Once again, please make sure that it has their name in it.
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