Information concerning the wider Opening of School from September 2020- last Updated 16 th September 2020

Settle CE Primary are now back open, with all classes back in school. It is great to see everyone back.We will keep this section of the website open to share important documents relating to the school return and to keep you updated with any messages relating to the wider opening of school. 

Update 16th September

It is worth reminding parents what happens if their child is tested for Coronavirus and the impact on the functioning of the class/bubble. The advice has been shared in our school risk assessment but is worth highlighting again through this update:

If someone tests positive, they should follow the ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’ and must continue to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the onset of their symptoms and then return to school only if they do not have symptoms other than cough or Loss of sense of smell/taste. This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone. The 10-day period starts from the day when they first became ill. If they still have a high temperature, they should keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal. Other members of their household should continue self-isolating for the full 14 days.

Schools will send home those people who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days since they were last in close contact with that person when they were infectious.

Update 15th September

The Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated and includes the school position on whether a child should come into school if they have a cold or are are feeling under the weather plus other updated information.

As a general rule minor ailments are acceptable but symptoms such as having a fever or heavy cold mean a child should really stay at home. We want to maintain the widespread health of the school as far as possible and keep everyone's immunity as high as we can during these autumn and winter months.

If you or your child has multiple symptoms including:

a high temperature above 37.8 degrees,

a fever or chills,

a sore throat,

a new and continuous cough,

muscle aches and a sense of fatigue,

or a new loss of smell or taste


Update 7th September

It has been fantastic to have everyone back. The morning drop off routine needs a little tweaking but as it was the first day and a number of children were quite anxious it seemed appropriate to take our time to get everything calm and positive for the children.

Moving forwards, we would like to ask that all parents from Year 1 onwards (unless their child has special needs considerations) to drop their child at the school gate (i.e grey gate entrance for Key Stage One or Two) in the morning,where a member of staff from their class will be waiting.

Parents of children in Nursery and Reception can continue to come on to the school premises as they have done today, maintaining their social distancing space.

This way the drop off should be quite rapid for all the parents in Year One upwards allowing parents a smoother exit to go to work etc.

As mentioned in my letter, issued a few days ago, if parents continue to struggle with their drop off times (e.g. parents of more than one child, and where timings don’t seem to fit) then let your class teacher know and we will try to improve the situation.

So, in summary – please keep to your designated drop off slots. We will endeavour to have all classes opening up on time and good luck with the collection routine at the end of the school day!

Not ideal circumstances but eventually, together, we will get there!

Best wishes

Mr Wright

Update 5th September

Mr Wright , Executive Headteacher Letter to parents regarding details concerning the wider opening of Settle Primary (see pdf section below)

Update 3rd September

Updated Whole School Risk Assessment (see Pdf files to access document)

Update  28th August

Please note that the isolation period has now risen from 7 to 10 days in accordance with the latest advice. Please note that some posters issued to schools and passed on to parents may not have been updated to take into account this change in advice.

Please note that there are currently no plans for primary children to wear masks in school unlike students at secondary school who will now be wearing masks from September when out of class and moving about the school. Children may come to school wearing masks but in accordance with guidance these masks will need to be taken off on entry to school.

Update 26th August

New FAQ added to help guide parents and staff for the wider opening in September.

Update 19th August

Please see Settle News newsletter in PDF section for reminder as to suggested new drop off and collection times in September. Be prepared and aware that the timings have changed to limit parent congestion at the start and end of the day.

Update 1st August 

Please be sure to order uniform nice and early as supply may be affected by Covid-19. Please see school uniform section for further details.

Update 20th July

Settle News released to parents via email with details of new (temporary) start and finish times for classes as follows:

All classes will be returning in September, although we still need to have staggered drop off and pick up times to reduce congestion at the start/end of the school day. Although the teaching time remains the same, classes will arrive and leave at the following times: Nursery and Reception: 8.45am-3.15pm Year 1/2: 9am-3.30pm Year 2: 8.30am-3pm Year 3/4: 8.45am-3.15pm Year 4/5: 9am-3.30pm Year 5/6: 8.30am-3pm Children with siblings can remain in classes at the end of the day until brothers/ sisters have also finished for the day. Please also watch out for emails and Facebook updates from Mr Wright regarding return to school plans for the Autumn term.

Update 16th July

  • Please see Mr Wright's letter attached and copy of school Risk Assessment

Update 6th July 2020

  • The government have published guidelines on schools returning in September. Please see link below:

  • For further information regarding the Phased Return please see the Headteacher Update 26th June 2020 attached and for information regarding September refer to the attachment below dated 6th July.