Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR

01280848459

office.3090@finmere.oxon.sch.uk

Finmere Church Of England Primary School

‘Challenging all to shine’

Parents

Latest Newsletters

  • 30 Jun 2020
    School update 30.6.20

    School update 30.6.20

  • 19 Jun 2020
    School update 19.6.20

    School update 19.6.20

  • 16 Jun 2020
    Letter from Oxfordshire County Council to families

    Dear parents

    Please find attached a letter from Ansaf Azhar, Corporate Director of Public Health at Oxfordshire County Council, which we have been asked to share with our school community.

    Many thanks

  • 15 Jun 2020
    Willow class reading books

    Dear parents

    Willow reading book packs are now available for those who may wish to collect them. They will be placed outside the main school entrance each day, along with the Redwood and Maple books.

    Many thanks

  • 10 Jun 2020
    Phased school re-opening - update 10.6.20

    Dear Parents,

    I am writing with regard to this week's change in guidance from the government regarding the plan for pupils in Years 2, 3 ,4 and 5 to return to school during this summer term. As you will remember, original government guidance was clear in the expectation that provision would need to be made for these pupils to receive at least four weeks of school before the end of this term. I wanted to write today, to reassure you I am working closely with school staff, governors and the trust to discuss the impact of this revised government guidance. Our extensive planning and phased re-opening on 1st June 2020 was based upon the original guidance, and we are still hopeful we have some capacity to be able to offer a further re-opening option to families who may wish their child/children to return to school this term.

    To support an informed decision making process, I am asking for all parents of pupils in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 to notify the school office by the end of the day on Monday 15th June 2020 as to whether or not they had planned for their child to return to school this term, if this option was available.

    It is important to note, if we were to open to additional pupils, the model of opening would remain as it currently is, with pupils in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 being offered either a morning or afternoon session only and this further opening would not begin until w/c 22nd June 2020 at the earliest.

    As a reminder, attendance at school is still optional and there are no penalties for not attending. We know many families will still be choosing to isolate or need to shield. Furthermore, the focus on learning in school is based very much on promoting mental well-being in pupils and not about closing learning gaps in the next few weeks. Teachers are already thinking carefully about how they will approach learning and revision of key areas in September.

    Additionally, I am asking parents of pupils in EYFS and Year 1, who have made the decision to delay their child's return to school this term, to now confirm whether their child will return this term or not. We have made the decision to set a final date for EYFS/Year 1 pupils to re-join this term and this will be Mon 22nd June 2020. After this date, EYFS/Year 1 pupils will not be able to return to school until September.

    At this stage, I am unable to confirm whether we will be able to go ahead with the additional opening for pupils in Years 2, 3,4 and 5 and seek your patience and understanding whilst school leaders at Finmere digest the implications of the updates from the DfE and continue to prioritise pupil and staff safety and well-being.

    Once again, many thanks for your continued patience and understanding during this ever-changing and challenging time.


    Caroline Tucker

    Headteacher

    Finmere CE Primary School

    Tel: 01280 848459

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Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR

01280848459

office.3090@finmere.oxon.sch.uk